Some recent/favorite stories

Corn economics and world hunger.

Our biggest crop? Not a foodstuff. For Marketplace.

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Miami condo-buyers aren’t homeowners.

They’re traders. Climate risk? Not remotely their issue. Marketplace

Police don’t ask: Why are we getting sued?

So: They keep doing the things that provoke lawsuits. Marketplace

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Reversal of fortune: Saving Chicago from its own poop.

When a river isn’t a river.
For 99 Percent Invisible.

Could I build a robot to go to meetings?

I’d free up time, and get rich selling them. For WBEZ.

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Want to see Chicago’s segregation? Just ride the El.

And: Take a time-lapse.
For WBEZ.

Why you can’t help paying four bucks for a latte

A neuro-economist explains. For WBEZ.

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In foreclosure crisis, maintenance firms cleaned up

Still, this Chicago firm also lost business. For WBEZ.

The MCC: Chicago’s Jailhouse Skyscraper

For 99 Percent Invisible.

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Where did Chicago’s old-school donut shops go?

And: In search of the city’s best. For WBEZ’s Curious City.

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