WBEZ | becoming a man http://www.wbez.org/tags/becoming-man Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: December 3, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/morning-shift-december-3-2015-114038 <p><p>We hear from a man who rarely gave interviews: a Chicago newspaper columnist who was known as the voice of the working stiff, and who made a sport out of taking on the powerful Chicago Machine. The columnist is<a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/wbez-25-1994-rare-interview-chicago-columnist-mike-royko-114035"> Mike Royko </a>and three years before his death, Royko came to our studios for an extended interview. He talked about everything from his craft to ethnic neighborhoods to the Daley dynasty. We revisit that conversation as part of <a href="http://anniversary.wbez.org/">WBEZ&rsquo;s 25th anniversary</a> of independent broadcasting.</p><p>Plus we celebrate three decades of teaching kids to sing and dance with the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/wiggleworms-turns-30-114034">Old Town School of Folk Music&#39;s Wiggleworms. </a></p><p>And we learn about the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/how-becoming-man-program-reduces-youth-violence-and-increases">concept of slow thinking,</a> approaching situations in a more deliberate and logical way. It&#39;s being used to help young African American men in Chicago avoid gangs and violence.</p></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/morning-shift-december-3-2015-114038 How the Becoming a Man program reduces youth violence and increases school engagement http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/how-becoming-man-program-reduces-youth-violence-and-increases <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Becoming a Man.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>How often do you hear the phrase think before you act? It&rsquo;s something kids and adolescents are told time and again. With Chicago gun violence making headlines across the country, lots of people are calling for reforms to reduce violence and make communities safer. And one approach is called slow thinking.</p><p>The concept is taught in the <a href="http://www.youth-guidance.org/">Youth Guidance</a> Becoming A Man <a href="http://www.youth-guidance.org/our-programs/b-a-m-becoming-a-man/">(B.A.M.)</a> Program in Chicago Public Schools. A <a href="http://home.uchicago.edu/ludwigj/papers/CBT%20paper%20thinking%20fast%20and%20slow%20NBER%20WP%20w21178.pdf">study out of the University of Chicago</a> found that B.A.M. helps reduce arrests, while increasing school engagement and graduation rates.</p><p>Two guests shared insight on slow thinking and how it&#39;s being taught to Chicago students: University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Anuj Shah, one of the researchers behind the study, and B.A.M. program manager Phillip Cusic.</p></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-03/how-becoming-man-program-reduces-youth-violence-and-increases Morning Shift: Immigrants weave through Affordable Care Act Website http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-13/morning-shift-immigrants-weave-through-affordable <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Flickr SEIU International.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We take a look at the unique obstacles immigrants face when signing up for the Affordable Care Act. Plus, the sultry sounds of Brazilian artist Dom la Nena live in studio.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-immigrants-and-the-affordable-care-a/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-immigrants-and-the-affordable-care-a.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-immigrants-and-the-affordable-care-a" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Immigrants weave through Affordable Care Act Website" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-13/morning-shift-immigrants-weave-through-affordable