Comer Conference scientists show global impacts of climate change

By Chris McConaghey Medill Reports The glaciers are melting faster, accelerating sea level rise. Ocean currents are changing, altering weather and rainfall that millions of people rely on. And wind patterns are shifting as the climate heats up. These are among the global climate challenges deliberated at the annual Comer Climate Conference in southwestern Wisconsin […]

Scott Travis: On call for farm, foundation and science

By Chris McConaghey Medill Reports Scott Travis didn’t know what to expect when he put in an application to work for Lands’ End clothing company in 1987. He was 32 years old then and got the position. During that time, he had several opportunities to meet and talk with the late Gary Comer – founder […]

Homegrown Residency spotlights local Chicago musicians

By Chris McConaghey Medill Reports Every Tuesday night, Uncommon Ground’s Live Intimate Listening Rooms spotlight artists who might otherwise be plugging up to amplifiers in their garages and basements. Here, they get their chance to perform in front of a room filled with friends, family, and other Chicago local music fans. Artists such as Danielle […]