How did Oak Park influence the life and career of Ernest Hemingway? We visit the legendary scribe's west suburban hometown to unearth rare artifacts that tell the story of his youth.
Saving the world - one bike at a time. We talk with F.K. Day, the Chicago bicycle entrepreneur who was recently named "one of the top givers" of the year.
Jay Cutler took a beating with six sacks as the Bears lose to the Packers in their last regular season game. On our Bears Alumni Club, we break down the game with former running back Ronnie Bull from the Bears 1963 NFL Championship team.
The Bears beat the Jets in a close one on Sunday. We look at the game and the playoff picture with Bears broadcaster and Super Bowl Bear Tom Thayer.
Two firefighters died and seventeen others were injured after an abandoned South Side building went up in flames this morning. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.
We learn the amazing story of Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny who took more than 100,000 photos during her lifetime but never showed them to anyone. Now that she's gone and her photos have been discovered, some say she may rank among the top street photographers of the 20th century.
The Bears are headed to the playoffs as the NFC Northern Division Champions. Emery Moorehead joins us on our Bears Alumni Club.
What does it mean when wine has legs? (No, it doesn't mean it's planning to run away.) Check, Please! host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh has the real answer in tonight's edition of Ask Alpana.
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What did Chicago look like more than a century ago? We view some recently discovered lost panoramas showcasing the city's rural and industrial past.
Tired of feeling foolish when trying to describe your favorite wine? No more! Master sommelier and Check, Please! host Alpana Singh joins us with some simple tips for articulating what you're tasting.
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By his own count, Bob Edwards has conducted more than 30,000 interviews. Eddie Arruza talks to the radio host about his long career and his abrupt and controversial departure from NPR.
Feathers are flying at Chicago Animal Care and Control. We meet some of the unusual animals workers there encounter every day.
Gourmet food trucks have taken to Chicago streets in the last year and the public has responded favorably, but some restaurant owners have a beef with them. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at a proposal that's not to everyone's taste.
We revisit our recent conversation with Sir Gilbert Levine about his relationship with Pope John Paul II.
Comedian Paula Poundstone was recently in Chicago, and she talked with Eddie Arruza about her life, career and her appearances on the Chicago-based radio quiz Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!