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Homeless Students Exist in Every School. Is This the Year We Support Them?

Maria Rivera | Posted 01.10.2015 | Education
Maria Rivera

Over 22,000 of our students were identified as homeless last year, and it feels like, amidst discussions of testing, contracts, and school closings, no one gave this ever-rising number the attention I believe it deserves.

Filmmaker Steve James Talks Life Itself, Roger Ebert on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Documentary filmmaker Steve James stopped by to talk about his new movie, Life Itself.

Chicago City Council to Comcast: End the Delays and Support CAN TV

Barbara Popovic | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Comcast, Chicago's largest cable provider, is seeking a 10-year renewal of its cable franchise in Chicago. Nationally, Comcast's wants to take over Time Warner, combining the nation's two largest cable companies. The merger is attracting attention a wide range of public interest groups.

My Cancer Story, My Genes, My Information

Joanna Rudnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanna Rudnick

All of us have cancer narratives that shape our lives, and we have little choice about how those narratives begin. But we do have a choice about how we respond. We can control our own information, and we can make it public and accessible to everyone who is working towards a better future for us and our children.

Kim Bellware

Growing The Chorus Of 'Diverse Voices' With New Program Aimed At Doc Filmmakers Of Color | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

Kartemquin Films, the documentary buffs behind "Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters" and "As Goes Janesville," know the power of telling stories through f...

To PBS, With (Tough) Love

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

The team at PBS consists of dedicated people; constantly looking for ways to increase their audience. But there is always a danger, in any organization, of only seeing the world from the top down, and then counting heads to measure whether something is good or not.

Behind The Scenes With The Director And Producers Of The Interrupters

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Steve James and Alex Kotlowicz detail the incredible journey of filming the ground-breaking work of the violence interrupters who struggle to cease violence before it erupts on the South side of Chicago.

'No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson' Screens At The Midwest Independent Film Festival (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dedicated to presenting locally produced independent films and documentaries on the first Tuesday of every month, the Midwest Independent Film Festiva...

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Director Steve James on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Steve James, director of the new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on ESPN, stopped by The Interview Show.

Stand Up to Cancer: My Story

Joanna Rudnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Rudnick

When I was 27 years old, four words changed my life: "Positive for a deleterious mutation." Translated into English, that meant I was carrying the mutated gene that triggered the breast and ovarian cancer suffered by my mother, grandmother and great aunts.