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The Rundown: Dinner with Bill Ayers, politics quiz

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Bill Ayers (Flickr/Jerome Phillips)

Ayers: In a recent performance for live magazine and podcast The Paper Machete, The Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers relayed how he became the unlikely dinner host of conservative personalities Andrew Breitbart and Tucker Carlson. Eight Forty-Eight takes a listen.

Clever Apes: WBEZ science reporter and Clever Ape Gabriel Spitzer introduces us to two nuclear scientists whose moonlighting gigs might surprise you.
Schmidt: The first Mayor Daley epitomized Chicago's Democratic machine politics. So why did he run as a Republican for the Illinois House in 1936? WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt has the answers. And, Schmidt tests your knowledge of Chicago political trivia. To play, call 312.923.9239.

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