Your NPR news source

In the Know: Chicago's Spy in the Sky

SHARE In the Know: Chicago's Spy in the Sky

Do the new “automated speed enforcement” laws just raise city revenue, or benefit citizens in other ways? Do Chicagoans feel safer with cameras on our street corners or is the government spending too much time and money looking over our city of big shoulders?

Listen in to a discussion about Chicago under surveillance, as we talk about what these cameras mean to the city, our safety, and look at larger implications of privacy and just what constitutes public space.

Panelists include the director for CeaseFire Illinois, Tio Hardiman, 39th Ward Chicago Alderman Margaret Laurino, and Rajiv Shah, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose research seeks to understand the relationship between the design of information technologies and society. The discussion is moderated by journalist Laura Washington.


Recorded Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Chicago History Museum.

The Latest
In a subpoena obtained by WBEZ, the feds wanted a list of county documents about a hack that potentially affected 1.2 million patients here.
Supreme Court Justices heard arguments that could upend Section 230, which has been called the law that created the internet.
TikTok has a reputation for its seemingly bottomless well of dance trends and lip sync videos, but there are as many sides of TikTok as there are users. It has quickly become a forum for cultural conversation, and many Gen Z users even get their news from the app. Reset hears from two fan-favorite TikTokkers about building an audience, keeping people from scrolling away, and what makes the app tick. GUESTS: Chris Vazquez, Associate Producer on the Washington Post TikTok team Jack Corbett, video producer for NPR’s Planet Money
If you don’t think news out of the tech world affects you, think again. With your favorite streaming service shaking things up and the metaverse looming, this might be a big year for the tech we use every day. Reset checks in with a tech writer at CES. GUEST: Tatum Hunter, Washington Post technology writer
Twitter CEO Elon Musk finalized his purchase of the social media platform in October and already has plans to step down. Reset digs into his reign at the company and how it could change going forward. GUEST: Cat Zakrzewski, technology policy reporter for the Washington Post