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  • Animal Minds

    Animal MindsIn this hour of Radiolab, stories of cross-species communication.When we gaze into the eyes of a wild animal, or even a beloved pet, can we ever really know what they might be thinking? Is it naive to assume they're experiencing something close to h… 10 days ago, 26 Nov 21, 3:00pm

  • Mixtape: Help?

    Mixtape: Help?In tape five, three stories: first, a tale of how the cassette tape supercharged the self-help industry. Second, cassettes filled with history make an epic journey across Africa with a group of Lost Boys. And finally, Simon meets up with fellow Radio… 17 days ago, 19 Nov 21, 3:00pm

  • Mixtape: Cassetternet

    Mixtape: CassetternetIn 1983, Simon Goodwin had a strange thought. Would it be possible to broadcast computer software over the radio? If so, could listeners record it off the air and onto a cassette tape? This experiment and dozens of others in the early 80s created a s… 24 days ago, 12 Nov 21, 3:00pm

  • Mixtape: The Wandering Soul

    Mixtape: The Wandering SoulAs the Vietnam war dragged on, the US military began desperately searching for any vulnerability in their North Vietnamese enemy. In 1964, they found it. It was an old Vietnamese folktale involving a ghost, eternal damnation and fear - a tailor made… 31 days ago, 5 Nov 21, 2:00pm

  • Mixtape: Jack and Bing

    Mixtape: Jack and BingIn 1946 Bing Crosby was the king of media. He was the movie star, the pop star and his radio show was reaching a third of American living rooms each week.  But then, it all started to fall apart. His ratings were plummeting and his fans were fleeing… 38 days ago, 29 Oct 21, 2:00pm

Sound Opinions

  • Fashion visionary Virgil Abloh's deep connections to Chicago

    Fashion visionary Virgil Abloh's deep connections to ChicagoWhile the global fashion world remembers him for his own label and work on Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, Abloh had deep Chicago connections, says Thomas Kearns, his former professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: N… 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 2:20pm

  • Former state worker denies covering up rape in Champaign

    Former state worker denies covering up rape in ChampaignFormer ally of indicted Madigan advisor speaks out for the first time about being implicated in explosive 2012 email that shook Springfield, Illinois. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Dave McKinney 4 days ago, 2 Dec 21, 2:47pm

  • How climate change could alter future Thanksgiving meals

    How climate change could alter future Thanksgiving mealsFestive meals every year could look a lot different in the future, as climate change continues to affect our plants and animals. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Jessica Wolfrom; Producer: Lauren Frost 6 days ago, 29 Nov 21, 11:15pm

  • CPD creates new role for religious outreach liaison

    CPD creates new role for religious outreach liaisonThe Chicago Police Department’s outreach strategy now includes Officer Michael Carroll, an officer working with minority religious communities. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Adora Namigadde 7 days ago, 29 Nov 21, 2:46pm

  • Day family demands answers over death of Jelani Day

    Day family demands answers over death of Jelani DayThe latest on the investigation into the tragic death of an Illinois State University graduate student who died two months ago downstate. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Eric Stock 7 days ago, 29 Nov 21, 2:29pm