Smoking rates among younger Chinese-Americans shrouded in mystery

By Ruojing Liu Cigarette butts litter the streets in Chinatown. The Respiratory Health Association (RHA) collaborates with the Asian Health Coalition to organize students for a tobacco litter clean-up there on World No-Tobacco Day each May 31st. They meet in Chinatown Square. As in the past, volunteers can expect to fill dozens of clear jars […]

Plastic bags — the stuff that dreams are made of

By Xiao Lyu & Qingwei Chen Mary Moy, vice president of New Life for Old Bags (NLOB), has crocheted 52 sleeping mats in the last 5 years ago. But the mats are not made of yarn, they’re made from discarded plastic shopping bags. The process not only recycles the bags, but gives them new life: as sleeping mats for the homeless. Every […]

When a Chicago Radio Station becomes a mouthpiece for activism

By Iacopo Luzi Que4 Radio is more than just another Chicago radio station. It’s a place where people can share ideas, develop solidarity, and promote diversity.  The community station shares independent music and independent thoughts. Located on North Elston Avenue, Que4 Radio broadcasts its music and the voice of its radio hosts every day. “It’s […]

Medill 2016 Draftcast

Chi Town

A Medill Sports Production The Medill 2016 Draftcast is a 30-minute show that takes viewers through the three-day 2016 NFL Draft that was held in downtown Chicago on April 28-30, 2016. [vimeo 165247445 w=474]