We get an update an update on weekend Chicago sports. And, we talk race, friendships and Evanston with author Mary Barr on her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston." Plus, a music performance from Morning Shift 2014 archives.
We wrap our series "There Goes the Neighborhood" with a conversation about how non-profits are trying to improve housing policies to protect all residents in changing neighborhoods. And, we hear the local theater scene's response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
We continue our gentrification series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" and look at the role artists play in gentrifying communities. Also, we look at what the new U.S. policy on Cuba will mean for tourism. Plus, we learn about what it takes to become a nun and who's making that leap.
We continue our series "There Goes the Neighborhood" with a look at whether there at gentrifier's guilt and how to be a good neighbor in a changing neighborhood. And, we look at the city's suburban municipal candidate nominations. Plus, we discover great holiday reading picks.
We get an weekend update on Chicago sports. And, learn how accurate paternal test really are. Plus, we kick off our new series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" where we explore Chicago's most gentrified areas and we take your calls.[View the story "Morning Shift: The changing demographics of Chicago's neighborhoods " on Storify]
We learn why some Northwest Indiana residents are asking for better policing. And, talk to playwright Lisa D' Amour about her latest production at Steppenwolf Theatre, "Airline Highway". Plus, we celebrate 50 years of Chicago's Polish cultural institution, The Lira Ensemble.
We get look at what the latest Illinois eavesdropping bill could mean for the state. And, we hear why a graduate doesn't always equal a bigger paycheck. Also, we learn about what's slowing down church construction. Plus, the ska sounds of Charley Organaire.
We remember Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and her legacy that spanned over three decades. And, we get details on what City Council members plan to vote on before the year ends. Plus, it's our weekly dose of Reclaimed Soul with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.