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The impact of the Chicago headquartered companies on the community:

Music used under Creative Commons license (http://beta.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/62788) The city of Chicago is one of the cities in the United States with the largest number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered there. What are the reasons for this phenomenon and which people living in the Chicago city neighborhoods are impacted by these companies? Welcome to the ELI’s Finding Chicago Global Perspectives...
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Bucktown public library: inside the cultural infrastructure that serves a changing neighborhood

The public library(CPL) as an emblem of Chicago was built in 1873 under the proposal of a Londoner, and expanded several times in the next one and half century to reach a total of eighty-one branches. While the libraries’ different styles of architecture and decoration mark visible historical shifts, their layout and space utility can reflect their intellectual identity....
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Potential and Challenges of Chicago Fire

  The Chicago Fire is a soccer team located in Chicago. Though it is not well known, it has a great potential to be a giant team. However, there are some challenges it is facing. Let’s look into its potential and challenges. Chicago’s combined state and local taxpayer debt burden worst in the nation (illinoispolicy.org) CMAP Community Data...
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Everything Ivy

This podcast offers a brief information on Ivy and touches upon how it inspires different people. This is my frail attempt to include as diverse information as possible relating to the word Ivy. I also attempt to share my perspective of Chicago and the USA as a reflection of Ivy. For My Favorite song click here. References: https://www.britannica.com/plant/ivy-plant https://www.ivy.com/...
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2022

Haymarket Affair -Its Influence to Chicago’s Labor Movements Today-

Author: Kosuke Sato Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy Masters of Public Policy Student Do you know about the labor movement tragedy that occurred 130 years ago in Chicago? This podcast will provide you with information about the Haymarket Affair in Chicago in 1896 and the impact it has on the modern Chicago labor movement. Transcript: (transcript...
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Chicago “The Windy City”: Revisited

It is likely that most Chicagoans already know the origins behind our city’s famous nickname (quick hint: it may not be the weather!), but we’ll not only dig into the reasons why Chicago is known as the windy city but actually present a uniquely different perspective in order to do justice to this midwestern oasis. Stay tuned! Credits: Image:...
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Meeting Light and Shadow – Claude Monet’s Artworks in the Art Institute of Chicago

  Claude Monet never came to Chicago in person. But how can the Art Institute of Chicago collect 46 artworks by Monet? In my Podcast, you will see how the talented French artist ignited a massive enthusiasm among the collectors, media, and public in Chicago. Let us enjoy the changing light and atmospheric conditions in Monet’s paintings.   Reference:...
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2022

Migration, Sounds, and the History of Chicago Blues

Author: Santiago De Zubiría Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy Masters of Public Policy Student In this episode, Santiago talks about the Chicago Blues and how exploring its history can help us to understand the relationship between migration and music. During the Great Migration caused by segregation, poor conditions, and the Jim Crow laws, African-American people arrived...
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The delays of public transportation in Chicago

I was surprised by the delays in public transportation when I came to Chicago.  Let’s explore the reasons and possible solutions for such an issue!     https://www.transitchicago.com/ https://chi.streetsblog.org/2022/05/26/heres-the-ctas-explanation-for-the-infuriating-ghost-bus-and-train-problem/ https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/07/14/cta-leaders-vow-to-fix-unreliable-service-with-more-hiring-improved-train-and-bus-tracking/ https://linktr.ee/commuterstakeaction/ https://betterstreetsforbuses.com/...
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