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Rauner Administration, Democrats Getting Very Good at Driving Each Other Crazy

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Public Radio reporters Tony Arnold and Amanda Vinicky this week teamed up for a pair of stories that, in highly entertaining and informative fashion, describe two methods the opposing sides have used this year to antagonize each other and whip up the hostility that defines the 2015 legislative session.

'Rectify' Returns With More Realism on Life After Exoneration

Alison Flowers | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
Alison Flowers

Apart from media coverage about wrongful convictions -- and the multi-million dollar settlements some have won -- little is known about how exonerated prisoners struggle to reenter society and rebuild the lives they lost.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bruce Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

What kind of watch does a man as wealthy as Bruce Rauner wear? It's among our Fun Facts for the Chicago venture capitalist-turned-gubernatorial candidate.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

VIDEO: NPR Station's Best-Ever Cubs Opening Day April Fool's Prank

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

As home openers for baseball teams go, not much changes year-to-year, though there are some big differences between this year's outing and the 2011 in...

Hope in Change

Tim King | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Tim King

Our changes must go beyond simple gun control; they must be thoughtful, comprehensive and persistent. Controlling the proliferation of guns is important, but supporting educational and community programs are our best bet to break the cycle of violence.

WBEZ's New Ad Campaign Urges Their Listeners To 'Go Make Babies'

Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

Because nothing inspires babymaking quite like the coo of Terry Gross' voice conducting an interview on "Fresh Air," WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago's NPR stati...

Shouting About The Arts On Talk Radio

Howard Sherman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Howard Sherman

While the idea of all-arts talk radio, modeled on sports talk radio, may strike one upon first thought as rather absurd, I think my friend Pia Catton ...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

Congress Theater Owner Buys The Portage Theater

WBEZ | Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago
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It's official: As of a week ago Friday, Erineo "Eddie" Carranza, owner and operator of the embattled Congress Theater in Logan Square, now also owns t...

Why Sleepwalk With Me Is a Woman's Worst Nightmare

Wendy Widom | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Wendy Widom

Yet again, a group of dudes has created a movie that portrays women as a combination of saintly and beautiful morons waiting around for guys who don't deserve them.

Lupe Fiasco Feeds Chicagoans In Food Deserts

WBEZ | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago

A long line of Englewood residents waited for vegan ribs, macaroni and greens in front of Payless Grocery on 69th and Ashland. Dinners like this do...

Congress Theater Partners Up With Doejo, Looks To Expand

WBEZ | Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago
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As he continues trying to convince the city that the Congress Theater is not a poorly run blight causing myriad problems in Logan Square, its colorful...

Socialist Presidential Candidate Likely To Get Boot From State Ballot

WBEZ | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
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Illinois election officials Monday morning are expected to boot four presidential candidates from the November ballot. Candidates for president are...

Former Bulls Forward Has A New Job: Mayor

WBEZ | Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

When professional athletes finish their careers at a relatively young age, some don't -- or won't -- think about what to do next. Others, like former...

WATCH: Cats Take Over NPR's 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me'

Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago

In an effort to get the word out about their latest fundraising drive, Chicago public radio station WBEZ has turned to the tried-and-true Internet tra...

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

Sundance 2012: Sleepwalk With Me

Heather Donahue | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Heather Donahue

As you might expect from a film co-produced by WBEZ Chicago's This American Life, Sleepwalk With Me is an autobiographically-inspired film that is intimate, funny and sincere.

Lizzie Schiffman

My Chicago: Richard Steele Talks Racial Disparities In Chicago, 2011 News Stories That Confronted Them | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

As 2011 winds to a close, reflecting on the issues Chicago confronted this year can help poise the city for progress in the future. In that vein, W...

Lizzie Schiffman

My Chicago: 'Eight Forty-Eight's' Jason Marck On Jazz, The Cubs And Filling In For Alison | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Even the incomparable Alison Cuddy, frontwoman of WBEZ's news magazine show Eight Forty-Eight, needs the occasional day off. When she's out of the hos...

WBEZ Off-Air Series Panel Discusses Politics Of Theater

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

A political, cultural and racial dialogue bounced all over the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater on Sunday evening. It arose among a panel of artistic ...

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

WATCH: Cubs Fan Mockumentary Channels 'This American Life'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

The TV version of WBEZ's "This American Life" traditionally opens with host Ira Glass, perched calmly at his desk in a non-office environment, foresha...

WATCH: Marc Maron Fact-Checks His Wikipedia Page

Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

Marc Maron is enjoying a resurgence of popularity lately thanks to his podcast "WTF," but that's not to say that misconceptions about Maron and his ca...

Schools CEO Says Recess Will Be Mandatory In 2012

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Chicago Public Schools announced on a call-in radio program Monday night that he'd advocate for the return of mandatory recess at elem...