Coverage of Rick Perry and Brazil raise the question: Is no news better than news told badly?
A 20-year-old aspiring artist visited a zoological museum. Four years later, Emily Graslie is working at the Field Museum.
Chicago Public Media hopes to protect its spirit and reach a consensus without splitting into factions.
The national recording project StoryCorps turns its mike on Chicago.
Who described Beijing in such airpocalyptic terms?
There is more to school reform than churning test scores
Make us laugh, and don’t try anything funny: David Sedaris, John McIlwraith, and NPR monologues
The Reader‘s Mick Dumke wins a Studs Terkel Award
Torey Malatia, general manager of WBEZ, writes his station’s membership about the threat to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Environmental groups promote the use of nutria fur to help ease wetlands destruction.
Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune wins a Polk Award for his coverage of an anti-terrorist Pentagon operation in the Horn of Africa.
A new NEA report excoriates NPR for ditching music. Is there a lesson for WBEZ here?
Before fame called, Ira Glass began a program for the old WBEZ show The Wild Room on this belligerent note: “I do not like the Chicago Tribune, the big daily newspaper where I live. They have a few good reporters, but overall it is a gutless, lifeless newspaper. They handle the serious news usually with […]
Every few years I make an anthropological visit to my sister’s home out west. My sister—her name is withheld to protect the guilty—is a lifelong bureaucrat who’s never worked for anyone who had to show a profit, and she is deeply suspicious of the whole concept. She’ll drive miles across the city to poke through […]