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  • Null and Void

    Null and VoidToday, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy. 13 days ago, 12 May 17, 5:00am

  • Funky Hand Jive

    Funky Hand JiveNeil Degrasse Tyson and some new microbiome science help answer the question - when we touch greatness how much of it stays with us?  29 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 6:00am

  • Radiolab Extra: Henrietta Lacks

    Radiolab Extra: Henrietta LacksOne woman's medically miraculous cancer cells, and how Henrietta Lacks changed modern science and, eventually, her family's understanding of itself. 36 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 2:00am

  • Nukes

    NukesA look up and down the US nuclear chain of command to find out who gets to authorize their use and who can stand in the way of Armageddon.  48 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 7:00am

  • Shots Fired: Part 2

    Shots Fired: Part 2We again join Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at data on every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years.  62 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 5:00am

Sound Opinions

  • United CEO To Investors: We'll Be More Focused On Customers

    United CEO To Investors: We'll Be More Focused On CustomersCHICAGO (AP) — The CEO of United Airlines assured shareholders Wednesday that the company is doing all it can to be more customer-friendly since video surfaced of a passenger being violently ejected from a plane last month.At the company's annual… 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:34pm

  • Red-Light Cameras Rake In Millions For Chicago Suburbs

    Red-Light Cameras Rake In Millions For Chicago SuburbsThe Chicago Sun-Times and television stations WLS-TV gathered records from suburban governments throughout the region, determining that the nearly 90 Chicago suburbs that have red-light cameras send out more than 770,000 tickets a year.  6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:41pm

  • Judge Delays Decision On How Quickly State Should Pay Medicaid

    Judge Delays Decision On How Quickly State Should Pay MedicaidA federal judge appeared conflicted over whether the Illinois state government should prioritize Medicaid payments — possibly at the expense of schools, pensions and payroll payments — during the ongoing budget impasse. She is expectedto rule nex… 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:22pm

  • How Would Trump’s Budget Affect Illinois?

    How Would Trump’s Budget Affect Illinois?The ongoing state budget crisis means Illinois would be hit especially hard by cuts to social safety-net programs under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, according to local advocates for the poor, disabled and homeless.In Illinois, cuts in… 22 hours ago, 24 May 17, 1:29am

  • Illinois Senate Approves Tax Hike, $37B Budget Plan

    Illinois Senate Approves Tax Hike, $37B Budget PlanThe Illinois Senate has approved a $5 billion income tax increase to fund what Democrats said would be a balanced, $37.3 billion budget.A Democratic majority pushed the measures through despite opposition from Republicans.Sen. Toi Hutchinson said the… 24 hours ago, 23 May 17, 11:39pm