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  • Infective Heredity

    Infective HeredityToday, a fast moving, sidestepping, gene-swapping free-for-all that would’ve made Darwin’s head spin.David Quammen tells us about a shocking way that life can evolve - infective heredity. To figure it all out we go back to the earliest versions… 5 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 3:00am

  • 27: The Most Perfect Album

    27: The Most Perfect AlbumMore Perfect is back with something totally new and exciting. They just dropped an ALBUM. 27: The Most Perfect Album is like a Constitutional mix-tape, a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st century. The album features original tracks by artists like Dol… 7 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:00am

  • Baby Blue Blood Drive

    Baby Blue Blood DriveHorseshoe crabs are not much to look at.  But beneath their unassuming catcher’s-mitt shell, they harbor a half-billion-year-old secret: a superpower that helped them outlive the dinosaurs and survive all the Earth’s mass extinctions.  And what… 28 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 7:25am

  • Post No Evil

    Post No EvilBack in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but. How do you… 40 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:20am

  • The Bad Show

    The Bad ShowWith all of the black-and-white moralizing in our world today, we decided to bring back an old show about the little bit of bad that's in all of us...and the little bit of really, really bad that's in some of us.  Cruelty, violence, badness... i… 60 days ago, 28 Jul 18, 1:00am

Sound Opinions

  • Prosecutors: Chinese Man Arrested For Spying On U.S. Engineers

    Prosecutors: Chinese Man Arrested For Spying On U.S. EngineersFederal prosecutors say a Chinese citizen living in Chicago has been arrested for spying on U.S. engineers and scientists, including defense contractors, on behalf of the Chinese government.Authorities said Tuesday 27-year-old Ji Chaoqun has been ch… 4 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 10:02pm

  • A Growing Number Of Suburban Chicagoans Are Living In Poverty

    A Growing Number Of Suburban Chicagoans Are Living In PovertyA growing share of people in poverty live in suburban areas, both in the Chicago region and other metropolitan areas across the country, according to a study by the Metropolitan Planning Council.  Also growing are the number of Latinos living in Chi… 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 10:37pm

  • Transit Workers Push For Better Safety, Harsher Penalties

    Transit Workers Push For Better Safety, Harsher PenaltiesThe Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241, which represents bus and train operators, is calling on lawmakers to improve safety for transit workers and to fully enforce current laws.Any assault on an on-duty transit worker is a felony, according to Illi… 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 9:30pm

  • Chicago Public Schools Alumni Score Record High College-Going Rate

    Chicago Public Schools Alumni Score Record High College-Going RateAbout 65 percent of students who graduate from Chicago Public Schools go on to either a two-year or four-year college, according to 2017 figures released by the school district on Monday.This represents the most significant increase in the school dis… 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 9:15pm

  • Testing The Candidates: Rauner And Pritzker Tackle 5 Questions On Education

    Testing The Candidates: Rauner And Pritzker Tackle 5 Questions On EducationA WBEZ/Chalkbeat special: Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker share their views on school funding, school choice, and more. 1 day ago, 24 Sep 18, 4:00pm