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Logan Jaffe

Logan Jaffe

Curious City Producer

Logan Jaffe is a digital producer and reporter for WBEZ’s Curious City.

She tackles the editorial and multimedia sides of Curious City’s online content, and produces the videos, photos, interactives and social media campaigns to make it happen.

Since making her way from Miami to Chicago in 2011 as Curious City’s first intern, Logan’s also become an independent online documentary producer. Her most recent work, Battle Flag, has gained recognition in the Atlantic, Mashable and Storybench.

Recent Stories

Curious City

Why Is Gambling Banned On The CTA?

Commuters are regularly hit with the announcement “Gambling is prohibited on CTA trains.” We find the reason behind the rule and look for those who inspired it.

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Zeppelin Poseurs: Why Chicago’s Airship Dreams Never Took Off

In the 1920s, the city was head over heels for airships. So why did it let this once-futuristic technology float away?

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Why A Black Man Lost His Life For Baseball In the Age Of The Negro Leagues

Sisters seek details about their grandfather’s Chicago baseball team, and his killing by a white police officer in 1925.

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That Time Chicago Sent Snow to Florida

How one girl’s dream for a snow day came true during the infamous blizzard of 1967.

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That Time Chicago Sent Snow to Florida

How one girl’s dream for a snow day came true during the infamous blizzard of 1967.

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Why Chicago Suburb Names Flat Out Lie about their Elevation

From Chicago Heights to Mount Prospect, here’s why Chicago suburb names flat out lie about their elevation.

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The Story Behind the Old Wrigley Field Scoreboard

Yeah, it's a Chicago icon in green and white, but did it change information design forever?

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The Great Chicago Dragonfly Invasion, explained

If you’ve been to the Lake Michigan shoreline recently, no, you’re not crazy. There are more of these critters buzzing around than usual.

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Chicago's Best Stargazing Spots

Chicago’s notorious light pollution hides the stars, but here’s where you have a fighting chance to peek at the heavens.

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In Chicago, eternal rest ain't so eternal

How often do the dead make way for planes, parks and other local development? More than you'd think.

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What does Lincoln Park Zoo do with its poo?

Yes, it tosses most of it, but a smidge is stored and studied. That’s where it gets interesting!

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The art and science behind the skyline's glow

Why Chicago’s tell-tale orange skyline is becoming history, plus a look at whether the city will choose to go darker or light up like Disney World.

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The legacy of Michael Jordan in Chicago

The city rode high when ‘His Airness’ played for the Bulls. But what did he leave behind?

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A story of star-crossed suburbs

The Chicago suburbs of Romeoville and Joliet were once named Romeo and Juliet. We explored why.

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We Ain't Afraid Of No (Chicago) Ghosts!

What makes these notable ghost stories tick? Even if you don’t believe them, you’ll never forget them.

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Surf's up in Chicago, but where?

A compromise between surfers and a wary park district made riding waves in four spots fair game.

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Where Do Chicago's Bats Hang Out?

Several varieties of furry fliers are likely closer than you think. Given the rampant spread of a deadly bat disease, we’re lucky to find the critters here at all.

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Chicago's tattoo holdout

Why was it that — for a time — just one shop took care of the entire city’s inking needs? To find out, roll up your sleeves!

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Chicago's oh-so curious past

Tales of Victorian-era sexuality, seedy motels, missiles and doughnuts inspired by your curiosity!

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Old buildings for new business

Chicago is famous for its historic architecture. So how does that play into corporate development? If most big retailers build new, why do some choose urban hand-me-downs? 

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