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Obama Orders Sweeping Review Of International Hacking Tied To U.S. Elections

The review will go all the way back to the 2008 campaign and will look at "all foreign actors and any attempt to interfere with our elections," said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
December 9, 2016

WBEZ News

A Former Gang Member, A Gay Bar, And Trump: A Look At Honorary Street Signs

Almost 100 signs have been proposed in the Chicago City Council this year so far.
December 9, 2016

Nerdette

Phoebe Robinson On Why You Can't Touch Her Hair

Robinson is a comic, author and the host of two podcasts. Plus, she says being a black feminist can be a full-time job.
December 9, 2016

NPR

Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds.
December 9, 2016

Morning Shift

Cokie Roberts On The 'Detective Work' Of Writing Women's History

"What I always say about writing about women is it’s the other half of the human race for heaven’s sake."
December 9, 2016

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: Organizing Domestic Workers In Illinois

A new law takes effect in Illinois on January 1 guaranteeing nannies, housekeepers and other people who work in homes are entitled to minimum wage and a day off. Hear from two of the organizers.
December 9, 2016

NPR

U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.
December 9, 2016

Morning Edition

Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

"The event never left me," Joseph Linsk says, as he reveals a secret he's been keeping since the 1930s.
December 9, 2016

Morning Edition

South Korean Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Impeach President

The vote against Pres. Park Geun-hye follows a politically-paralyzing corruption scandal. A constitutional court will now decide her fate.
December 9, 2016

NPR

Adding A Funny Form Of Carbon To Silly Putty Creates A Heart Monitor

Graphene comes in sheets barely an atom thick and is extremely good at conducting electricity. By adding the unusual form of carbon to Si...
December 9, 2016

WBEZ News

Judge In Laquan McDonald Case Presses City On ‘Transparency’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is asking a judge to order secrecy on emails that are part of the murder case against Jason Van Dyke.
December 8, 2016

WBEZ News

Power Play: New Energy Bill Keeps Customers In The Dark

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the controversial energy bill Wednesday despite uncertainty over what it means for electric bills.
December 7, 2016

WBEZ News

Chicagoans React To Trump Being Named Time’s Person Of The Year

"He certainly is the most newsworthy person of 2016 beyond anybody. It’s not even close," said Mark Damisch.
December 8, 2016

Making Oprah

The inside story of a TV revolution. In this new WBEZ podcast, Oprah Winfrey tells the behind-the-scenes story of her iconic TV talk show...
November 22, 2016

Curious City

Picking Apart Prayer in Aurora’s City Council

Aurora leads council meetings with prayer, and it sometimes raises eyebrows. But would a judge ever smack it down?
December 4, 2016

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