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This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you
Wanna know what terrible technology is headed your way in the years ahead? Journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow says it’s not hard: Take a look at what The Powers That Be are foisting on prisoners and students.Doctorow joined the
Filmmaker Steve James’s work—including the Oscar-nominated Hoop Dreams and Abacus—has won him critical acclaim galore and goodwill in the town where he lives, Oak Park.But when he set out to create his 10-part documentary series America to Me—a
This is the last Chicago Public Square Newscast for a while. As fun as creating it is, it takes a lot of time and so we’re going to take a summer break—partly to free more bandwidth for the main Chicago Public Square daily email and other proje
No one said explaining the president would be an easy job. No one said staying at an Airbnb or other shared home in Chicago would stay cheap. And no one told you you could call “almond milk” milk forever.This is your Chicago Public Square Newsc
President Trump says he made a mistake. Mayor Emanuel’s not satisfied. And is Twitter a little less tweety lately?This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast p
Illinois has new gun protections. President Trump has fresh critics. And CVS says it’s sorry. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.Enjoying thes
The woman in the flag T-shirt speaks out. A Chicago cop is in trouble—again. And 24 more shoes drop in the Russia investigation.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favo
An FBI agent gets fiery. The mayor claims a win in China. And McDonald's and other fast-food giants are settling a multistate legal issue.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or
The battle lines are clear in the fight for the Supreme Court. A Facebook video leads to a politician’s apology. And an airline is swearing off an in-flight snack.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-pow
The CTA’s hyping its next new L station, but the city’s bike-sharing biz is suffering a setback. And Starbucks is swearing off plastic straws.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTun
Chicago Public Square will take off the week of July 2. Be here again July 9. Meanwhile: Updates on Facebook and Twitter.The president says something at last about the massacre in Annapolis, a journalist shares his hateful voicemail, and how yo
A Supreme Court shocker. A City Council dodge. And, yes, a real tornado.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them
President Trump’s big Supreme Court win, Chicago aldermen’s street-renaming compromise, and Toys R Us’ final death knell.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite po
Photo: Daniel X. O'NeilFather Pfleger pflans a pfrotest, an alderman snubs the pope and a journalism prof encourages reporters to snub the president.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*
Karen Lewis is signing off, and Mayor Emanuel seems sad. Dick Durbin visits detained kids. The Navy makes immigrant detention plans. And Square readers click on a story bigtime.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amaz
Cue the sad trombone for Corey Lewandowski. And for sales-tax breaks. And for dry weather in Chicago. Check out the latest Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast play
(As the regular Chicago Public Square news update takes a break today, check out the latest Square Newscast. Follow Square on Facebook and Twitter. And be here Thursday.)A tearful plea in Congress. Chicago Police sued. And happy birthday, Divvy
Team Trump is digging in on immigration. Big changes atop newspaper companies. And wanna work at a company good for women? Check out the latest Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your
Image: The Boring Co.The dark side of that Boring Co. plan for tunnels connecting downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. President Trump seems to have made a mistake. And, (don’t) praise the lord, we have a global religion gap.This
Uh, we're sinking.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squaria
The losing side sees a Supreme Court ruling as a critical blow to voter turnout.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.Enjoying these newscasts? Ke
How much longer does the Chicago Sun-Times have?This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.[Correction: The following player has been updated to point
Another oops from Facebook.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Pub
Illinois Democrats’ #MeToo problems just don’t quit.This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast.Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining T
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