On 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.
Randi Belisomo fills in for Tony Sarabia on Tuesday's Morning Shift, where we'll talk about the economics of Hurricane Sandy, power outages, the democratization of art, and Matthew Friedberger's Matricidal Sons of Bitches.
On Friday's Morning Shift, we talk about suburbs that don't suck, take a look at the work of deferred action attorneys, explore grief with author Sandra Cisneros, and look back over this week's most resonant stories.
As a kid, Billy Strayhorn became very interested in music and by the time he was in high school, not only was he an exceptional pianist with a classical music pedigree, but he’d become quite a composer. Everything changed in 1938.
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we discuss the Palos Hills heroin summit, talk about the future of Taste of Chicago, look at taxing property to pay for services at a local level, and explore some of Chicago's best Halloween theater.