Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Morning Shift' #38: Something wicked this way comes October 31, 2012 By: Kate Dries [View the story "'Morning Shift' #38: Something wicked this way comes" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #38: Something wicked this way comesOn Wednesday's Morning Shift, guest host Randi Belisomo leads conversations on Superstorm Sandy, the Illinois prison system, the continuing Prentice controversy, Illinois school's achievement gap, and the high cost of Halloween.Storified by · Wed, Oct 31 2012 07:01:22Broadway 12.45 pmserhatgurpinarFirst, High winds from Superstorm Sandy have created big waves on Lake Michigan, forcing city officials to issues warnings to steer clear of the lakefront path. The Morning Shift talks with the U.S. Coast Guard based at Calumet Harbor to learn more about how they prepare for weather like this.Seeing the effects of #HurricaneSandy moving north...massive waves on Lake Michigan hitting Lakeshore Drive in downtown Chicago, wow!!Ryan GrantRT @ChiJournal: We grabbed some photos of large waves along Lake Michigan's shoreline today - check 'em out here: http://on.fb.me/XTET1lDennis DeaconThen, after months of requests, the Illinois Department of Corrections is allowing reporters into prisons, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit from WBEZ. Governor Pat Quinn’s administration continues to block meaningful transparency. WBEZ criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer brings the latest. Quinn's half-measures on prison opennessAfter months and months of requests from WBEZ and other media outlets, Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It’s ...Proud of @WBEZ & @WBEZ_Wildeboer for keeping IL govt transparent & accountable for the conditions of IL prisons.KristenI sometimes feel @WBEZ doesn't go deep enough in its analysis, but I'm abt their fight to get into & report on conditions in IL prisons.NBNext, the Chicago Tribune has an op-ed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressing his support for the demolition of Prentice Women’s Hospital. We talk with architecture critic Lee Bey to learn more about what’s next for the building.Emanuel on Prentice: 'I support the decision to rebuild on the site'Commentary The diversity of Chicago's strengths sometimes requires making difficult choices between them. The debate over Northwestern Un...Prentice Hospital finally makes the landmarks commission agenda - but a few curves might be in storeThe former Prentice Women's Hospital could be granted preliminary landmark status - but the victory for preservationists could be ver...Then, state education officials release annual report cards for all of Illinois’ public schools on Wednesday. The good news is that slightly more students are meeting state academic standards. The bad news is that large gaps in achievement between white students and their minority classmates still persist. So...what does the achievement gap mean to you? Call 312-923-9239 to weigh in on our conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch and Garland Thomas, principal at the Johnson College Prep.School report cards show stubborn achievement gapsThere are still large gaps in achievement between white students and their minority classmates, despite modest gains.Finally, The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend between $6 and 8 billion on Halloween this year. Brian Bowers, owner of Chicago’s Halloween Hallway pop-up shops, explains what it takes to create a bustling storefront seemingly overnight.Happy Halloween! #BEARDOWN #Chicago #NFL #Halloween http://instagr.am/p/Rcpq8qDtLk/Andrew SalernoHappy Halloween! Cr: @cherrypips such a cool idea! #doctorwho #pumpkin #halloween #tardis #dalek #socool #awesome #lovethis #pumpkinsanddoctorwho#2ofmyfavthingsLaura Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #37: Art for the masses Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #39: Further down the ballot View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?