Jay's Chicago

Jay's Chicago

From people who love ice fishing or are dedicated to improving the lives of neighborhood kids, Jay Shefsky tells some of Chicago's best stories. This series shines a spotlight on ordinary people who do extraordinary things – from pursuing unusual passions, to finding innovative ways to meet daunting challenges, to practicing unique art forms – these individuals make Chicago a lively, interesting, and fun place to live. You'll meet a beehive rescuer, the Zamboni driver at Maggie Daley Park's Ice Skating Ribbon, a woman who wallpapered her home with broken glass, a family who raises goats, a teen YouTube sensation, an owl photographer, an ex-convict turned yoga teacher, and a man who reconstructed a working model of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train. And many more…

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It's A Living

Jay Shefsky meets people with unusual jobs: Beehive rescuer, racehorse flight attendant, Museum of Science and Industry Train Guy, and classic hat maker.

Wed, Jul 5 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jul 6 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 9 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 10 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Just Try and Stop Me

Jay Shefsky meets people overcoming obstacles: Youth wheelchair basketball, PTSD service dog, stroke at 30, and sled hockey.

Wed, Jul 12 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jul 13 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 16 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 17 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

A Better World

Jay Shefsky meets people improving their communities: Cycling on the South and West Sides; neighborhood mural after gang violence; felon learns yoga in prison, teaches after release; Theaster Gates on art and community.

Wed, Jul 19 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jul 20 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 23 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 24 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Behind The Scenes Chicago

Jay Shefsky meets people "backstage:" A Zamboni driver at Maggie Daley Park; deep into Deep Tunnel; on the prowl with Rat Control; flying bicycles hidden in the woods.

Wed, Jul 26 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jul 27 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 30 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 31 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

No Ordinary Art

Wed, Aug 2 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 3 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 7 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 14 at 10:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Teamwork

Wed, Aug 9 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 10 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 14 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 15 at 10:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Musical Ties

Wed, Aug 16 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 17 at 12:10 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 21 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

On the Water

Wed, Aug 23 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 24 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 28 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Food!

A food photographer. Backyard Goats. Produce carts run by low-income entrepreneurs. Kids learn to cook.

Wed, Aug 30 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 31 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Doing It Differently

A Christian fellowship whose members share all of their income and assets. A Chicago woman on a mission to make composting as common as recycling. And the suburban housewives who created La Leche League and changed the way we feed our babies.

Sun, Jun 25 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jun 26 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Working with Kids

Chicago high school students compete at speaking their mind. Visually impaired grade-schoolers learn judo. Kids learn to love science from real life dinosaur hunter Paul Sereno. And copper artisans from Mexico teach Chicago students their craft.

Wed, Jun 28 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jun 29 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 2 at 6:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 3 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

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