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Why Chicago?

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Why Chicago?

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Why Chicago?

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Why Chicago?

Latest release on Nov 26, 2008

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 19 days ago

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Rank #1: Kim Ransom

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Kim Ransom, Director of the Collegiate Scholars Program at the University of Chicago, reflects on her experience in Grant Park at President-Elect Obama's rally. She thinks that the 2016 Olympics would go over just as smoothly.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #2: Valluvan Jeevanandam

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Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, Chief of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital, talks about the friendliness and beauty that attracted him to Chicago.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #3: Walter Kaegi

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Walter Kaegi, Professor of History at the University of Chicago, talks about what he loves about the neighborhood of Hyde Park, one of the many great neighborhoods in Chicago.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #4: Michael LaBarbera

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Michael Labarbera, Professor of Organismal Biology & Anatomy and Geophysical Science at the University of Chicago, talks about the many pockets of biodiversity that litter Chicago's southside.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #5: Theaster Gates

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Theaster Gates, Coordinator of Arts Programming at the University of Chicago and a Southside Artist, talks about the generosity of Chicago. This video was shot in Theaster's studio where he is preparing for an upcoming exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #6: Richard Stern

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Richard Stern, Professor Emeritus of English Language & Literature at the University of Chicago, reminisces about the many people he has met in Chicago and on the diversity of the city.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #7: Paul Sereno

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Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy at the University of Chicago, talks about how the Chicago fire gave Chicagoans an opportunity to make Chicago into the beautiful city it is today.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #8: Rocky Kolb

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Rocky Kolb, Professor and Chair of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Department at the University of Chicago, talks about a historic experiment conducted in 1942 on the campus of the University of Chicago.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #9: Timuel Black

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Timuel Black, Oral Historian of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, talks about his experience of Chicago and why he keeps coming back.

Nov 26 2008

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Rank #10: John Boyer

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John Boyer, Dean of the College of the University of Chicago, takes a bike ride around the Midway and talks about what makes Chicago a great city.

Nov 26 2008

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