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News Analysis: Better Government Association

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For almost 90 years, public corruption has been the target of the non-profit Better Government Association. Now, three high-profile journalists have joined the team to root out waste, fraud, and inefficiency. They chat with Eddie Arruza.

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News Analysis: Better Government Association
News Analysis: Better Government Association

Aquaponics

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We take a look at how the science taking place at Chicago State University may revolutionize urban agriculture.

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Aquaponics
Aquaponics

Chicago Business

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It appears that the merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways has been cleared for take-off. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel has the details on the latest airline deal.

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Chicago Business
Chicago Business

Defining Wealth

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What classifies an American as rich? One University of Chicago law school professor has triggered a national debate with his blog. We look at the income tax issue from a different perspective.

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Defining Wealth
Defining Wealth

Viewer Mail

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We hear what you have to say about some of our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.

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Viewer Mail
Viewer Mail

The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review -- The campaign season heats up with Governor Quinn fighting back in response to Bill Brady's criticism of the union deal; dueling ads get ugly in the race for Barack Obama's old Senate seat; Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s mayoral hopes fade in light of renewed accusations of an improper Senate seat deal along with new allegations that he had a fundraiser pay to fly a female "acquaintance" to Chicago; rumors circulate that Rahm Emanuel is leaving his White House post next month to run for mayor, and Sheriff Tom Dart is coy about his own poss

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The Week In Review With Joel Weisman
The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

Race for Governor

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Senator Bill Brady continues to pound Governor Quinn on the deal forged with AFSCME to cut health care costs and defer pay raises in exchange for freezing layoffs until 2012. Elizabeth Brackett has more on the debate.

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Race for Governor
Race for Governor

News Analysis: Education in Illinois

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A bipartisan reform group says education in Illinois just isn't making the grade. We talk with the group's co-chair Bill Daley and the group's executive director to discuss this and more.

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News Analysis: Education in Illinois
News Analysis: Education in Illinois

Nixon/Kennedy Debate 50th Anniversary

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50 years ago this week, candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy met in Chicago for the first televised presidential debate. Many believe that it changed the outcome of the election. We talk with Newton Minow, who was a key player in setting up the debate, and broadcasting historian Bruce DuMont.

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Nixon/Kennedy Debate 50th Anniversary
Nixon/Kennedy Debate 50th Anniversary

Cultural Connections: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

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We go inside the mind of the man who created the Muppets. Tonight, a sneak preview of the new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry on the life and work of Jim Henson.

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Cultural Connections: Jim Henson's Fantastic World
Cultural Connections: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Royko in Love

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Before he was famous, Mike Royko honed his writing skills in love letters to his future wife. We talk to their son David Royko.

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Royko in Love
Royko in Love

Ask Geoffrey

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Three viewers wrote in to ask Geoffrey Baer about some apparent rail lines recently exposed on North Lincoln Avenue. He digs into the subject in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey
Ask Geoffrey

State Budget Crisis

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Should the state's budget problems be solved with tax hikes, or budget cuts and pension reforms? It depends on which civic organizations you ask. Elizabeth Brackett sorts out the debate.

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State Budget Crisis
State Budget Crisis

Gloria Steinem

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Carol Marin sits down with famed feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem.

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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

Howard Reich

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Jazz is a quintessential and sometimes hidden part of Chicago history. We talk to Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich, who chronicles the genre in his new book, Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel.

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Howard Reich
Howard Reich

Punch Brothers

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When mandolin superstar Chris Thile needed a banjo player for his latest band, Punch Brothers, he chose Skokie native Noam Pikelny. We go behind the scenes at a Punch Brothers rehearsal.

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Punch Brothers
Punch Brothers

From the Vault: Edwin Newman

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Proper use of the English language matters--that was the contention of longtime NBC news correspondent and anchor Edwin Newman, who died last month. We revisit John Callaway's 1976 conversation with Newman about the importance of grammar.

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September 22, 2010 - From the Vault: Edwin Newman
September 22, 2010 - From the Vault: Edwin Newman