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The Takeaway

Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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On The Media

Chasing Ghosts

Friday, January 02, 2015

Bob talks with Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city of Chicago all night reporting on shootings. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Two Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.

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99% Invisible

140- Vexillonaire

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vexillologists—those who study flags—tend to fall into one of two schools of thought. The first is one that focuses on history, category, and usage, and maintains that vexillologists should be scholars and historians of all flags,

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PRI's The World

American artists practice a little shadow puppet diplomacy in Iran

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A group of Chicago-based artists put on a puppet show and got a standing ovation last week. In Iran. The 10 American puppeteers were invited to the Tehran Mobarak Puppet Festival. It was the first performance by American artists at the festival event in nearly 17 years.

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On The Media

Chasing Ghosts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Last weekend in Chicago there were 82 shootings resulting in 16 deaths. Bob discusses the events of the weekend with Chicago Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city all night reporting on shootings. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 381: It's A Calling

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of work.

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Saturday at the Opera

Verdi's Otello at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, May 24, 2014

On this broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago South African tenor Johan Botha plays the title role alongside soprano Ana María Martínez as Desdemona. Saturday at 1 pm.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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Operavore

Planet Opera: Opera in Chicago Avoids Troubles Seen Elsewhere

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicago has historically been derided on the coasts as the Second City lacking in cultural heft. But Fred Plotkin finds there's much to enjoy here, including its singer-rich opera company.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Motor City Massacre Edition

Friday, December 06, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Oklahoma challenges Obamacare, workers decry the minimum wage, and Detroit further deteriorates.

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Transportation Nation

Chicago's Bike Share Program To Become Nation's Biggest in 2014

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Divvy is poised to eclipse New York as the nation's largest bike share program -- at least in terms of stations -- next year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Congressman Luis Gutierrez: from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

Monday, October 07, 2013

Eleven-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: Puerto Rico and America. His memoir, Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill, tells how his varied experiences—from picking coffee beans to driving a cab—shaped him into one of the most surprising careers in American politics.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Book of My Lives, by Aleksandar Hemon

Monday, September 02, 2013

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.

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Radiolab

Uncertainty on Center Stage

Thursday, August 29, 2013

When TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi get on stage they introduce themselves, work the crowd a bit ... and then, the lights go off. And when the lights come back on, they're just standing there, staring at each other. The audience is waiting, wondering what's going to happen. ...

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Freakonomics Radio

The Middle of Everywhere

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chicago has given the world more than sausage, crooked politics, and Da Bears.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" Gabfest

Friday, July 12, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest live from Chicago, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Peter Sagal of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! This week: Can democracy survive in Egypt? Can Spitzer and Weiner find redemption? Can adults go to camp?

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Transportation Nation

Chicago Launches Bike Share: A Divvy Day One Dispatch

Friday, June 28, 2013

WBEZ

Chicago opened its bike sharing program Friday. By next spring, the city will have 400 stations and 4,000 bikes, making it one of the largest in the U.S.

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Transportation Nation

Chicago's Stack of Tunnels Explored In Friendly Drawings

Friday, June 21, 2013

WBEZ

Below Chicago--like most cities--lies a stack of subterranean secrets. WBEZ's always-enlightening project, Curious City, has delved into Chicago's underworld to bring us a quick lesson in the windy city's hidden infrastructure ... with drawings! 

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Transportation Nation

Chicago Bike Share Also Hitting Snags

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WBEZ

(Tim Akimoff, WBEZ) This summer was supposed to be the summer of the giant bike share launches.  New York's started on Memorial Day, but with lots of bugs. Now Chicago's is being delayed, by two weeks.

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