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President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.
Jan. 8, 2017
Researchers Andrew Papachristos and Gary Slutkin have started to look at gun violence as a public health epidemic, and how to take a holistic approach and reinterpret the problem.
Jan. 7, 2017
Chicago saw a record number of murders in 2016. With more than 700 homicides, there is more than one issue that led to this problem.
Jan. 7, 2017
Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.
Jan. 7, 2017
Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin talks about Chicago after more than 700 homicides in 2016. He says there's not one solution, but the city does need federal funds to grow the police force.
Jan. 7, 2017
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Lisa Morrison Butler, Chicago's Commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services, discuss the recent spike of violence in the city.
Jan. 7, 2017
Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot discusses the rise in gun-related deaths in the city. She says the Chicago Police Department can't tackle the problem on its own.
Jan. 7, 2017
To help us understand why so many young men contribute to Chicago's violence and gang problems we speak with former members, Andre Evans, Edwin Day and Mario Hardiman.
Jan. 7, 2017
Esteban Santiago, 26, had been deployed to Iraq as part of the National Guard. In November, he visited an FBI office in Alaska, at which time he exhibited "erratic behavior."
Jan. 7, 2017
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who lost 100 pounds and is now questioning her marriage.
Jan. 7, 2017
The mutiny, which began Friday, focused on bonus pay and living conditions for soldiers. It had spread nationwide before the government agreed Saturday to listen to their demands.
Jan. 7, 2017
The head of the Office of Government Ethics writes that several nominees have not completed the required ethics review process or submitted financial disclosures. Hearings begin next week.
Jan. 7, 2017
About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.
Jan. 7, 2017
Tsai Ing-wen is on her way to Central America for a nine-day trip, but she will be stopping in Houston on the way. After a diplomatic dust-up last month, China is watching the trip closely.
Jan. 7, 2017
U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2017
A U.K.-based monitoring group says the explosion in rebel-held Azaz, on the border with Turkey, was caused by a fuel tanker rigged with a bomb. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.
Jan. 7, 2017
Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Jan. 7, 2017
Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.
Jan. 7, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.
Jan. 7, 2017
Cremation rates in the U.S. have nearly doubled over the past 15 years. Barbara Kemmis, executive director of the Cremation Association of North America, discusses reasons for the increase.
Jan. 7, 2017

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