Courier Pigeon

Courier Pigeon

Courier Pigeon

CATEGORY: News
A podcast expanding on the day’s biggest story. We’ll talk to the reporters at the heart of the stories to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that matter to Chicagoans.
  1. November 17, 2022
    31 min
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    Abortion Rights After Dobbs: Where Are We Now?
    On this week's Courier Pigeon, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois helps us track the affects of Roe v. Wade being overturned this past summer and what's next for abortions rights across the…
  2. November 03, 2022
    23 min
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    The Power of Voting in Midterm Elections
    In this episode of Courier Pigeon: a professor guides us through the top races for this years Illinois midterm elections and we learn more about the impact of workers rights.----More information on our sources:…
  3. October 27, 2022
    19 min
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    Spooky Series: Haunted Chicagoland
    In the final installment of our Spooky Series we learn about some of Chicago's most famous haunted neighborhoods and attractions. We talk with Chicago historian Adam Selzer for some insight along with a paranor…
  4. October 20, 2022
    20 min
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    Spooky Series: The Truth about FEAR
    In the first episode of our Spooky Series, we uncover the truths behind fear and how it's a very subjective experience from the minds of a sociologist and haunted house reviewer.---------More information on our…
  5. October 13, 2022
    14 min
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    Audacy's Newest Mini-Series: Homestretch
    While we take a week off, you can listen to one of Audacy's newest mini-series, "The Homestretch."It’s the lead up to Nov. 8 midterm elections and stakes are higher than ever. The podcast is a political primer…
  6. October 12, 2022
    1 min
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    Spooky Chicago Mini-Series Teaser
    Courier Pigeon is taking this week off in order to transform into our spooky forms.Our mini series for the rest of October examines the questions: why do we like to be scared? Are ghosts real? Why are so many p…
  7. October 06, 2022
    25 min
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    Sobertober: Dry Bars, No Alcohol and Why They Do It
    More than ever, people are starting to put down their glasses and opting for non-alcoholic drink options. We pour out the reasons behind this phenomenon by talking with a suburban low-alcohol bar owner, a Chica…
  8. September 29, 2022
    12 min
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    Courier Pigeon: Chicago Tylenol Murders 40 Years Later
    On this week's Courier Pigeon we look back at the Chicago Tylenol Murders through the eyes of a former CBS 2 reporter who worked on the story in 1982 that claimed the lives of 7 people in the northwestern subur…
  9. September 22, 2022
    17 min
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    Chicago & its Universal Income Pilot Program Explained
    We heard about universal income thanks to Andrew Yang, but what exactly is it and who's had success with that sort of program? This week on Courier Pigeon, we explore a current program in Chicago, how it's done…
  10. September 15, 2022
    10 min
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    Courier Pigeon: Dixmoor Water Woes
    On this week's Courier Pigeon, we discuss the continuous water system issue in south suburban Dixmoor and the Village President talks with us about how they plan to move forward in the face of adversity.-------…
  11. September 08, 2022
    23 min
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    Courier Pigeon Presents: A Look At Concerns for President Biden's New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
    In this episode we unravel President Biden's new student loan debt forgiveness plan and how it will effect families in the short and long term. You'll hear from a current graduate student about the stressors of…
  12. September 01, 2022
    33 min
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    InDepth: Chicago Corporate Coffee Unions
    Chicago is known for being a "union town." Although, do you ever think of your local barista becoming part of one? This episode of WBBM's InDepth, we dive deep into local coffee shops and their unionization eff…
  13. August 25, 2022
    16 min
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    In Depth: What's Next for the CTA?
    On this week's episode of InDepth, we discuss the current uptick in violence on the CTA trains and buses, equitable transportation, and new solutions to a long standing problem.
  14. August 18, 2022
    13 min
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    InDepth: The Importance of Sales Tax Relief
    On this week's InDepth, we discuss the importance of the sales tax holiday for school related items and speak with a parent, teacher, and education reporter about the current state of the economy and how it is…
  15. August 11, 2022
    15 min
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    InDepth: The Overall Impact of Festivals on the City of Chicago
    On this week's InDepth, we attend Lollapalooza to find out just how much it impacts the city and its residents. From activists fighting for minors' safety to the economic benefit of one of the largest and longe…
  16. August 04, 2022
    13 min
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    InDepth: Community Concerns on Affordable Housing
    On this week's InDepth, we dive deep into the current state of affordable housing and homelessness with the Director of Policy for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and hear from community members at one o…
  17. July 28, 2022
    16 min
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    InDepth: What to expect from the new crisis line 9-8-8
    On this week's InDepth, we learn about the new National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 9-8-8 and how some Chicago residents feel about its benefits during crisis situations. You'll hear from the Director of Policy…
  18. July 21, 2022
    12 min
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    In Depth: Humans Behind the Numbers
    On this week's InDepth, we dive deeper into to the data released from the University of Chicago Medicine's Community Health Needs Assessment. The triannual assessment put a magnifying glass on health disparitie…
  19. July 14, 2022
    8 min
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    In Depth Round Up: Highland Park Shooting
    On today's In Depth, Host Jill DeGroot- with the help of the WBBM Newsroom reporters- rounds up everything you need to know about the Highland Park Shooting. This is a developing story so stay tuned to WBBM New…
  20. June 28, 2022
    17 min
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    In Depth: The reversal of Roe and its impact on Illinois
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade, Chicago ignited in protests. WBBM Newsradio hears from abortion-rights advocates shocked at the ruling, as well as opponents of abortion who em…

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