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2019

Chicago — City Reborn from the Great Fire

Author: Siqi Zou Program of Study: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Refernces:UChicago Identify Guidelines from UChicago; http://www.architecture.org/learn/resources/architecture-dictionary/entry/the-great-chicago-fire-of-1871/; Tragedy in the Chicago Fire and Triumph in the Architecture Response by Jo Ann Rayfield Music from https://icons8.com/music/ Small Intro: Most Americans know the story of the Great Chicago Fire. Few know the story of the city’s remarkable recovery. The architects who...
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2019

Boystown: A Fancy Theme Park or a Broken Land

Author: He Huang Program of Study: SSD Middle Eastern Studies   Boystown, the gayborhood in the north of Chicago renowned for its inclusiveness of LGBTQ+ groups, has experienced the progress of gentrification during recent years. Things have changed. So, what is it now? A fancy Disneyland designed with the theme of homosexuality or still a land broken ethnically, but...
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2019

Breaking My Lunch Break in America

Author: Reginaldo Gomes Program of Study: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Research has found that more than half of Americans spend less than 30min on lunch break. As a Brazilian who recently moved to Chicago, I’ve been experiencing this in a firsthand. Why is the lunch break in America so short? What are the impacts on our health?  ...
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2019

Finding Chicago? Find the Bear Champ!

Author: Yue Yang Program of Study: Law LLM   People say that if you live in Chicago, you must have passed by a mural at some point that involves a yellow bear; if you haven’t, then you most likely never leave your neighborhood. This podcast will explore stories behind this giant but cute bear and its creator—JC Rivera....
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2019

High tax rate in Chicago

Author: Hong Qiao Program of Study: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Is the tax killing Chicagoans? In this podcast, I’d like to talk about the high tax rate in Chicago. How does it influence people’s life? What are the reasons behind it and what we can do about it? Is the tax friendly to non-US citizens? This podcast is trying...
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2019

Transit in Windy City : A System in The Right Direction

Author: Gangbin Yan Program of Study: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Most of the buses in Chicago run in one direction and do a loop, which is quite different from my hometown in China. After deeper investigations into bus system, I learnt different gender travel patterns and diverse reasons for the loop-transportation routes.   References Invisible Women- https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/invisible-women/ Chicago...
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2019

To Be by Your Side – Monarch butterfly at Chicago

Author: Da Teng Program of Study: PSD Chemistry Monarch butterflies are frequent visitors of Chicago in summer, but have you really noticed them? Besides their beautiful appearances, these colorful butterflies has inspired a lot of biological research on migration and navigation mechanisms.   Reference:   Eli Shlizerman, James Phillips-Portillo, Daniel B. Forger, and Steven M. Reppert, Neural Integration Underlying...
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2019

How Gangsters in History Influenced the City Of Chicago

Author: Guofu Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MPP Chicago was once infamous for its gangsters, though most of the mobs vanished, their legacies still influenced the city a lot. reference: http://www.historyrocket.com/Biography/al-capone/How-Did-Al-Capone-Influence-Our-Society.html https://timeline.com/chicago-murder-violence-48a71c395640?gi=23d49f630857 https://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/jazz-in-1920s.html https://www.jstor.org/stable/3786412?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents http://www.organized-crime.de/lauhtm01.htm https://film.avclub.com/america-s-gangland-how-chicago-became-a-cultural-capit-1798259723 https://www.wbez.org/shows/curious-city/history-of-violence-chicago-during-the-capone-era-and-today/6bff3ad9-097a-42e8-ac23-bc90d83d5bdb https://www.greatamericancountry.com/places/local-life/chicago-how-the-gangster-era-shaped-the-city https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/6/11/18405967/social-media-altering-chicago-street-gang-culture-fueling-violence...
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2019

The New Chicago Mayor’s Promise for a Better Future

Author: Ruihan Huang Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MPP In this podcast, I would examine the attitudes of Chicago people, including black people and white people, toward Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her proposal of investing money into West and South parts in Chicago to boost the economic development through interviews. Based on these interviews with Chicago...
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2019

Breaking the Chains: Perceptions of Coffee Shops in Two Cultures

Author: Rayne Ming Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MPP As a coffee lover, I explored coffee shops in Chicago. Having visited Starbucks, Grounds of Being and the Robust, I discovered the differences among people’s perceptions of coffee shops in China and in the US. It is fascinating to explore those views because they are the reflection...
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