Experts say police departments don’t keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.
The city paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it’s not alone. Extends reporting from Chicago’s Better Government Association.
Analyzes data compiled by WBEZ to produce a key insight: Mayor Emanuel’s raised more than four times as much as all of his opponents, combined.
- Rising seas threaten south Florida’s drinking water
- Miami is a poster child for climate risk– but the threat to the region’s drinking water has been under-examined.
- Miami condo buyers aren’t homeowners. They’re traders
- The distinction explains why development can remain so frantic, despite well-known climate risks: The condos aren’t housing units– they’re apartment-shaped financial instruments.
- The market doesn’t charge for Miami’s climate risk
Bond-rating agencies and others don’t look more than a few years into the future.
- Fracking makes sand a $10 B industry
We followed the sand and the money, from the mine to the wellhead– with a stop at Wall Street.
- Sand turns a rural county upside-down
A tour of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin– from the mining sites to the kitchen table of a family struggling with the health risks.
- Frac sand companies get creative with local politics
To get a permit, one company offered $1.5 million to a “city” with fewer than 1,400 residents.
- States play catch-up with sand mining
Wisconsin’s outdated rules lack teeth to regulate a multi-billion dollar industry.
This explainer lays out many surprises: Corn– our biggest crop– isn’t a foodstuff (at least for humans). And if we grew vegetables instead, world hunger could be solved in a snap.
The business of commemorative months, explained!
A ride-along with one of the workers who makes bike-sharing work.
… because every story is really about “how does this affect me?”
… and stories from other fine venues
Is salt mined under Chicago?
From WBEZ’s “Curious City.”
The brain science of the “Latte Dilemma”: Are you really gonna pay $4 for coffee?
A neuro-economist explains.
From WBEZ’s “Venture”
The Mirage: A fake tavern that exposed real corruption (ten bucks at a time)
For “Venture” on WBEZ
Chicago’s segregation, seen via time-lapse on the CTA Red Line
From WBEZ’s “Race Out Loud.”
As ink-and-paper fades, what happens to newsstands?
For “Venture” on WBEZ
Matisse: Radical Invention
for The Strand, BBC World Service.
The One O’Clock Fight
for Vocalo.org, Chicago Public Media.
from Vocalo.org, Chicago Public Media