We critique some new breakfast options at Starbucks, and offer new ways to deal with your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provider. And, a shooting on a CPS "safe passage" route raises questions as the new school year approaches.
We delve into the various types of midwives and birthing methods available to women in Illinois. And WBEZ's Natalie Moore stops by to explain what happened at a Town Hall meeting in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood.
Community members in the Pilsen nieghborhood protested the demolition of a field house at Whittier Elementary, but the building was still razed. Chicago Public Schools officials cited safety concerns for its closure. We learn about the fight to save it, and what's next for the community.
The EPA and scientists are trying to discover the source of holes at the Indiana Dunes. What is causing them and what's the solution? Also, Lake Bell, star of "In a World...", talks about the voice-over community, the topic of her new film.
Kickstarter originally began as a way to get the average person's project out of the shadows, but now bigwigs are using it to fund their pet projects. Is this fair? Also, a chat with R&B and blues artist Syleena Johnson.
Today we discuss several issues affecting American workers. Fast food workers are striking to get an increase in pay and Latinas in the workforce are on the rise-we look at why. Also, are you scared to take a vacation because your job might not be there when you get back?
On Monday's Morning Shift, we talk to a professor on the public health problem that is...guns, Super Bowl XLVII, Daybook with Charlie Meyerson, the Downton Abbey hype, juvenile record expungement, housing update with the Deal Estate Columnist. WGN Reporter Randi Belisimo fills in for Tony Sarabia.