Fishing guide and filmmaker Mark Titus caught the angler bug when he was about four years old and fell in love with salmon fishing. Along the way, he learned why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest and decided to embark on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. His new documentary, The Breach screens Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center but first, Mark Titus joins the Morning Shift to talk. Also, a look at eco-friendly weddings.
You can’t say that Ken Babbs invented the ‘60s. But you can say that he and his best friend Ken Kesey, along with their crew of Merry Pranksters, helped pull the country out of its Eisenhower-induced cultural slumber. The “Intrepid Traveler”, novelist, and raconteur joins Morning Shift before a show at Thalia Hall this weekend. Also, an update on Indiana's BP Oil refinery strike. And Irish songs and stories.
We talk with Rich Cohen about his new book on the Chicago Bears' magical 1985 season. We also hear reactions to the long-awaited Lake Shore Drive extension and delve into the complications that come with labeling sexuality.
When the Chicago Bears named Marc Trestman as Lovie Smith’s replacement, most people’s reaction was…“who?” But three games into the season, Trestman certainly is making a name for himself--a nickname too.
Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele welcome Reggie Torian to talk abou the soulful, complex sounds of Curtis Mayfield. We also hear about Bears head coach, Marc Trestman, and check in with an organizer of the world's second oldest LGBT film fest.[View the story "Morning Shift: The music of Curtis Mayfield" on Storify]