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Paula Friedrich

Paula Friedrich

Interactive Producer

Paula Friedrich is an interactive producer for WBEZ, getting stories from the airwaves onto your screen. Prior to joining WBEZ, she worked with Michigan Radio’s online team as social media producer. She’s a big fan of pineapple pizza and souvenir sweatshirts.

Recent Stories

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Where Could Recreational Weed Be Sold In Chicago Come January?

We mapped out the areas that could be open to cannabis businesses under a proposal in front of City Council.

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Your Illustrated Guide To Chicago’s Budget Problems

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is making a prime-time speech Thursday to outline what’s expected to be a bad news budget. Here’s your guide.

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5 Unexpected Items You Can Borrow At Chicago's New Tool Library

Instead of books, this library lends things like hammers and saws —and a few other "tools" you might not expect.

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Explore Where CTU And CPS Landed On Key Contract Issues

The Chicago teachers strike is over. Explore how bargaining played out.

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How To Build A Cow Out Of Butter

Sculpting a cow from butter is a beloved state fair tradition. This is how it's done.

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Does Your CPS School Have Trouble Finding Teachers And Subs?

Chicago Public Schools is struggling with a teacher shortage — and a substitute shortage. See how it affects your school.

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10 Tips For Enjoying A Sox Game — From Fans

We’ve got suggestions from those who know the ballpark best: Sox fans.

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6 Events Chicagoans Say You Have To Attend This Summer

We asked, you answered. Here are some suggestions for summertime events in the city.

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11 Tips On How To Enjoy A Cubs Game — From Fans

The Cubs will host the White Sox Tuesday and Wednesday at Wrigley Field. We asked Cubs fans the best way to have a good time.

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The Best Ways To Enjoy Summer In Chicago, According To Chicagoans

We asked. You answered. Here are 400 places to bike, eat, cool off and more.

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Out With (Some Of) The Old: Track Lightfoot’s Picks To Run City Hall

We're keeping an eye on City Hall’s revolving door: where Rahm Emanuel’s top aides are going, and who Lori Lightfoot taps to replace them.

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Before You Vote, Compare The Histories Of Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates

They agree on a lot, but how they got to those viewpoints is pretty different.

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'The Voice' Is Back: Here’s What Chicago Contestants Sang In Every Season So Far

The Billboard Hot 100 remains hot, the ’90s are not, and the Chicago area has more than one (or two) “Beliebers.”

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How Often Did Your Alderman Show Up To Work At City Hall?

If City Council gave out attendance grades, most of its members would get a D. Before you vote Tuesday, see how your alderman stacks up.

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Which Chicago Mayoral Candidate Do You Agree With Most?

We sent the candidates yes or no questions. Now, you can answer them too — and compare the results.

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Chicago's Mayoral Candidates Answer 20 Yes Or No Questions

Before you vote, read their answers.

Morning Shift

Fantastic Chicago Buildings And Where To Find Them

The house from Home Alone, UIC's most confusing building, and a tomb in Lincoln Park. Find them all on this map.

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We Asked The Illinois Governor Candidates 18 Yes Or No Questions

Only one completely followed the directions.

16 Shots

Ep 3: The Fallout

Protesters take to the streets. Critics attack the mayor and police department. A federal probe finds a pattern of abuse by Chicago cops.

16 Shots

Ep 2: Pattern & Practice

The fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald aggravated longstanding tensions between Chicago police and the city’s black residents. We look at how a troubled police department spun a narrative of the shooting, how that narrative fell apart, and how the city reacted when it did.

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