Created with Sketch.
18 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
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 suburbs of Chicago. Sources Used: CBS Chicago AP News UIC School of Public Health PBS News Hour Thank you to John "Bulldog" Drummond and WBBM morning anchor and reporter Mai Martinez (@MaiReports) for her reporting.
21 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
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 outside of the country, plus one that proved successful on the west coast.
13 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
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. --------- Courier Pigeon is a new podcast from WBBM that will highlight trending topics affecting Chicagoans and beyond. Want us to cover a topic you think needs more attention? Tweet at us @WBBMPodcasts and let us know! Sources Used: CBS News WBBM Newsradio
24 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
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 debt, a financial aid advisor informs us about how important it is to disseminate accurate information, and the President of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators breaks down the history of student loans. --------- Courier Pigeon is a new podcast from WBBM that will highlight trending topics affecting Chicagoans and beyond. Want us to cover a topic you think needs more attention? Tweet at us @WBBMPodcasts and let us know! Sources Used: Buzzfeed NASFAA Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Fact Sheet
34 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
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 efforts, successes, failures and uncertainty for workers rights. Along with the different degrees of acceptance from their workplaces.
17 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
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.
17 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
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 affecting the cost of the most essential items. --- Follow Chalkboard Chicago reporter Samantha Smylie Follow WBBM Podcasts on Twitter & Insta to stay up to date on new episodes, out every Thursday. Plus, tweet at us @WBBMpodcasts and let us know what topics you'd like us to go indepth about.
15 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
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 longest-running festivals in the United States. ------Make sure to subscribe to WBBM InDepth on the Audacy app; leave us a review & rate on Apple Podcasts, too!Have a topic or story you want us to go InDepth about? Tweet us at @wbbmpodcasts
14 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
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 of three budget public engagement forums about their concerns. ------Make sure to subscribe to WBBM InDepth on the Audacy app; leave us a review & rate on Apple Podcasts, too!Have a topic or story you want us to go InDepth about? Tweet us at @wbbmpodcasts
19 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
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 for NAMI Chicago and a former phone operator for a substance abuse treatment center.------Make sure to subscribe to WBBM In Depth on the Audacy app; leave us a review & rate on Apple Podcasts, too!Have a topic or story you want us to go InDepth about? Tweet us at @wbbmpodcasts
18 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
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 disparities on the south side of Chicago and south suburban Cook County. In this episode, you'll hear from UChicago's Senior Vice President of Community Health Transformation and a resident of Harvey, Illinois.------Make sure to subscribe to WBBM In Depth on the Audacy app; leave us a review & rate on Apple Podcasts, too!Have a topic or story you want us to go InDepth about? Tweet us at @wbbmpodcasts
11 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
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 Newsradio for more information. ----Make sure to subscribe to WBBM InDepth on the Audacy app; leave us a review & rate on Apple Podcasts, too!Have a topic or story you want us to go InDepth about? Tweet us at @wbbmpodcasts
21 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
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 embraced it.
34 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Remembering the Great Chicago Flood of 1992
April 13, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most bizarre incidents in Chicago history. A construction mishap in the Chicago River sent water cascading through the old freight tunnel system and into the basements of Loop office buildings. The disaster was later known as the Great Chicago Flood. WBBM's Rob Hart looks back on that day through archival audio and an interview with local historian Bruce Moffat.
40 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Remembering the season that transformed Chicago baseball, 50 years later
Today is opening day for the White Sox. It's also the 50th anniversary of a baseball season that transformed Chicago baseball and kept the White Sox in the windy city. WBBM's Rob Hart talks to John Owens and David Fletcher, authors of the new book "Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, the '72 White Sox, and a Transforming Chicago." Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @WBBMPodcasts
22 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
The Week the World Stood Still: Chicago Pandemic Retrospective
It's been two years since the long shadow of COVID-19 fell on the world. On this special episode of WBBM In Depth, host Jill DeGroot sits down with WBBM political editor Craig Dellimore to talk about the pandemic in review. Don't forget to subscribe on the Audacy App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @WBBMPodcasts
24 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Introducing: Shades of the City Podcast
If you love WBBM In Depth, subscribe to our newest podcast Shades of the City! On the first episode: host Lauren Brown sits down with viral Tik Tok Chicago historian Shermann "Dilla" Thomas in his Auburn Gresham home to talk about his love for Chicago history and how he is educating the next generation. Subscribe on the Audacy App: https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/shades-of-the-city-80552 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shades-of-the-city/id1609657633
12 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Paczki Day: Chicago's Beloved Polish Treat
It's Fat Tuesday! And here in Chicago it’s all about snagging some Paczki. Today on WBBM In Depth, we talk to Jennifer Billock, author of the book "Historic Chicago Bakeries," about the history of Paczki Day in Chicago. We hear from Joanelle and Fran Zawaski of Evergreen Park, a couple who has been baking Paczki for their community for over 20 years. And WBBM's Nancy Harty catches up with customers at the Oak Mill Bakery in Niles.
26 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Ukraine-Russia Crisis Explained
On today's In Depth, we bring you a round up of reports on the attack from WBBM Newsradio.
16 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
In "historic" equal pay lawsuit, US women's soccer wins $24M
A six-year fight over equal pay between the US Soccer Federation and the US Soccer Women's National Team ended on Tuesday with a $24-million settlement and a promise by the federation to ultimately equalize pay between both the men’s and women’s national teams. Today we’re talking to Sandra Herrera, writer for CBS sports, about what this historic moment means for women’s sports going forward. You can find Sandra Herrera, writer for CBS Sports, on Twitter: @SandHerrera_ Don't forget to subscribe on the Audacy App or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @WBBMPodcasts
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022