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  • X & Y

    X & YA lot of us understand biological sex with a pretty fateful underpinning: if you’re born with XX chromosomes, you’re female; if you’re born with XY chromosomes, you’re male. But it turns out, our relationship to the opposite sex is more compl… 19 days ago, 30 Jun 18, 10:00am

  • Fronads

    FronadsAt 28 years old, Annie Dauer was living a full life. She had a job she loved as a highschool PE teacher, a big family who lived nearby, and a serious boyfriend. Then, cancer struck. Annie would come to find out she had Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.… 25 days ago, 23 Jun 18, 10:45pm

  • The Primordial Journey

    The Primordial JourneyAt two weeks old, the human embryo has only just begun its months-long journey to become a baby. The embryo is tiny, still invisible to the naked eye. But inside it, an epic struggle plays out, as a nomadic band of cells marches toward a mysterious d… 34 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 8:00am

  • Birthstory

    BirthstoryWe originally posted this episode in 2015, and it inspired producer Molly Webster to take a deep dive into the wild and mysterious world of human reproduction. Starting next week, she’ll be taking over the Radiolab podcast feed for a month to pres… 41 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 1:37am

  • Poison Control

    Poison ControlWhen reporter Brenna Farrell was a new mom, her son gave her and her husband a scare -- prompting them to call Poison Control. For Brenna, the experience was so odd, and oddly comforting, that she decided to dive into the birth story of this invisibl… 48 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 8:56am

Sound Opinions

  • The Cook County Sheriff Is Launching A Podcast On Opioid Addiction

    The Cook County Sheriff Is Launching A Podcast On Opioid AddictionThe Cook County Sheriff's Office is launching a podcast.Titled “Breaking Free: Dispatches from the Opioid Crisis,” the show features an employee of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart interviewing people recovering from opioid addiction.The first episod… 15 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:22pm

  • Suit: Chicago Should Refund Drivers Hit With Expensive Tickets

    Suit: Chicago Should Refund Drivers Hit With Expensive TicketsA new lawsuit accuses the city of Chicago of creating a system that has left thousands of drivers with expensive tickets that could cost motorists millions.The class-action suit, filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims the city created an… 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:50pm

  • Vallas Returns Campaign Cash From Controversial Donor Tied To CPS Scandal

    Vallas Returns Campaign Cash From Controversial Donor Tied To CPS ScandalMayoral challenger Paul Vallas says he returned a campaign contribution from a controversial former school board member on Tuesday after WBEZ asked him about the financial support from Deborah Quazzo.Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Quazzo to the Chicago… 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 8:42pm

  • CHA Seniors File Complaint Over Missing Grab Bars

    CHA Seniors File Complaint Over Missing Grab BarsA group of elderly residents has filed a federal complaint against the Chicago Housing Authority for failing to install grab bars in the bathrooms of their public housing units.The complaint accused the CHA of disability and civil rights violations… 2 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:21pm

  • Cook County Commissioners Confounded By Hiring Of Health System Consultant

    Cook County Commissioners Confounded By Hiring Of Health System ConsultantThe Cook County Health and Hospitals System hired a consultant last year to help improve its billing and collections process.But Cook County commissioners just found out about it last Thursday, and they want to know why they were kept in the dark, es… 3 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 5:32pm