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Can you still make it in America?

Jan 18, 2013
Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
Posted In: Chicago, American dream

Building great schools: How to make it in America

Jan 18, 2013
High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.
Posted In: Education, Chicago

How do you make it as a comedian?

Jan 18, 2013
Chicago is a comedy capital, of sorts. Some of "Saturday Night Live"'s most famous comedians started in Chicago, many at the famed Second City comedy club. Sean Flannery is one comedian 'making it' in America; his show "Never Been To Paris" continues to sell out.
Posted In: comedy, Chicago

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American

Government job cuts hurt wealthy, middle class and poor

Jan 18, 2013
Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances
Posted In: budget cuts, budget, Washington D.C.

Born on Inauguration Day: Finding a global perspective

Jan 17, 2013
Chistopher Ashcraft was born on January 20, 1985, the day of Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. Today, Ashcraft says traveling around the globe has given him new perspective on the American experience.
Posted In: Jobs

Born on Inauguration Day: Health care hits home

Jan 17, 2013
As chaplain at a children's hospital in downtown Chicago, the daughter of a stage-four cancer survivor, and an Inauguration-Day baby, this coming January 20th holds special significance for Ashley-Anne Masters.
Posted In: health care, Barack Obama, inauguration

Born on Inauguration Day: Words to live by

Jan 17, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and Inauguration-Day baby -- Robert Olen Butler discusses his work and and the role that presidential characters play in his fiction.
Posted In: fiction, writing

Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances

Jan 17, 2013
It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Posted In: writing, hope, los angeles

Born on Inauguration Day: Growing up with presidents

Jan 17, 2013
24-year-old Larry Sequino isn't sure when he first realized his birthday fell on Inauguration Day -- he was born during George H.W. Bush's inauguration -- but he's been proud of it ever since.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

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