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Stay Connected to Home While Traveling with Internet Radio From baseball games to traffic reports and local music, streaming radio can bring the world to you, no matter where you are.

By Bruce Schoenfeld

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Sound Advice

There's a snarl on the Dan Ryan, half-hour delays on the Eisenhower, a multivehicle dust-up on the Stevenson. In other words, Chicago traffic is its usual mess. But what do I care? I'm in a hotel in Alabama.

Instead of the TV, the voices in my room come from Chicago radio station WBBM. By listening in, I get a slice of the city's life: stories about the Cubs, a local museum exhibition, a controversial statement by Mayor Emanuel. I even hear commercials--"Take a vacation in your own backyard!"--for products and services unavailable elsewhere.