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Host Jonathan Groubert and WBEZ have teamed up to bring back the revered program, The State We're In. In Season 1 of this podcast reboot, you'll hear astonishing true and personal stories from all over the globe. The sonically beautiful, and narratively gripping "talkumentary" program brings you guests who will amaze you, break your heart or leave you laughing -- sometimes, all at once. If you're a fan of This American Life, or captivating storytelling in general, you'll want to be sure to s ...
The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
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The Chicago Board of Education will likely move forward this week with plans for a new high school on the Near South Side. School district leaders say the 120-million dollar school is needed for Black and Asian students who travel far outside the area for school. Host: Lisa Labuz; Reporters: Sarah Karp, Natalie Moore…
The state spent nearly $150,000 in a civil discrimination case involving Democratic state Sen. Michael Hastings, whose wife accused him of domestic violence. Host: Lara Melba; Reporter: Dan MihalopoulosΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
A string of grocery store closures in South and West Side neighborhoods have revealed clear disparities in food access across the city, as some researchers and activists begin to apply an alternate lens to this issue. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Melissa Renee PerryΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
After a two year search, Latonya Maley is the new executive director of Affinity Community Services. It’s a nonprofit focused on the needs of the Black LGBTQ community in Chicago. Host: Susie An; Reporter: Natalie MooreΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
"Imagine Englewood if..." is a Chicago-based nonprofit that's expanding and scaling up its programming and resources offered to families. WBEZ’s Natalie Moore talked to Executive Director Michelle Rashad about the future of Englewood. Host: Melba Lara; Producer: Lauren FrostΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
Douglass Park in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood is now home to three of the city’s biggest music festivals. Residents have been organizing to evict them from the park because the festivals block access. Host: Clare Lane; Reporter: María Inés ZamudioΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
This summer, more kids were able to stay in early intervention programs and get ready for school. Thanks to a new state law, kids who turn 3 over the summer don’t need to be cut from an important early intervention program. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Susie AnΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
A federal judge is holding the Illinois Department of Corrections in contempt for its failures to provide healthcare for incarcerated people. Alan Mills, an attorney involved in the lawsuit, explains the significance of the contempt order. Host: Melba Lara; Producer: Rob WildeboerΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
You may have heard about the Great Resignation sweeping across the country right now as people reprioritize their lives following the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, the Chicago City Council isn’t immune to the trend. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Mariah WoelfelΑπό τον Chicago Public Media
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