Backstory with Larry Potash
Summary: Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond.
The dark, hidden history of a Civil War prison camp in Chicago.
How the Newton Gang pulled off one of the greatest train robberies in American history.
How and why race continues to be a tool of oppression all over the world.
How hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members were unwittingly subjected to radiation testing in the wake of World War II.
They call it Hero Street because it's been the home of more heroes than any other street in America.
How early barnstorming teams opened doors and forever changed the way women play basketball.
When his years in the military came to an end, another battle began.
The history of the bicycle is as rich as the freedom we feel when we ride.
Before Capone, there was Michael Cassius Mcdonald: a Chicago crime boss whose legacy lives on.
Chicago Sun Times Cartoonist Bill Mauldin spoke truth to power in a way hardly seen before or since.
The American Dream is fueled by innovation and grit... at least that's how it worked for the man behind Nash Motors.
Craft beer has changed the game for American beer - both in how it tastes, and who brews it.
How an Illinois prairie became a wartime bomb making facility, and the site of a deadly tragedy.
When he was a young boy, he lost his dog in a freak accident... so he sent a letter to the White House to get a new one.
Illinois was a free state before the Civil War, but that didn't stop one man from kidnapping freed slaves and selling them back into slavery.