Saturday, May 5

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The story of one man’s descent into lies and illegal activity – and why it could so easily happen to any of us.

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A look at Chicago’s DJ culture in the ’90s.

One day in 1997, Sneak promised his friend and fellow Chicago DJ Derrick Carter a new 12-inch for Carter's label Classic, then spent hours fruitlessly laboring over a basic, bustling four-four beat. Finally, Sneak gave in and smoked the J he'd had stashed for later in the day. When he came back inside, he carelessly dropped the needle onto a Teddy Pendergrass LP, heard the word "Well . . . ," and realized, "That's the sample, right there." He threaded Pendergrass's 20-year-old disco hit "You Can't Hide From Yourself" through a low-pass filter to give it the effect of going in and out of aural focus, creating one of the definitive Chicago house singles.

Friday, May 4

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The Beastie Boys on tour in Los Angeles shortly after the release of their debut album, Licensed to Ill.

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An investigation into the true identity of a high school basketball player.

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On trying and sentencing juvenile offenders as adults.

Thursday, May 3

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The story of former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill and the lasting impact of his concussions.

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Horowitz went from the New Left to the far right. Now neither side wants him.

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On “Poor Hartley,” the son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.