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Mariame Kaba joins us to discuss the police killing of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Texas sues to keep the government from resettling any more refugees there, and listener mail.
World AIDS Day and the continuing criminalization of people with HIV, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires police chief, and listener mail.
Todays Via Berlin show features new, but actually old, classy music by Pat Thomas, Ebo Taylor and Henrik Schwarz; Fatima Yamaha will be in the mix, Click Click, Cubenx, Phil Weeks & Peven Everett, Bruno Furlan, Melokollektiv feat EZG, CEED, and the fantastic Tale Of Us together with Mind Against.
This week we chat with freelance Chicago-based journalist Robert Loerzel, author behind the music blog The Underground Bee.
Page May joins us to discuss the Chicago Torture reparations package, Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss the labor side of the Times’ nail salon story, and Molly eagerly awaits John’s return home.
Care Week – In the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, Mary Visconti works to better the community. Armed with needle and thread, she created KnitLAB–a fiber arts workshop aimed towards supplying creative opportunities to underprivileged children in the impoverished surrounding neighborhoods.
Sarah Macaraeg joins us to discuss her report on Chicago cops mischaracterizing police-involved fatal shootings, a horrifying close look at Success Academy in the NYT, and thoughts on the report on the Rolling Stone UVA story.
This week we explore the art of traveling unprepared with author Emily Flynn, then get local eyes on Chicago with Christina of Chritiques!
How sickness led to the sinister, sincere, and silly sides of a budding Austin rock band.
Joel Handley joins us to discuss how Chicago police are using license plate readers and cell phone trackers, attempting to explain the Gemalto SIM card heist, and listener mail.
For years, Chicago residents have used furniture, toys and all manner of things to save their parking spots after clearing them of snow. Recently, however, the city banned the saving of public parking spaces. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people to share whether or not they believe it is appropriate to save a parking space with a placeholder after shoveling the spot out.
A cop brings torture techniques from Chicago to Guantanamo, additional thoughts on Kanye West courtesy of Arthur Chu, and listener mail.
How one woman is dodging stereotypes and leveling the fantasy football playing field.

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