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Written by on August 19, 2015

Saving history: a struggle in Afghanistan

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  Traveling east from Kabul toward the Pakistan border is a place of precious South Asian history. A spot on the Silk Route with roots as old as 5,000 years and a Buddhist community marked by ancient monasteries. But it is a page from another time that may be wiped away. Mes Aynak is the […]

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Written by on June 19, 2015

This Sanctuary Never Closes: Chicago’s Refugees

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They come from everywhere. They come to start anew, to survive, to live just another day. They come to Chicago because it is where others settled, where they have links, or where there are hands willing to to accept them. Chicago’s has a legacy as a place of sanctuary.  This story about the flight of Assyrians […]

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Written by on December 24, 2014

A dance at night in Hermosa

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It’s nearly night-time and the street is quiet. Business is good in the taqueria across the street, but there’s nobody in the panaderia. The day’s goods are sold. Working class Hermosa readies for the end of the day. Hermosa is the neighborhood where Puerto Ricans have gathered anew. They’ve moved out from Humboldt Park, leaving […]

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Written by on September 30, 2014

One story’s ripple

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Written by on July 25, 2014

Our Roots Planted Again and Again

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  Eduardo Arocho on Division Street Brilliant, warming sunshine. Gurgling breeze. Alexander von Humboldt looks westward out over the park, and the gathering morning clouds. He stares from his perch, where he has stood for well over 100 years in the park that took his name. Long ago the park became a magnet, drawing together […]

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Written by on July 7, 2014

Let’s Boogie Back in Time and Then Across Chicago

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  What: A funky show at the DuSable Museum, opening Friday. June 27th What Else:We stroll through German, Polish and Puerto Rican communities on Saturday, June 28th   Here we go. So stay in step. We’re traveling way back. Back to when Valerie Brown romped with Josie and the Pussy Cats. Back to when the […]

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Written by on June 25, 2014

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