Stories by Yasmin Rammohan

My Korean Deli

How a high-brow literary editor found himself slicing deli meat and selling lottery tickets at a convienence store with his Korean mother-in-law. We hear from the author of this comical memoir.

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Goodbye, American Dream?

Is the U.S. economy built to help the working class or Wall Street? A new book by a veteran in Illinois politics and government tackles the question head-on.

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Religion Census

Holy Name Cathedral

A new religion census reveals the results of 236 faiths polled around the country. Which religions are growing, and which are not? We break down the numbers.

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Jesse Owens Documentary

"American Experience"

Olympic hero Jesse Owens is profiled in a new PBS documentary premiering Tuesday night on WTTW11. We talk with two of Jesse Owens' daughters about his remarkable life.

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Chicago's "Rubab" Virtuoso

Habib Wardak

Find out about a musical instrument you've never heard of, and the local virtuoso who was a child prodigy when his family were Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Jay Shefsky has the story.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/27

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Gov. Quinn on Pension & Medicaid Reforms

Gov. Pat Quinn

Tough medicine on Medicaid and pension reform from Gov. Quinn. Will he get lawmakers to sign on, and will it really solve Illinois' money problems? He's here to tell us.

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Prison SMART

Yoga Comes to Cook County Jail

Yoga and meditation come to Cook County Jail's Boot Camp.

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Getting Naked

Movies like He's Just Not That Into You may help love-seekers brace themselves for rejection. But how are singles supposed to find their match? The author of a new book shares his secrets on the topic.

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The State of the Presidential Race

The Republican primaries are all but over; Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee. Focus now turns to the general election and the battle between Romney and President Obama. We take a look at the evolving race for President.

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Notre Dame Tragedy Aftermath

After a tragedy at Notre Dame, a local family engages in community outreach, not legal action.

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Ask Alpana: 4/24

Alpana Singh

Master sommelier and Check Please! host Alpana Singh joins us to answer your wine and spirits questions.

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Quinn Plans Sweeping Medicaid Cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn lays out $2.7 billion in Medicaid cuts after a committee he appointed falls short of a plan. We talk to lawmakers and analysts about the governor's sweeping proposal on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Visit the PDFs below to learn more about the Medicaid Stabilization plan.

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Mary Schmich

Mary Schmich

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich talks about the Pulitzer Prize for commentary she was awarded this week.

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Simon Callow on "Being Shakespeare"

Simon Callow; Image credit: André Penteado

Celebrated British stage and film actor Simon Callow joins us to talk about his new role in Being Shakespeare.

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Viewer Mail: 4/19

Illinois Pension Reform

We asked what your solutions were to the Illinois pension crisis. We hear what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Mayor Emanuel Defers Infrastructure Trust Vote

In a City Council shocker, under increased scrutiny, Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls off the vote on his controversial infrastructure trust. But the speed camera plan sails through. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Wrigley Renovations

There is widespread speculation surrounding possible proposals to renovate Wrigley Field. When will the public actually see and hear the plans? And how will they affect the neighborhood? We take a look.

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Chicago Business News: 4/18

Kris Kridel

Retail sales are up in Chicago and two local firms make big purchases. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories, and more top business headlines.

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Political Cartoonists

Bad Aim by Eric Garcia

Two political cartoonists tell us how they translate politics into art.

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Mind of a Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee; Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo

A new movie about the life of a baby chimp has some local connections. We tell you what they are, as we revisit the Mind of the Chimpanzee.

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Aldermen Divided on Infrastructure Trust

Many questions remain unanswered about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed infrastructure trust, but he may have enough aldermanic votes to get it approved on Wednesday. Eddie Arruza talks with a panel of aldermen about the controversial funding plan.

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Lin Brehmer’s 20th anniversary at WXRT

Lin Brehmer

We go behind-the-scenes with WXRT's Lin Brehmer, who is celebrating his 20th year on the air as morning drive host.

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Finance Committee OKs Infrastructure Trust

The City Council Finance Committee approves Mayor Emanuel's proposed infrastructure trust by an 11-7 vote. Paris Schutz has the latest. 

 
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Sen. Kirk's Health

Sen. Mark Kirk

Three months after his stroke, information about Sen. Mark Kirk's condition remains closely guarded. Should voters know more about the senator's progress and when he might return to the office? Carol Marin and her guests discuss the issue.

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