This week, we’ll be hosting a Special #SunTimesReadalong with Chicago Sun-Times reporters Stephanie Zimmermann and Lauren FitzPatrick.
They focus on special investigations and have published a special report on the danger posed to drivers by the snow that plows pile up at the sides of highways.
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It’s a rare occurrence, but they found dozens of cases in Chicago, New York, Virginia, Ohio and Oregon in which drivers lost control, went into those snow-packed concrete barriers and were vaulted by these snow ramps over the barriers, into the air, crashing on streets far below. It’s a terrifying, often deadly experience.
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Plowed snow sends drivers flying off expressways, Sun-Times investigation finds (Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 25, 2022)
Local reactions to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainians in Chicago protest Russian invasion: ‘Pray For Peace. Pray for Ukraine’ (Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 24, 2022)
‘Half of my heart is bleeding’ — citizenship ceremony bittersweet for natives of Ukraine (Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 25, 2022)
A Chicagoan, back home to visit Ukraine, trapped by invasion: ‘We need help. This is real war.’ (Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 26, 2022)
Murals and Mosaics
A series that aims to capture, catalogue and celebrate the beauty of Chicago's streets, as seen through its public art.
What 50 gallons of paint on a Kennedy Expressway underpass looks like in Tony Passero’s hands (Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 25, 2022)
Our regular viewers will know that we usually focus on The New York Times; the show's official name is @Sree's Sunday #NYTReadalong. Last fall, Maureen O’Donnell, the Chicago Sun-Times’ obituaries writer was our guest for our first #SunTimesReadalong.
We have previously hosted several shows focused on The Washington Post and others focusing on The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Politico, Dallas Morning-News, the Khaleej Times (Dubai) and other local papers when Sree was traveling (pre-Covid).
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