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Curious City

A Second Life for Chicago’s Abandoned Bikes

That sorry-looking bike on the curb could end up in the hands of a local kid or even a family overseas.
September 25, 2016


Map: Which Chicago Neighborhood Had The Most Block Parties?

Block parties – not to be confused with street fests – are a summer pastime in many Chicago neighborhoods, but which area had the most? W...
September 24, 2016


New City Colleges Initiative Creates Barriers For Some

A plan by City Colleges of Chicago to align its educational programs more closely with the jobs of tomorrow appeals to many students. But...
September 23, 2016

TED Radio Hour

How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

Astronaut and retired colonel Chris Hadfield discusses how to prepare your mind for the unexpected, and the worst.
September 19, 2016


Nabisco Workers Keep Fighting For Chicago Jobs

After last summer's announcement that Chicago's Nabisco plant would lose 600 jobs, the workers' fight has become symbolic.
September 23, 2016

Morning Shift

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Discusses New Plan To Combat Violence

Emanuel announced last night the city will invest $36 million over 3 years to expand mentor programs. He spoke today on the Morning Shift.
September 23, 2016


Reaction To Mayor's New Public Safety Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented a public safety plan Thursday. Aldermen, community leaders and academics weigh in on the new strategy.
September 23, 2016


Are Chicago Public Schools Teachers Getting A Raise?

CPS says their contract offers teachers a raise. The teachers union says it's a pay cut. It all comes down to defining three variables.
September 22, 2016


After Trump Suggestion, Chicago’s Top Cop Talks Up City’s Gun Seizures

Eddie Johnson is defending the city’s efforts to get illegal guns off the street after a suggestion from Donald Trump curbing violence.
September 23, 2016


National Black History Museum Could Spur Interest Locally

On Chicago's South Side, the museum will be viewed during a free watch party Saturday at DuSable's Museum of African American History.
September 23, 2016


Fall TV With Linda Holmes And Jim DeRogatis

Two of our favorite podcast hosts and pop culture opinion-havers stop by to nerd out about fall TV.
September 23, 2016

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: A Chance Enounter In Spain Leads To Family Life In Chicago

Carlos Guzman met his wife, Mandy, by chance, at a bar in southern Spain. They later moved to Chicago where they built on their life together.
September 23, 2016

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