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  • In the Running

    In the RunningDiane Van Deren is one of the best ultra-runners in the world, and it all started with a seizure. In this short, Diane tells us how her disability gave rise to an extraordinary ability. For Diane Van Deren, a charming mother of three, daily life is a… 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 2:00pm

  • 60 Words, 20 Years

    60 Words, 20 YearsIt has now been 20 years since September 11th, 2001. So we’re bringing you a Peabody Award-winning story from our archives about one sentence, written in the hours after the attacks, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how j… 9 days ago, 10 Sep 21, 2:00pm

  • The Unsilencing

    The UnsilencingMultiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even psoriasis — these are diseases in which the body begins to attack itself, and they all have one thing in common: they affect women more than men. Most autoimmune disorders do. And not just by a… 24 days ago, 26 Aug 21, 8:00am

  • Everybody’s Got One

    Everybody’s Got OneWe all think we know the story of pregnancy. Sperm meets egg, followed by nine months of nurturing, nesting, and quiet incubation. But this story isn’t the nursery rhyme we think it is. In a way, it’s a struggle, almost like a tiny war. And right… 30 days ago, 20 Aug 21, 11:45am

  • Gonads: Dutee

    Gonads: DuteeIn 2014, India’s Dutee Chand was a rising female track and field star, crushing national records. But then, that summer, something unexpected happened: she failed a gender test. And was banned from the sport. Before she knew it, Dutee was thrown in… 44 days ago, 6 Aug 21, 12:00am

Sound Opinions

  • COVID-19 Saliva Testing Delayed At Most IL Schools

    COVID-19 Saliva Testing Delayed At Most IL SchoolsMost Illinois schools haven’t started weekly COVID-19 saliva testing despite being several weeks into the school year. Lisa Schencker of the Chicago Tribune explains why. Host: Melba Lara; Producer: Lauren Frost 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 10:35pm

  • 'Raisin' Exhibit Brings Seminal Chicago Play To Life

    'Raisin' Exhibit Brings Seminal Chicago Play To LifeLorraine Hansberry's famed play brought the story of a Black family on the South Side of Chicago to Broadway. A new exhibit reimagines its themes. Host: Lisa Labuz; Reporter: Natalie Moore 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 12:25pm

  • Chicago Pilots Mental Health Response To 911 Calls

    Chicago Pilots Mental Health Response To 911 CallsThe city of Chicago recently began a pilot program that trims back the role of police in responding to 911 calls about mental-health crises. Matt Richards of the Chicago Department of Public Health shares details on how that effort is going. Host: Me… 2 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 10:50pm

  • Chicago's Youngest Students Face Back-to-School Anxiety

    Chicago's Youngest Students Face Back-to-School AnxietySome of the youngest Chicago Public School students are having a hard time adjusting to in-person learning after a year of learning at home. Host: Lisa Labuz; Reporter: Adriana Cardona Maguigad 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 2:14pm

  • Revamped Program Helps Northwest Side Homeowners

    Revamped Program Helps Northwest Side HomeownersUnder new leadership, a 1980s program designed to prevent white flight is now assisting local residents with repairs and remodeling. Host: Lisa Labuz; Reporter: Natalie Moore 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 1:22pm