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ENCORE: Standing Rock Photographs; ‘Lottery Day’ Play; ‘The Distance Between Us’ Film

We revisit our conversation about a photography exhibit at the American Indian Center of Chicago that shows the protests at Standing Rock. Plus, Ike Holter's play, 'Lottery Day,' is set in a fictional, quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. And, photojournalist Chris Capozziello, his brother Nick, and their family are the subject of the film, 'The Distance Between Us,' which explores Nick’s cerebral palsy.

Soil Carbon Cowboys

ENCORE: ‘Soil Carbon Cowboys’ Documentary; Seafood From The Midwest; Forgotten Desserts

Cattle are a big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But if you graze them differently, it’s possible that all these cows could actually help the environment. Plus, when you think about Midwest food, there’s cheese, corn, soy... but what about shrimp? Scientists and farmers have been exploring raising saltwater fish in states like Illinois. And, recipes can be a way to remember our family, our friends and even our roots. We talk to food writer Niki Davis about sweets that may not be trendy, but taste like classics.

Chibundu Onuzo

ENCORE: Author Chibundu Onuzo; ‘The Wildlands’

Chibundu Onuzo is a Nigerian author from one of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities. It’s the subject of her first novel, Welcome to Lagos. Plus, Chicago writer Abby Geni has always been in love with the outdoors. But her second novel, The Wildlands, is about nature’s darker side and one Oklahoma family’s struggle to survive.

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The Story of St. Elmo Brady; ‘Lottery Day’ Play; Fighting Robocalls

St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to get a Ph.D in Chemistry and he earned it at the University of Illinois, all the way back in 1916. Plus, Ike Holter joins us from the Goodman Theatre to talk about his new play, 'Lottery Day,' set in a fictional, quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. And, Illinois got the sixth most robocalls in the nation last year with about 1.8 billion. The problem isn’t going away anytime soon, so we’ll bring you some tips on how to handle them.

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