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A podcast from WBEZ Chicago

Curious City

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304 Episodes • Released Weekly

304 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from WBEZ Chicago

Curious City

Curious City podcast artwork npr.org/programs/invisibilia

304 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.

Latest Episode

23 Aug 2020 • 13 mins

Chicago’s Historic Japanese Neighborhood — And Why It Disappeared

While the Curious City Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Eats Edition continues to take you all across the city, we’re pulling stories from our archive that dive into the history of Chicago’s neighborhoods. This week, a story from 2017 takes us to Lake View, which once had a thriving Japanese community — but it fell victim to a push for assimilation. As one Japanese-American puts it: “You had to basically be unseen.”