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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Chicago, IL - February 20, 2015

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.

Meet 'The Great British Baking Show's' Final Season Contestants

Daniel Hautzinger
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back to test the baking prowess of twelve new bakers in the tent, for the final season of The Great British Baking Show. Who will win? Meet all the contestants here.

When Chicago Was 'Hog Butcher to the World'

Daniel Hautzinger
A square mile of the city just upstream from downtown devoted to turning livestock into products that saw 18 million animals in a year at its peak: the Union Stock Yards are almost unimaginable now, but they once epitomized Chicago, and gave us the assembly line and refrigerated rail cars.

What Classic Novel Character Are You?

Daniel Hautzinger
Are you adventurous like Tom Sawyer? Fierce like Jo March? Just like Atticus Finch? Indomitable like Celie? Find out which classic literary character you are and get a reading list for your personality from The Great American Read's list of America's best-loved novels.

From Apartheid Johannesbug to the Most Coveted Job in American TV Comedy

Daniel Hautzinger
The new series Breaking Big attempts to discover how people like Trevor Noah, who was born poor and mixed-race during apartheid in South Africa and is now the host of The Daily Show, achieve their success. Watch it here, and see the other high achievers who are profiled.


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