On Tuesday's Morning Shift, WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt recalls the first televised presidential debates, which happened right here in Chicago, and quizzes listeners on presidential debate trivia.
Fran Lebowitz is on a public speaking tour of the country called "A State of the Union Conversation." On the eve of her Chicago appearance, she talks about the power of elitism and why there's too much democracy in culture.
Countless schools, libraries, universities — even a prison or two — were built in the Brutalist style between the 1950s and about 1980. But age and Brutalism's often cold and institutional look have now placed the buildings at risk.