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  • More Perfect: Sex Appeal

    More Perfect: Sex AppealWe lost a legend. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18th, 2020. She was 87. In honor of her passing we are re-airing the More Perfect episode dedicated to one of her cases, because it offers a unique portrait of how one pe… 5 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 2:54am

  • Falling

    FallingThere are so many ways to fall—in love, asleep, even flat on your face. This hour, Radiolab dives into stories of great falls. We jump into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, upend some myths about falling cats, and plunge into our fav… 6 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 4:00pm

  • Bringing Gamma Back, Again

    Bringing Gamma Back, AgainToday, we return to the lab of neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai, which brought us one of our favorite stories from four years ago - about the power of flashing lights on an Alzheimer’s-addled (mouse) brain. In this update, Li-Huei tells us about her tea… 13 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 4:45am

  • Fungus Amungus

    Fungus AmungusSix years ago, a new infection began popping up in four different hospitals on three different continents, all around the same time. It wasn’t a bacteria, or a virus. It was ... a killer fungus. No one knew where it came from, or why. Today, the st… 20 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 8:06am

  • Translation

    TranslationHow close can words get you to the truth and feel and force of life? That's the question poking at our ribs this hour, as we wonder how it is that the right words can have the wrong meanings, and why sometimes the best translations lead us to an und… 27 days ago, 27 Aug 20, 4:00pm

Sound Opinions

  • Tips To Stay Sane During A COVID-19 Winter

    Tips To Stay Sane During A COVID-19 WinterDoctors recommend creating a mental health plan for yourself as we head into winter and coronavirus cases continue to rise. This can include vitamin D supplements, light therapy, and creating safe plans for social interaction.Host: Mary DixonRepor… 12 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 1:03pm

  • Lessons Learned From The March Primary, As Elections Loom

    Lessons Learned From The March Primary, As Elections LoomThere are 42 days until Election Day, but local election authorities want you to see that as your last day to vote in Illinois. WBEZ’s Claudia Morell shares lessons learned from the March Primary, and how local election authorities are preparing fo… 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:01pm

  • With Flu Season Coming, False COVID-19 Symptoms Worry Some

    With Flu Season Coming, False COVID-19 Symptoms Worry SomeSix months into the pandemic, people are still anxious if every little cough and sneeze could be a sign of COVID-19. Now add seasonal allergies and the flu to the mix as we head into fall and winter.Host: Mary DixonReporter: Kristen Schorsch 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 12:05pm

  • Chicago Restaurants Worry About Winter Amid COVID-19

    Chicago Restaurants Worry About Winter Amid COVID-19With COVID-19 restricting capacity and discouraging patrons, the summer for restaurants in Chicago was awful. Owners and workers worry the fall and winter will be even worse.Host: Mary DixonReporter: Vivian McCall 3 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 1:08pm

  • How An Illinois Utility Watchdog Got Millions From Utilities

    How An Illinois Utility Watchdog Got Millions From UtilitiesUnder a 1983 Illinois state law, the consumer watchdog Citizens Utility Board can’t accept power company money. A WBEZ investigation has found the group took in $11.5 million from ComEd-funded foundations while it was taking up ComEd’s cause.Ho… 3 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 12:55pm