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Temporary migrant shelters span Chicago neighborhoods

Asylum-seekers dwell in 10 temporary shelters operated by the city of Chicago. Half the shelters are in higher-income neighborhoods. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Indira Khera

Read an Excerpt from “The Great American Transit Disaster” by Nicholas Dagen Bloom

Many a scholar and policy analyst has lamented American dependence on cars and the corresponding lack of federal investment in public transportation throughout the latter decades of the twentieth century. But as Nicholas Dagen Bloom shows in The Great American Transit Disaster, our transit networks are so bad for a very

My daughter was killed by bullets meant for me

Jontae Adams just wanted to be a good dad and take his daughter to McDonald’s. He continues to struggle with the guilt of putting her at risk. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Patrick Smith

The impact of school closures on CPS students

A WBEZ/Sun-Time analysis shows the academic outcomes for students affected by school closures ten years ago. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Sarah Karp

Nine up-and-coming acts to see at summer music fests

It's summer festival season. Go for the headliners, but stay for these local up-and-comers worthy of their own spotlight. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Andrew Meriwether and Cianna Greaves

Chicago hijacked cars are being found faster

The recoveries and years of data sharing are helping to shed light on who is doing the carjacking and why, but arrest rates are still low. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Patrick Smith

Chicago aldermen to vote on $51 million to aid migrants

While the measure is expected to pass, aldermen are debating prioritizing funding for migrant aid before investments for neighborhoods. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Tessa Weinberg
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What Exactly Is “Creativity”?

With his new book, The Cult of Creativity: A Surprisingly Recent History, Samuel W. Franklin uncovers how the now-ubiquitous concept of creativity was formed in the mid-twentieth century. Now one of American society’s signature values, creativity as we know it was a concept that didn’t always exist. In this post,

The Final Episode

This is the final episode of the Security In Five podcast.  Archive of the 1,300+ shows can be found here - Be Aware, Be Safe... always.