We learn about the past, present, and future of the paw paw, the largest edible fruit native to the United States, from a man who wrote a book about the forgotten fruit. We also talk with the two guys behind the play Unspeakable, a look at the life of comic icon Richard Pryor. And we have a conversation with the acting head of the Chicago Housing Authority.
Richard Pryor was many things: a comic genius, an actor, a social critic and a one-time drug addict. There have been more than a few biographies on Pryor but the latest, called Becoming Richard Pryor, is different. Author Scott Saul was able to get people in Richard's life who were gun shy in the past to open up about the man. Saul joins on Morning Shift to talk. Also, with Arbor Day approaching, we look at ways to help keep our urban and suburban forests healthy for future generations
Kelly KleimanElizabeth Rex: The late Canadian novelist/playwright Timothy Findley teased every dramatic possibility out of the fact that Shakespeare's company performed for the mis-described Virgin Queen on the eve of the exec