The City

12 EpisodesProduced by USA TODAY | WonderyWebsite

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.Winter is turning into spring, and in Chicago, that means construction season. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has … read more

12 Episodes | 2018

Introducing The City

September 17th, 2018

3:57

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. 

After years of disinvestment, highways are …

Six Stories | S1 E1

September 24th, 2018

26:13

Chicago, 1990. A guy with a loud sweater, manicured nails and connections to some very powerful people idles in a limousine near a vacant lot. A …

Life in the Shadow of the Mountain | S1 E2

September 24th, 2018

28:46

Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.

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"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

October 1st, 2018

36:16

The neighborhood turns to a beloved ward boss—but his own agenda comes first. A man in the know offers some valuable advice on power.

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A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

October 8th, 2018

42:07

Four years in, "Mount Henry" has become a magnet for hazardous waste—both literal and figurative. A new illegal dump appears in a white neighborhood. A trusted advocate may not be who he seems.

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The "Forrest Gump" of Chicago Crime | S1 E5

October 15th, 2018

30:58

A bank failure unearths a connection to the mysterious man in the limo—and suddenly, he’s everywhere. Bribery, fraud and violence are just ways of …

Operation Silver Shovel | S1 E6

October 22nd, 2018

45:54

A criminal flips and wears a wire. Aldermen accept small sums of large bills. The FBI’s investigation may be tainted. "Mount Henry" grows, but shrinks from memory.

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The Takedown | S1 E7

October 29th, 2018

42:43

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.

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Houston | S1 E8

November 5th, 2018

45:17

An illegal dump in Chicago has seeds in a legal one in Houston. The numbers reveal an unsettling pattern. A movement takes root. The president gives an order.


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The Cleanup | S1 E9

November 12th, 2018

44:22

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?


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The Present, The Future | S1 E10

November 19th, 2018

43:39

The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com


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The City Season 2: Reno

November 26th, 2018

1:12

Next season on The City, we head west—to Reno.

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