Pilsen Environmentalists Organize to Protect Neighbors from Lead in Water

In the face of what one activist calls the City of Chicago’s “anemic” effort to protect residents from lead in tap water, Pilsen residents are taking the initiative to inform and equip their neighbors to reduce their risk of exposure.

Rx: The Quiet Revolution Premieres Thursday, April 2, 2015 on PBS

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A staggering 50 percent of American adults suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and arthritis – and one in four has two or more chronic health conditions. But for too long, the healthcare debate has focused on who should pay rather than on the care patients receive. With 75 cents of every healthcare dollar being spent on chronic diseases, shouldn’t we be asking if the care we receive is actually making us healthier?


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How a Mexican American came to own a kosher fish market. A former garbage dump that is now a nature center. And, two brothers inherit a puppet-opera legacy.

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6 Controversial Instances of Artistic Censorship

Daniel Hautzinger
Freedom of speech is a fraught topic these days. Explore six infamous cases of censorship in the United States, from landmark court decisions on obscenity to the advent of parental advisory stickers to two examples of controversy from this year.

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'The Nutcracker' in Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger
Although it's now a cherished holiday tradition, The Nutcracker didn't arrive in Chicago until almost 50 years after its premiere. Numerous favorite productions have visited or made their home in the city, all with their own staunch partisans.

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