I’m really pleased that after a ton of work the Dear Chicago series launched on WBEZ last week. The radio pieces will continue to air over the next month on 848, our morning news magazine program, and in a slot in either Morning Edition or All Things Considered. It’s been a really intense experience to bring this series to air, and I’m lucky that I’m working with excellent editors and administrators like Shawn Allee and Breeze Richardson. I could not have made this project happen without them. And Shauna’s photos…the bomb! Just as I expected.  The whole series is indexed here.

Coming up next week: an artist who has struggled to find and keep affordable live/work studio space, and a woman who lost her sister to gun violence who hopes the new mayor will make strict gun control laws a priority.

Photo: Don Dubin, 72, lives in Lincolnwood, Illinois. He’s kept a life-long relationship with the Chicago Rive and is one of fifteen people I will profile in the Dear Chicago series. Photo by Shauna Bittle.