'Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review' Celebrates 40 Years with Joel Weisman

Julia Maish
On the 40th anniversary of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review tonight, its host and one of its creators Joel Weisman steps down. Joel recalls memorable incidents and more.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Daniel Hautzinger
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic explores the roots of the crisis and stories of people affected. Get even more background from Frontline, through one of their investigative films and various articles examining the opioid crisis.

From the Archive: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Widow Coretta Scott King

Daniel Hautzinger
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, listen to the woman who helped make the civil rights leader's birthday a federal holiday, as Coretta Scott King discusses her husband's sense of humor and legacy, as well as the structural problems undergirding racism.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
Queen Victoria is back, and she's ready to rule again even though everyone around her – especially the men – want her to stay with her newborn child. Prince Albert is unwilling to cede control and is also enticed by the dashing mathematician behind the predecessor to the computer.

John Green, Steve James

From the Archive: James Baldwin in Conversation with Studs Terkel

Daniel Hautzinger
"I want to be an honest man, and I want to be a good writer," James Baldwin tells Studs Terkel in this eloquent and incisive conversation from 1961. He achieved both, in his clear-eyed writing and speaking about America and race, as is brilliantly obvious here.

Curving Spacetime: Mind-Boggling Facts about Black Holes

Daniel Hautzinger
They're a curvature in spacetime that even light can't escape; an object sucked into one is crushed into an infinite density. We haven't been able to see them, but we can hear them, in a sense. Learn more confounding information about these enigmas of space.


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