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  • Red Herring

    Red HerringIt was the early 80s, the height of the Cold War, when something strange began happening off the coast of Sweden. The navy reported a mysterious sound deep below the surface of the ocean. Again, and again, and again they would hear it near their secr… 6 days ago, 19 Feb 21, 6:07am

  • Facebook's Supreme Court

    Facebook's Supreme CourtSince its inception, the perennial thorn in Facebook’s side has been content moderation. That is, deciding what you and I are allowed to post on the site and what we’re not. Missteps by Facebook in this area have fueled everything from a genocide… 13 days ago, 12 Feb 21, 11:00am

  • Smile My Ass

    Smile My AssCandid Camera is one of the most original – and one of the most mischievous – TV shows of all time.  Admirers hailed its creator Allen Funt as a poet of the everyday. Critics denounced him as a Peeping Tom.  Funt sought to capture people at the… 27 days ago, 29 Jan 21, 3:40am

  • Post Reports: Four Hours of Insurrection

    Post Reports: Four Hours of InsurrectionWe’re all still processing what happened on January 6th. Despite the hours and hours of video circulating online, we still didn’t feel like we had a visceral, on-the-ground sense of what happened that day. Until we heard the piece we’re featuri… 40 days ago, 16 Jan 21, 12:00pm

  • More Money Less Problems

    More Money Less ProblemsBack in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning and the shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt, a quirky-but-clever idea to save the economy made its way up to some of the highest levels of government. Cong… 41 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 8:32am

Sound Opinions

  • Teachers See Ways CPS Can Make Remote Learning Work

    Teachers See Ways CPS Can Make Remote Learning WorkFrom daily student check-ins, in-person learning hubs and a quality-over-quantity mentality, teachers say virtual learning can be improved. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Adriana Cardona Maguigad 20 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 1:55pm

  • Clinic Will Stop Charging Patients A $200 Vaccine Fee

    Clinic Will Stop Charging Patients A $200 Vaccine FeeSome Chicagoans who go to get the COVID vaccine are being hit with sticker shock: an administrative charge for a shot that's supposed to be free. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Mariah Woelfel 21 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 1:40pm

  • Tips For Stronger Friendships During The Pandemic

    Tips For Stronger Friendships During The PandemicMental health professionals in Illinois have seen a big increase in demand during the pandemic. John Hughes of Chicago Center for Relational Health shared some tips and insights. Reporter: Patrick Smith 21 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 1:00pm

  • Some Are Being Charged Fees For Vaccine Administration

    Some Are Being Charged Fees For Vaccine AdministrationState officials say vaccine providers can charge a fee to administer the vaccine, but should be charging that to insurance companies or the federal government, not customers. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Mariah Woelfel 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 1:24pm

  • Elderly Get Vaccine Help From An Evanston 13-Year-Old

    Elderly Get Vaccine Help From An Evanston 13-Year-OldThe local teen started by finding appointments for his grandparents. When word got out, he built a website to help the elderly figure out where to sign up on their own. Host: Marie Lane; Reporter: Edie Rubinowitz 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 1:55pm