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Everything you ever needed to know about our four-legged equine friends, straight from the "Horse's" mouth. We take you inside the Field Museum's much anticipated new exhibit that has just galloped into town.

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What's it like to be a soccer mom with a global conscience? Author Shayne Moore shares insight from her book: Global Soccer Mom.

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Earlier this month, the American Dialect Society chose the "Words of the Year" at their annual meeting. Jason Riggle, a linguist and professor from the University of Chicago, parses a few of these words and phrases for us.

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Much needed vision care for thousands of Chicago Public School students is taking shape in the form of a free eye clinic. The partnership between CPS and the Illinois Eye Institute is considered the first of its kind. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.

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Millions of pages of centuries old manuscripts and documents are preserved inside The Newberry Library. We show you how you can handle some of the rarest research materials in the world. Ash-har Quraishi has the latest.

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Could new apps make textbooks obsolete? We talk to the Chicago developer, a student himself, about this potential game-changer.

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We take a look at a new, high-tech approach to sex education with the Chief of Family Planning at The University of Chicago Medical Center.

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A shocking report from the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general: more than $800,000 of CPS funds spent on everything from parties to a search for eavesdropping devices. Eddie Arruza talks to Inspector General James Sullivan about his findings.

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The Chicago Teachers Union and other community organizations would like to end appointments to the Chicago Board of Education -- they want the superintendent and board members to be elected. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest on their proposal and the response to their plan.

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The Renaissance Schools Fund wants to raise $40 million in the next five years for more charter schools, but proposals for four new charter schools were withdrawn at last week's contentious Chicago Public Schools Board meeting. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a look at the debate over charter schools.

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A revolutionary robotic hand was created by a team that included Chicago scientists. We talk about that invention, plus the brain boosting power of estrogen and more in our Scientific Chicago segment with University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin.

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Her controversial tactics as Washington, D.C. schools chief were chronicled in the documentary Waiting for Superman earlier this year. Now Elizabeth Brackett talks with Michelle Rhee about the challenges faced by Chicago Public Schools and what she thinks the district should be doing for its students.

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The United Neighborhood Organization Charter Schools is one of the major charter school operators in Illinois with long lists of students wanting to get in. Eddie Arruza tells us why the organization's political ties have made them controversial.

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Want to raise chickens in your backyard? Why some are flocking to an "urban chicken consultant."

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We meet this year's fellowship winner, who is being recognized for starting schools for girls and women in Afghanistan.

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The Chicago Teachers Union wants a more transparent process as they choose the next Chicago Public Schools chief. We talk with representatives from the teachers and principals unions about the public school system's future.

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