27:58 | Oct 2nd, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
One hundred years ago, all across this country, racial tensions were exploding into violence so brutal that it would become known as the Red Summer. Chicago saw some of the worst violence in deadly at...Show More
15:41 | Jun 10th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
C.W. McCall had a surprise No. 1 hit in 1976. But he was actually an ad executive playing the character of a country singer. Sound Opinions producer Evan Chung tells the strange story of how “Convoy” ...Show More
08:55 | May 20th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Upon discovering a pattern of students skipping swim class in the CPS system, WBEZ’s Linda Lutton attempts to follows the trail of sick notes and track down their progenitor: one elusive and enigmatic...Show More
13:30 | Apr 29th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Last summer, WBEZ reporter Dan Weissmann traveled to West Frankfort, a small town in southern Illinois that briefly played host to a small battle in the so-called “war on coal.” With coal at the cente...Show More
09:16 | Apr 15th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
After more than two years as WBEZ’s vice president of content and programming, Ben Calhoun is returning to the staff at This American Life. WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan sat down with Calhoun on his last d...Show More
12:55 | Apr 1st, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes tracked the popularity of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the NBA. We speak with Holmes – and WBEZ employees – about the famous sandwich.
39:54 | Mar 27th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Chicago-based Chess Records helped make stars of Muddy Waters, Etta James and a force of nature named Chuck Berry, who died March 18, 2017, at his home outside St. Louis. He was 90. In 2010, WBEZ’s S...Show More
29:00 | Feb 24th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Buying a house is a complicated and high-risk move, but it’s even more so if you’re black because all kinds of things are rigged against you.