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  1. Louder Than A Bomb 2016 SemiFinalsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Young Chicago Authors presents the world's largest youth poetry festival, the 16th annual Louder Than A Bomb , a stage for talented teenage poets to compete for individual and team honors. LTAB Semifinals showcases the top 16 high school teams competing in daylong, Olympicstyle poetry bouts with a special performances throughout the day, on March 13 at the Metro Chicago.

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  2. City Colleges Faculty Votes No Confidence in ChancellorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Faculty Council President Jennifer Alexander, an early childhood development instructor at Richard J. Daley College, presented the declaration of no confidence at a board meeting Thursday morning. "We are exceptionally concerned that our chancellor's actions are destroying our mission, the values and the integrity of the City Colleges," she said.

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  3. Louder Than A Bomb 2016 General FestivalRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Young Chicago Authors presents the world's largest youth poetry festival, the 16th annual Louder Than A Bomb , a stage for talented teenage poets to compete for individual and team honors.

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  4. The Fall of Chicago's 'Porkopolis' and the Rise of Niche MeatRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In case you don't remember, it's Upton Sinclair's 1906 indictment of the conditions in Chicago's meatpacking industry at the time. And it left an indelible impression on her.

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  5. The Return of Two Great Chicago Music FanzinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Though I spent the vaunted indie-rock '80s haunting C.B.G.B. on New York's Lower East Side and Maxwell's across the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J., I felt a strong connection to what was happening in Chicago during that fertile period that provided the crucial link between the initial explosion of punk in the '70s and its flourishing in the mainstream during the alternative '90s. I was eagerly waiting at the front of the stage when all of Chicago's best indie bands made their first treks east.

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  6. UN Experts Address Racial Discrimination in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    File: A protester is silhouetted against Chicago's famed Wrigley Building as he directs others to shutdown traffic on both sides of the Michigan Ave. bridge over the Chicago River, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. A United Nations working group dispatched to investigate racial discrimination against blacks in the U.S. released its preliminary findings on Friday, saying that reparations should be looked at as a way to remedy an ugly racial past of slavery and Jim Crow laws.

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  7. 50th Anniversary of MLK's Chicago PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    During his time in North Lawndale, Dr. Martin Luther King and others took over an unheated apartment at 1321 S. Holman, and pressed the landlord to make repairs. Here King holds the frame of a broken window.

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  8. Gov. Rauner's Vision For CPS' FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference at Chicago's Union Station on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, where he announced his support for a proposal by top Illinois Republicans for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools. Leaders at the school district have been asking Illinois lawmakers to help them fix the district's serious financial problems.

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  9. That Time Chicago Sent Snow to Florida by TrainRead the original story

    Friday Jan 15 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago loves winter. Talking about it at least. Inevitably, you'll lament the most recent snowfall with your neighbor.

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  10. Lois Weisberg, Chicago Cultural Leader, Dead At 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Weisberg served as commissioner of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Richard M. Daley from 1989 to 2011 - longer than anyone else in the mayor's cabinet. As commissioner, she oversaw the launch of Blues Fest and Taste of Chicago.

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  11. Some Blacks See Opportunity in Emanuel's VulnerabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Last year, Jackson, vice president of the Intelligence Group and a WVON commentator, actively supported Rahm Emanuel during the mayoral runoff. He posed for pictures and said Emanuel was a good choice for the younger generation.

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  12. Winter Storm to Bring Icy Weather, High Winds to IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Wind blown waves from Lake Michigan break around the Shedd Aquarium as a winter storm moves across Illinois Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Chicago, bringing high winds, icy precipitation and waves up to 20-feet high along the shores of the great lake. A winter storm is forecast to move across Illinois bringing high winds, icy precipitation and waves up to 20-feet high along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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  13. The Fall of Chicago's 'Porkopolis' and the Rise of Niche MeatRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In case you don't remember, it's Upton Sinclair's 1906 indictment of the conditions in Chicago's meatpacking industry at the time. And it left an indelible impression on her.

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  14. McPier levies tax on Uber, LyftRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    In addition to a $5 fee that the City of Chicago adds to all TNP rides beginning and ending at the airports, McPier has passed a $4 tax for every fare departing the airports. When Chicago City Council voted to allow drivers for companies like Uber to pick up passengers at O'Hare and Midway airports as part of a budget deal , the debate was heated.

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  15. No Plan C: Chicago Schools Brace For Budget CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The leader of Chicago Public Schools has two plans for addressing the district's budget crunch. One is pretty unlikely, the other is pretty damaging.

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  16. Mayor Emanuel Apologizes, Vows Police ReformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control overChicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for his resignation. But the former White House chief of staff has said repeatedly that he will not step down.

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  17. The Swinging Times of Chicago's Revolving DoorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Sometimes, it takes a visitor to notice something unusual and special about your city. That was the case for Flora Alderman, a lifelong Chicagoan who, in her retirement, leads walking tours in downtown Chicago.

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  18. Chicago Police Review Board Leader ResignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    These are the latest developments in the case involving the 2014 killing of a black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times . BREAKING: As feds launch probe, head of #Chicago agency that investigates #police -brutality claims writes: "I'm resigning with some regret."

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  19. How Chicago's Political Leaders Are Handling Questions About Race, Police Use of ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Dontreal Widow holds up a poster with the photo of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald and taunts Chicago police officers Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Chicago's political leaders have been debating policing issues in light of the McDonald case and the firing of Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

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  20. Half Day Road: Origins of a Semantic Slip-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    If you've traveled anywhere near Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, or other Chicago suburbs in Lake County, you've likely encountered the rush hour misery that is Half Day Road, also known as Illinois Route 22. That two-to-four-lane, rural-feeling stretch of road can sometimes take you 40 minutes to drive only 10 miles. The name feels fitting, though probably even more so during the early 20th century, when it was traveled via slower modes of transportation from Chicago.

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