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A woman jumps into the shallow water of Lake Michigan as her companion takes her picture at Chicago's Oak Street Beach, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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ENCORE: Lake Michigan Warming; Writer Parker Palmer

The Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish, like trout and salmon, which depend on cold water. Plus, we revisit a conversation with writer and educator Parker Palmer. His most recent book is called On The Brink Of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old.

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‘Queer Eye’ In Quincy; IL’s History Of Resistance To Federal Laws; Water Quality In Chicago Beaches; DIY Deep Dish

The town of Quincy, Illinois is enjoying the spotlight after being featured in the popular Netflix makeover show Queer Eye. We talk to the band teacher who brought the Fab Five to Illinois. Also, it’s finally beach season. Even though we don’t live by the ocean, Lake Michigan is always a drive away. But it turns out the water is sometimes too dirty for swimmers. Plus, Chicago officials made it clear they won’t cooperate with the Trump administration’s current immigration deportation policy. That resistance harkens back to another era more than a century ago. And, we hear tips for making classic Chicago deep dish pizza at home.

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