Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Morning Shift: Spring has sprung March 20, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Morning Shift' : Spring has sprung" on Storify]'Morning Shift' : Spring has sprungOn Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ Reporter Linda Lutton on CPS school closings, WBEZ Pritzker Fellow on South side flooding, DePaul Professor of Mathematics on Bracketology, WBEZ music blogger on musical changes of heart and music from Jacco GardnerStorified by · Wed, Mar 20 2013 07:44:55Chicago Spring TulipsmelakaiChicago Public Schools announces school closings investmentsChicago Public Schools released a statement Tuesday outlining investments for receiving schools after school closings will force some students to relocate next fall. WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton explains what’s ahead for students and parents and how these changes may impact district costs.Parents of special needs kids raise concerns over school closingsChicago parents pleaded with the school district Tuesday to re-think its plan.First low water levels in Lake Michigan, now flooding concernsWe’ve had an unusually dry winter- the water levels in Lake Michigan hit a record low this January, and the Mississippi River nearly closed to through traffic due to the low water south of St. Louis. But now we’re hearing reports about flooding in nearby rivers and down in the Mississippi. WBEZ Pritzker Fellow Lewis Wallace is here to explain how flooding can happen on the tail end of a drought - and what you can do about it.Flooding in a drought yearFor months we were hearing about low water, now we’re hearing about flood warnings. Why that makes sense, and what you can do to pr...NCAA bracketology broken downLooking for that perfect NCAA bracket? Well there’s a calculation to help figure it out but it may cause some confusion. DePaul Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Bergen stops by the Morning Shift to reveal his equation.WATCH: Obama Makes March Madness PicksThe bracketologist in chief has revealed his 2013 NCAA Tournament predictions and he has picked the Indiana Hoosiers to win the national ...Spring means farmer's markets and the mayor's urban farming initiativeSpring means farmer’s markets and fresh produce, but with the growing number of options for consumers -what’s the best pick? Monica Eng of the Tribune and WBEZ Food Blogger Louisa Chu help us sort through the clutter. They'll also give their take on mayor Emanuel's plans for more urban farming. Plus Morning Shift host gets a taste of Monica’s Krautchi (half German half Korean) dish.So long, and thanks for all the fishBatavia-based ALDI pledges not to sell genetically engineered farmed Atlantic salmon.Listen in! RT @louisachu: Me & @monicaeng on @wbez talking food w/ @wbezsarabia #MorningShift! http://instagr.am/p/XFSQWRRRkk/Entertaining CompanyMusician changes of heart over religion and other moralsSinger songwriter Michelle Shocked is getting raked over the coals for her anti-gay rant at a San Francisco nightclub, which may have roots in her born again identity. WBEZ Music Blogger Jim DeRogatis provides examples of other musicians who have thrown fans for a loop over their religious and sometimes musical conversions.Linksomania: Ticketmaster/Live Nation wants more of Northerly Island, Michelle Shocked outed as a homophobeThe Trib and the Sun-Times both had the story yesterday that the city's Plan Commission will hear a proposal on Thursday to expand the te...Live music from Jacco GardnerThe partnership between psychedelic and baroque pop is front and center in the music of multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner. The Dutchman is stateside in support of his new release, Cabinet of Curiosities, and drops by the Morning Shift.Jacco Gardner - Clear The Airjaccogardnerjaccogardner.comHey, we'll be on live @wbez #morningshift in about 20 minutes. That's 8.50 AM local time. You can listen here: http://www.wbez.orgJacco Gardner Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Chicago in the house Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Communities react to CPS closures View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Discussing Nelson Mandela in Room 215 Young man finds new hope after HIV diagnosis The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers'