Introducing The City

9/24/2018, 7:07:00 AM , duration(0:0:0)
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<p><a href="" target="_blank">The City&nbsp;</a>tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.&nbsp;</p><p>After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.</p><p>Look for The City on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to USA TODAY's new investigative podcast series: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>