Curious City WBEZ's Curious City lets the public choose the stories we cover. You sound off on what's got you curious about Chicago, the region and its people and WBEZ works with you to get answers. Our investigations can morph into videos, comics, long-form articles and — yep—radio stories. This podcast serves up a steamy buffet of questions and answers we've found along the way. You can submit your questions and follow what we're up to at curiouscity.wbez.org.
Curious City

Curious City

From WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ's Curious City lets the public choose the stories we cover. You sound off on what's got you curious about Chicago, the region and its people and WBEZ works with you to get answers. Our investigations can morph into videos, comics, long-form articles and — yep—radio stories. This podcast serves up a steamy buffet of questions and answers we've found along the way. You can submit your questions and follow what we're up to at curiouscity.wbez.org.

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It's Complicated: The University Of Chicago's Relationship With Its Neighbors

Community activists and a university representative reflect on why the relationship has been difficult in the past and where it stands now.

It's Complicated: The University Of Chicago's Relationship With Its Neighbors

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Here's who and what to blame if you spill your coffee on your commute.

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Demographic shifts, changes in attitudes towards public drinking and the politics of the Daley family led to the shuttering of many Chicago bars.

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It takes a lot of information and a lot of patience, but here's what you need to know to get reimbursed from the city.

These Four Design Ideas Turned 'The Hancock Center' Into An Iconic Skyscraper

Bruce Graham and Fazlur Khan changed the way architects and engineers thought about the structure of the modern skyscraper.

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Your Guide To Chicago Music History's Greatest Hits: Part II

Part I of our CliffsNotes guide to Chicago music history included jazz, folk, Latin, and gospel. Here, we present four more genres.

Your Guide To Chicago Music History's Greatest Hits

A former CPS student wishes kids learned more about Chicago's rich music history. So here's a CliffsNotes music guide. Happy listening!

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