Trying To Fool Facebook; Illinois' Role In The Dakota Access Pipeline; Walking For Charity


  1. Every time you post something on Facebook or react to something in your news feed, Facebook learns something about you. What does Facebook do with that information? And why does it matter?
  2. There’s a new tool out that you can use to confuse Facebook about your true feelings. We talked with the creator, Benjamin Grosser, about it. He’s a professor in the school of art and design at the University of Illinois, and an affilate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
  3. We also spoke with Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica.
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  5. The Dakota Access Pipeline begins in North Dakota and ends, more than 1,000 miles later, right here in Illinois. What’s our state’s role in it?
  6. We talked with WBEZ reporter Monica Eng about what she learned reporting on this issue for Curious City.
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  8. In 2015, Dean Troutman walked for 700 miles around Illinois and raised $70,000 to build a park in honor of his late wife. Last year, he walked 600 miles and delivered a check to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

    This year, the 86-year-old is trying to take it to the next level. He’s partnered with Princeville High School to try and raise $200,000 for St. Jude’s. We talked with him - and a teacher and student from Princeville High School - about their plans.