How Technology is Changing Work and the Workplace

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October 27, 2014 - How Technology is Changing Work

Technological advances are changing not just our work, but our workplace as well. While creating whole new industries and products on the one hand, it also ushers in the decline of other, traditional industries. A panel of experts gives us a glimpse of what the workplace of the future may look like.

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Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

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October 21, 2014 - Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

We dive into the research and business development that's bringing cleaner energy to the Midwest.

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Cleaning the Great Lakes

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October 2, 2014 - Cleaning the Great Lakes

This summer a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie led to 500,000 people being cut off from their drinking water in Toledo. Elizabeth Brackett details the latest efforts to protect the Great Lakes drinking water.

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Coexisting with Wildlife

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September 23, 2014 - Coexisting with Wildlife

With wildlife sightings on the rise in Illinois, we discuss how residents can coexist with animals returning to the regions they once inhabited.

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Evolution of Data Storage

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September 11, 2014 - Evolution of Data Storage

Advancements in technology necessitated the ability to handle and store large amounts of data. The founder of a big data storage company talks about the evolution of storage technology.

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Chicago as a Terminal Town

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September 2, 2014 - Chicago as a Terminal Town

We explore Chicago as a terminal town from 1939 until present day, with author Joseph P. Schwieterman.

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’The Organized Mind’

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August 27, 2014 - 'The Organized Mind'

We talk to a neuroscientist who's out with a new book to help us organize our minds.

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Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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August 19, 2014-Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

We see how the city is taking care of Ash trees hit by the Emerald Ash borer.

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Transforming Waste into Organic Material

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August 11, 2014 - Transforming Waste into Organic Material

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is taking the residue of human waste from their water filtration process and transforming into a powerful soil additive/fertilizer that is used in parks, golf courses, and farms throughout the area.

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Bison to Return to the Prairie State

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October 6, 2014-Bison to Return to the Prairie State

A bison conservation herd makes its way to Illinois to help protect the landscape. 

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Solar Power in the City

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October 1, 2014 - Solar Power in the City

The Institute of Cultural Affairs installed 483 solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in the Uptown neighborhood, making it the largest number of solar panels on one structure in the Chicago area outside of downtown. The institute tells us how it's part of its master plan on sustainability. 

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Smartphone Market Heats Up

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September 11, 2014 - Smartphone Market Heats Up

Motorola raises the curtain on the Moto X and its so-called "wearable," while Apple unveils two larger-sized iPhones and an upcoming watch. Two tech reporters give us their reviews of the latest smart gadgets hitting the market.

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“Superintelligence”

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September 8, 2014 - 'Superintelligence'

Intelligence has given humans an advantage over other forms of life. But could human intelligence soon be surpassed, and what would this mean for the human race?

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O’Hare Airport Home to Goats, Llamas, More

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August 28, 2014-O’Hare Airport Home to Goats, Llamas, More

Millions of passengers travel through O'Hare every year, but dozens of burros, goats, and llamas call the airport home. Why? Paris Schutz explains.

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Exploring Space

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August 26, 2014 - Exploring Space

From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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Smart Science

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August 12, 2014 - Smart Science

A young scientist works to repair the world, one school bus at a time. Brandis Friedman has his story. 

 

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Tom Skilling on Climate Change

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August 11, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Climate Change

Chief meteorologist at WGN Tom Skilling co-authored an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune regarding climate change and the potential effects of inaction. We discuss the issue with him tonight. 

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