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(Credit: Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz, Ohio University Press)

Why native trees and plants not only look good but are better for local wildlife and the environment. A discussion with author Charlotte Adelman.

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(Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation)

A new graphic novel wants to empower Chicago teenagers to push for the city they deserve. Meet one of the teens who created the book.

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Dr. J. Allen Hynek was a highly respected scientist for decades before he received a credit as a technical adviser on Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie. His life and legacy are explored in a new biography.

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(Credit: Larry Broutman)

You’ve heard Chicago described as the City of Big Shoulders and the City of Neighborhoods. Writer and photographer Larry Broutman offers yet another nickname: the City of Monuments. Learn why.

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William J. Martin appears on “Chicago Tonight” on July 5, 2016.

The man who led the prosecution of Richard Speck for the brutal murder of eight Chicago nurses died Friday. We revisit last year’s interview with William Martin.

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How can you find work you’ll enjoy—or build a career? A new book by former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Liz Ryan tackles big questions about to today’s transformed job market.

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Before Sabella Nitti was sentenced to hang in 1923 for the murder of her husband, no other woman in Chicago had received such a fate. But Nitti’s case was different in more ways than one.

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(Courtesy of Peggy Macnamara)

‘The Peregrine Returns’ is not just a story of recovery, but adaptability, exploring how the cliff-dwelling bird has made a home in an urban environment.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Field Museum, and the role and influence of the curators who put the museum's incredible collection together.

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Kansas (Courtesy of David Weigel)

Politics and progressive rock may not sound like a natural pairing. But for most of 2016, they dominated Dave Weigel’s life.

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For many parents, questions of hygiene and health weigh heavily on their minds. A new book argues that a fixation on cleanliness won’t lead to healthier children.

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It was arguably the biggest political upset in American history. Political journalist Jonathan Allen joins us with his insight and to discuss the book he co-authored, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”

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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, during a U.S.-ASEAN Summit held in Brunei on Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Department of State)

An alliance of Southeast Asian countries turns 50. What the Western World can learn from it.

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Jeffrey Gettleman was born and raised in Evanston, but a trip to Kenya when he was 18 years old changed the trajectory of his life.

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The Lincoln biographer and Clinton family adviser discusses his newest book, “Westling With His Angel.”

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Author Laura Kipnis joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation about her book “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.”