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The Cultural History of the Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Author: Cindy Wang Program of Study: PhD in Political Science, Division of the Social Sciences Description: This podcast is about the cultural history of the Chicago-style hot dog. In this podcast, we will explore the origin of the Chicago-style hot dog and how the history of immigration in 19th century Chicago has made the original Chicago hot dog develop...
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The Music of Chicago, a Migration Product

Author: Ricardo Almada Monter Program of Study: PhD in Chemistry, Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Description: There is no doubt that what is usually called American Music has a great influence from many migrant groups that came from outside or even within the US. In this podcast we discuss about these influences in the music of Chicago. Listen here:  ...
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Feeling Mexican Styles in Pilsen

Author: Minghao Yang Program of Study: Master in Computational Social Science, Division of the Social Sciences (SSD) Pilsen, which refers to either a populous city of Czech, or a renowned type of beer born in Czech, seems to have nothing to do with Mexico or Mexicans; however, Pilsen in Chicago is an exception, with Mexican ingredients building up its...
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