Radio Archive by Tag

Chicago

  • Prologue.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    Every city's got a place like this: that weird no man's land on the outskirts of town, with junk ...ArtChicagoHistory

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  • 1994.

    275: Two Steps Back 10.15.2004

    Washington Irving Elementary School became a model of school reform in Chicago a decade ago. The ...ChicagoChildrenEducation

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  • 2004.

    275: Two Steps Back 10.15.2004

    We continue with the story of Irving Elementary, and hear what's happened to make Cathy La Luz ...ChicagoEducationJobs/Employment

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  • U.s.a., Me-s.a.

    194: Before and After 09.21.2001

    Ira talks with Chicago Public Radio reporter Shirley Jahad about white Chicagoans and ...9/11ChicagoGovernment

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  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in ...AlcoholChicagoFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Prologue.

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    Host Ira Glass stands at the corner of Diversey and Broadway in Chicago and describes all the ...ChicagoJobs/Employment

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  • Invisible Man.

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    A postman explains how it is that he can be so much a part of the scenery that people commit ...ChicagoCrimeJobs/Employment

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  • It Takes A Nation Of Santas To Hold Us Back.

    148: The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit 12.24.1999

    Riz Rollins tells a story about himself, his brother, his grandmother and a guy in a Chicago ...ChicagoFamilyHolidays

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  • Throwing Money At The Problem.

    139: Ghosts of Elections Past 09.03.1999

    A few years back Alex Kotlowitz wrote a book called There Are No Children Here, about two boys ...ChicagoChildrenEconomics

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  • Yesterday.

    84: Harold 11.21.1997

    A history of the brief mayoral career of Harold Washington, and its lessons for black and white ...ChicagoGovernmentHistory

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  • The Present And The Future.

    84: Harold 11.21.1997

    Twenty years after Harold's death, we take up the question: has white Chicago changed? Host Ira ...ChicagoDeathGovernment

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  • Small Town In The Big City.

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    Paul Johnson, Carlos Appleby, and Sanantonio Brooks talk about how their housing project is like ...ChicagoHousingNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Neighbors.

    34: Democratic Convention 08.30.1996

    One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood ...ChicagoPolitics

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  • The Real World.

    28: Detectives 07.12.1996

    Ira went out on surveillance with a real private eye in Chicago expecting it to be drudge work ...ChicagoJobs/Employment

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  • Bulls in Our Hearts

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicagoans' dreams of the Bulls, including interviews with Chicagoans. (8 minutes)ChicagoSports

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  • Bulls in a Barber Shop.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Documentary story about a South Side Chicago barbershop where men gather to watch basketball. ...ChicagoNeighbors/NeighborhoodsSports

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  • The Meaning of Basketball

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Then, Nancy Updike presents a sound ...ChicagoSports

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  • Basketball and Commerce.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly goes with Ira to the Scottie Pippin Dodge Store. Then, ...BusinessChicagoRetail/Commerce

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  • One More Dream.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    A Bulls dream from Chicagoan Brett Grossman, and an acoustic guitar cover of Bulls theme music ...ChicagoMusicSports

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  • Pier Pressure.

    17: Name Change / No Theme 03.21.1996

    Navy Pier's renovation was presented as a success in last week's show, but recent press reveals ...BusinessChicagoChildren

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