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Jay makes freinds with a gigantic insect.
Where and when to find the best wildflowers in the Chicago area.
You never know what you might find in the attic.
Owen Deutsch was a Chicago fashion photographer. Now he finds beauty in birds around the world.
When notorious murderer Nathan Leopold went to prison, he left behind a vast collection of bird specimens. Jay sets off on a search to find them.
Great photos help shelter dogs find homes.
In Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, gentrification is pushing out many Mexican-American residents. A photographer is trying to have an impact through his art.
Inspired by Black aviators, a training program returns to a Chicago high school.
From racist skinhead leader to anti-racism activist.
Dorothy Olson Pauletti spent decades performing in Chicago. At 102, she’s still got it.
Lots of Irish music in Chicago. None have been at it longer than Malachy Towey and Kevin Henry.
He is paraplegic. She was afraid of wheelchairs. An unlikely story of love and art.
You have to see Norma Gatto's glass creations to believe them.
Expectations were pretty low for Seth Goldberg. His parents didn't agree. Neither did Peter Paul and Mary - and Josh Groban.
Mickey Alice Kwapis wants you to love taxidermy as much as she does.
Your favorite Chicago PBS anchor has a no-longer-secret passion. Mexican-inspired papel picado. And he’s damn good at it.
As a kid, she was bullied for her hair loss. Now she helps girls live bald and proud.
Helen Lambin got her first tattoo at age 75.
Al Westerman grows 124 varieties of heirloom apples.
How to make a classical musician: One hour before school. Two hours after school. Every day. Free. In a low income, mostly immigrant, school.
Want to know about the first automatic hamburger machine, the “Hollymatic?” Just ask a guy they call Bobby the Burger. His grandfather invented it. 

If riding with no hands was an Olympic event, John Kohan would win Gold.  

Most of these women have been bowling together since the 1950s.

It’s the busiest 16” softball league in the world.  Washington Park.  South Side.  And Sarge MacKinnon is in charge. 

Real kids. Real coaches. Real Sport. Kids with lower limb disabilities, some from gunshots. 
There is no one in the Chicago area who has had more of an impact on Chicago waterways and on the sport of paddling than blacksmith, activist, businessman and naturalist Ralph Frese.