Thursday on the Morning Shift we talked about the 40th anniversary of the film Cooley High. The movie followed a group of kids in Cabrini Green in the mid ‘60s. The soundtrack is filled with Motown classics. Some of the biggest were penned by the songwriting team of Brian and Eddie Holland...and Lamont Dozier. Dozier was in town about a year and a half ago, and sat down with the Morning Shift and special guest Richard Steele, who spun thousands of Dozier’s records over his long career in radio. We revisit part of that conversation.
An 8-hour public visitation for Ernie Banks Friday in downtown Chicago is sure to be filled with fans, ballplayers, family and friends of the Cubs legend. Banks is being remembered as Mr. Cub, Mr. “Let’s Play Two;” Mr. Sunshine. Banks broke records and barriers during his 19 years with the Chicago Cubs. But as WBEZ’s Katie O’Brien learned, he never broke character.
We take a look at Cook County's finances with Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, retiring WBEZ staffer Richard Steele shares some of his favorite music from his many years as a music host here in Chicago.
Veteran host Richard Steele will retire from his full-time post at WBEZ after 27 years in public radio. Those who've had the pleasure to work with him wanted to share the driveway moments they'll never forget
8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth checks in from The Capitol with the latest on immigration talks and legislation around student loan interest rates. On the heels of former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's album of work songs, we play songs about the daily grind.
This week Chicago area schools are heading out for the summer. Parents and students explain what's on their agenda. What are you planning to do with more free time during the day? And as the 'Hawks wrap Game 4, what sports superstitions to you follow?