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Max Green

Max Green

News Producer

Max Green is a news producer with WBEZ. Prior to this role, he was a freelance audio maker reporting and producing stories for a variety of member stations and programs. Max has a B.A. in Science Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and spends his free time writing music, walking his dog, and keeping detailed to-do lists. He listens to a lot of podcasts.

Recent Stories

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Report Details Illinois Groundwater Pollution From Coal Plants

New data from companies that own power plants across Illinois shows groundwater contamination linked to coal ash at nearly every facility.

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Judge Halts Rockford Murder Retrial In Light Of Alleged Misconduct

New info has a judge demanding state agencies turn over records related to the case of a man whose lawyers allege was wrongfully convicted.

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Report: Inequality ‘Impacting Our Economic Growth’

CMAP’s executive director says segregation and disinvestment in Chicago communities “has taken a toll” on the city’s economic growth.

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Activists Say An Illinois River Could Be Next Coal Ash Disaster Site

Coal ash, a toxic material produced by coal plants, is sitting on the banks of a protected stretch of an Illinois river.

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State Struggling To House Paroled Prisoner As Communities Push Him Out

Carl Reimann’s advocates say he’s reformed, but neighborhoods haven't been open to housing the paroled murderer.

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Illinois Case Questions Bullet Analysis By State Police

A decision in a murder case involving ballistics evidence could open the door for others to seek retrials.

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U.S. Becoming More Segregated, Says Author Of Landmark Report On Race

Fifty years after the release of an influential study on race and poverty, one of the report’s authors says things are getting worse.

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Long-Running DuPage Gun Show Bans Sale Of AR-15 Weapons

For the first time in its history, a long-running DuPage County gun show will not permit the sale of AR-15 style semi automatic weapons.

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U Of C Alumni Group Demands Transparency On Cost To Bring Bannon To Campus

A University of Chicago alumni group says the school won’t say what it’s paying to bring former presidential chief strategist Steve Bannon to campus for a debate.

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2nd Suburban School Closes Due To High Number Of Flu Cases

A school in the western suburbs is the second in the Chicago area to close due to a high number of flu cases this season.

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Chicago Suburbs See Different Results From Divvy Partnership

After partnering with bike-share company Divvy, two Chicago suburbs are seeing very different results.

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CPS All-Girl Team Heads To U.S. Open Robotics Championships

For the first time ever, a Chicago public school team will be heading to the U.S. Open Robotics Championships — and, it’s all girls.

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Judge Rules Patients Can Use Pot For Pain Not Responsive To Other Treatments

The Illinois Department of Public Health is planning to appeal a Cook County judge’s ruling that certain types of pain should qualify for treatment with medical marijuana.

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Aldermen Raise Concerns About Diversity In City's Workforce

Some alderman are raising concerns about a lack of diversity in Chicago’s city workforce.

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Homeland Security Scans Faces Of International Travelers At O'Hare

The Department of Homeland Security is scanning the faces of international travelers at O’Hare Airport — including American citizens.

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New DCFS Director Says Department Is Moving Quickly To Fill Vacancies

The new director of Illinois’ child welfare agency says her department is moving quickly to fill long-vacant staff positions.

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Illinois DCFS Director Discusses Plan To 'Turn Things Around'

Beverly Walker joins 'Morning Edition' host Lisa Labuz to reflect on her first six months with the state's child welfare agency.

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Chicago Protesters Call On Congress To Reauthorize Children's Health Insurance Program

About a hundred people gathered at Chicago’s federal plaza today to call on Congress to reauthorize a health coverage program for children.

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Illinois Task Force Recommends Rollback Of Public Sex Offender Registries

A statewide task force is recommending Illinois roll back its use of public registries for sex offenders.

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2-Month Long Gang Trials Restarts After Jurors Removed

Deliberations are starting over Friday in a two-month long gang trial in Cook County after five jurors were removed from the case Friday.

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