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Creative, hard-hitting public radio in Chicago. Home of @WBEZreset @nerdettepodcast @WBEZCuriousCity and more.

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A new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in South Africa was declared a variant of concern by the World Health Organization on Friday. Here’s how the pharmaceutical industry plans to address the latest coronavirus curve ball.
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When actor and musician Jussie Smollett goes on trial in a Chicago courtroom Monday, the bizarre case will be back in the national spotlight once again.
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NPR's Linda Holmes shares her favorite Stephen Sondheim songs -- and encourages listeners to reflect on theirs.
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The Great Resignation hit retail like a tidal wave during the pandemic. Workers have quit at record or near record rates — over coronavirus fears, angry customers, hectic schedules or pay that was lower than unemployment benefits.
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Malls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics — online shopping is much too common for that now, and discounts are both more subdued and spread out.
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We spent the summer collecting evidence of restrictive covenants and deeds — legal agreements that once kept Black Chicagoans out of white neighborhoods. Here’s what we found.
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Sondheim’s shows, with their intricately crafted scores, reflected his restless curiosity about human nature – from the barber exacting murderous revenge in Sweeney Todd, to the struggling painter Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George.
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A new coronavirus variant named omicron was classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern by a World Health Organization panel today.
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When it comes to housing discrimination, you’ve likely heard of redlining, when banks denied home mortgages based on race. But in Chicago, another mechanism meant to keep people of color out of white neighborhoods came first: racial covenants and deeds.
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A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has caused several countries to revive travel restrictions. Here's a look at what is currently known about the variant.
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3 days ago
In the 1940s, more than 220 subdivisions in Cook County created or adopted covenants — legal agreements meant to enforce segregation. We asked the public for help tracking them down.
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All three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while jogging last year, were convicted of murder today by a Georgia jury. Here's what you need to know.
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When it comes to modern-day segregation, there’s a direct line between housing policies of the past to the realities of the present. We spent the summer investigating one part of that history: racially restrictive covenants and deeds.
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WBEZ producer @CuriousDukes was proud when he purchased his first home in 2018. But learning more about restrictive covenants and deeds — legal agreements used to keep people of color out of white neighborhoods — complicated those feelings.
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4 days ago
A gift from a relative helped WBEZ staffer Jesse Dukes afford the downpayment on his first home. He later learned that gift was generationally linked to an investment in a housing development that explicitly excluded African Americans and Jews.
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4 days ago
Prosecutors rested their case against three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. That story and more are in today's Rundown.
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4 days ago
“I haven’t seen anything like this in 45 years,” Philips said. “The containers that are backed up at the ports. Merchandise is sitting there on boats and on land. They can’t get to anywhere.”
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4 days ago
From 1912 to 1948, enforcing segregation was sometimes as simple as a signature on a dotted line. @natalieymoore broke down how the use of racially restrictive covenants and deeds in Chicago shaped the city we see today ⬇️
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