Put A Ring On It? What Ashley Madison Says About Modern Love

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August 26, 2015 - What Ashley Madison Says About Modern Love

The radioactive mushroom cloud of marital unhappiness set off by the hacking of adultery website Ashley Madison keeps growing. But what does the website and its popularity say about modern marriages? And how do Ashley Madison, dating websites, and smartphone apps affect how we build relationships? Tonight, we’ll hear from Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University.

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Controversy Over the Little Pink Pill

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August 25, 2015 - Controversy Over the Little Pink Pill

The FDA has approved the first drug designed to boost libido in pre-menopausal women. Is it really effective and safe? We look at the so-called female Viagra and the massive marketing campaign behind Addyi.

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Gardening, Watering Tips for Summer Heat

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August 17, 2015 - Gardening, Watering Tips for Summer Heat

Summer's unseasonably cool, wet start has transitioned into days that are hot and sticky. What does this mean for watering your garden and harvesting crops? We check in on the WTTW garden with The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan, who demonstrates best practices for maintaining healthy crops during the dog days of summer.

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Activists: 62-Year-Old Pipeline Poses Threat to Straits of Mackinac

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August 10, 2015 - Activists: 62-Year-Old Pipeline Poses

A break in the aging pipeline that crosses under the pristine waters of the Straits of Mackinac could be catastrophic for the Great Lakes. Is the old pipeline a threat? Elizabeth Brackett brought us the story in June. We take another look in this encore presentation.

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Judge: State to Pay Medicaid in Cook County

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July 28, 2015 - Judge: State to Pay Medicaid in Cook County

Many of Illinois' most vulnerable residents could be the hardest hit by the budget stalemate in Springfield. But last Thursday, a U.S. District Judge ensured that Cook County Medicaid recipients will not become victims of the political impasse. 

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New Study: Smartphone Sensor Data Detects Depression

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July 20, 2015 - New Study: Smartphone Sensor Data Detects

The phone of the future may be able to detect depression, says a new study from Northwestern University's School of Medicine. Clinical psychologist Stephen Schueller of Northwestern's Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies joins us to discuss the study's findings.

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Remembering the Deadly Heat Wave of '95

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July 13, 2015 - Remembering the Deadly Heat Wave of '95

This summer marks the 20-year anniversary of a brutal heat wave that hit Chicago and left more than 700 people dead. Tonight, WGN chief meteorologist Tom Skilling and Northeastern Illinois University professor emeritus Robert Starks join us to remember the summer of 1995.

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Wet Start to Summer Does Little to Dampen Growth in WTTW Garden

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June 29, 2015 - Wet Start Does Little to Dampen WTTW Garden

The unseasonably wet start to the summer has done little to dampen growth in the WTTW garden. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan is back with an update from our vegetable patch and some answers to viewer questions.

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Chicago’s Velodrome

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June 17, 2015 - Chicago's Velodrome

Long before hockey, football, and even baseball became popular sports in the U.S., there was velodrome racing. At the end of the 19th century, competitive racing on bicycle tracks was all the rage, especially in Chicago which had several velodromes throughout the city. Those great tracks have all disappeared but there is still one on the city's South Side that's currently sitting idle. But that could change soon.

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Hunt for Organic Deodorant Leads Chicago Man to Kitchen

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August 14, 2015 - Hunt for Organic Deodorant Leads Chicago

Nathan Morin says he stopped wearing deodorant because he was "lazy and cheap." But when he moved to Chicago and became a bicycle commuter, he rediscovered the need for some type of odor protection. That's when his search for a certified organic deodorant led him to an unlikely place: the kitchen, where he began concocting his own recipe.

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Local Chef’s Book Focuses on Kosher Slow Cooking

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August 12, 2015 - Chef's Book Focuses on Kosher Slow Cooking

One of the country's preeminent kosher chefs helps simplify both holiday dishes and everyday meals. Chef Laura Frankel joins Chicago Tonight to discuss latest her book, Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes.

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Obama Targets Carbon Footprints, Unveils New Clean Power Plan

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August 3, 2015 - Obama Targets Carbon Footprints

President Obama's Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030. It's the administration's "biggest, most important step" in combating climate change. We take a closer look at the new policy, the legalities and how it will impact the state and consumers.

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On 25th Anniversary, City Official Addresses Chicago’s ADA Advancements

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July 27, 2015 - On 25th Anniversary, City Official Addresses

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here to discuss the landmark legislation is Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Chicago Mayor's Office for Persons with Disabilities.

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Harvesting of Summer Crops Continues

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July 20, 2015 -Harvesting of Summer Crops Continues

The WTTW organic vegetable garden is thriving this summer despite all the rain and fluctuations in temperature. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan joins us to harvest mid-summer crops. She’ll also give us some tips on what vegetables can still be planted at this point in the season.

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Creating Green Space in the Lawndale Triangle

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June 30, 2015 - Creating Green Space in Lawndale Triangle

Neighbors in an area of North Lawndale called the "Lawndale Triangle" feel cut off. They have no park or green space, and very few places where they can come together as a community. Now, neighborhood leaders and a local nonprofit have joined together to create a community park and garden on a lot that's sat empty for years.

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Mayo Clinic Doctor on Women's Health

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June 18, 2015- Mayo Clinic Doctor on Women's Health

We speak to Mayo Clinic's Dr. Jacqueline Thielen about developments in women's health including some of the best treatment options for menopause.

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Analyzing the Advantages of Lake Michigan

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June 15, 2015 - Analyzing the Advantages of Lake Michigan

Last weekend, the nonpartisan Council of Great Lakes Governors held a summit to discuss how to prevent a repeat of last year’s toxic algae bloom that left more than 400,000 without drinking water. We’ll talk with experts about the summit and the economic and technological advantages that Lake Michigan provides to Chicago. 

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