The Next America
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Literary voices: Why 'hope' isn't always a good thing
Writer Jeffrey Eugenides on the notion of hope, four years after Barack Obama used it in his presidential campaign.
CEO Ben Baldanza on how Spirit Airlines does things differently
One of South Florida's top business leaders runs one of the country's cheapest airlines.
Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami, and the American Dream
He came here as a boy from Cuba, worked hard, became a local reporter, and, today, he's the mayor of one of the largest cities in the country. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado talks about his city and his American Dream.
The New American Dream: An immigrant’s story
Nathalie Nahas Cortes talks to host Jeremy Hobson about why she came to America from Venezuela and what her version of the American dream looks like.
Can you still make it in America?
Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
Building great schools: How to make it in America
High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.
How do you make it as a comedian?
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.
An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances
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.
Literary voices: What does 'Hope' mean now?
Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.