Today Niala talks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson about the Great Migration. We explore the role of the library in light of the Waukegan Public Library's National Medal for Museum and Library Service award. Then we talk Chicago's theater and waterfront scenes.
Robert Sickinger came to Chicago in 1963 as director of Hull House theater on Chicago’s north side. But in six short years, he gave the city a new style of theater: grassroots, adventurous, and in the neighborhood.
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Representative Nekritz on gun hearings, get to know some goose hunters, WBEZ's business reporter Niala Boodhoo on all things in the sky, WBEZ blogger Nico Lang on fat shaming in movies and the melodic sound of Quartet Parapluie.
On Monday's Morning Shift, we talk to a former prosecutor on the Jacksons' charges, WBEZ education reporter on school closings, Cook County Sheriff on prostitution, Picasso curator, President's Day Quiz and Dark Time Sunshine plays some live tunes.
On Friday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ Southside reporter on POTUS, the only GOPer supporting voting yes on same sex marriage, assistant majority leader wants truancy, Chicago sports, Week in Review and live music from Ty Maxon.
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we hear from Democrat and Republican lawmakers on their State of the Union reactions, public defenders with Angela Caputo from the Chicago Reporter, Theater Week and Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival.
Theatrical variety is on parade this weekend as monologist David Kodeski and composer Eric Reda co-author an opera tracking a gay life in the arts, while Oak Park's Circle Theatre goes Bollywood and eta Creative Arts tackles a drama by Lonnie Elder III.