WBEZ | Dennis Rodkin http://www.wbez.org/tags/dennis-rodkin Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Same sex marriage goes into effect Illinois http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-05-30/morning-shift-same-sex-marriage-goes-effect-illinois <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Cover pride flag Flickr nathanmac87.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We wrap up the Illinois legislative spring session. Dennis Rodkin brings us the latest in real estate news. We look at preparation for same sex marriages in Illinois. And, the music of jazz pianist Jason Moran.</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-same-sex-marriage-goes-into-effect-i/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-same-sex-marriage-goes-into-effect-i.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-same-sex-marriage-goes-into-effect-i" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Same sex marriage goes into effect Illinois" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 07:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-05-30/morning-shift-same-sex-marriage-goes-effect-illinois Morning Shift: New discoveries about ancient mummies in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-04-01/morning-shift-new-discoveries-about-ancient-mummies <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Spo0ky mummy Flickr Chris Devers.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We hear how researchers are discovering new things about the long dead. Plus, we hear about the Department of Justice&#39;s new initiative to help the transgender population, and the music of Rachel Ries.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-new-discoveries-about-ancient-mummie/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-new-discoveries-about-ancient-mummie.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-new-discoveries-about-ancient-mummie" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: New discoveries about ancient mummies in Chicago" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-04-01/morning-shift-new-discoveries-about-ancient-mummies Morning Shift: Looking at the past and hazy future of fraternity pledging http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-03-26/morning-shift-looking-past-and-hazy-future-fraternity <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/hazing Flickr opacity.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We get a preview of Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s budget address. Also, some details behind a proposal to create another Big Ten public university in Illinois. And, housing news from real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-looking-at-the-past-and-hazy-future/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-looking-at-the-past-and-hazy-future.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-looking-at-the-past-and-hazy-future" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Looking at the past and hazy future of fraternity pledging" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-03-26/morning-shift-looking-past-and-hazy-future-fraternity Morning Shift: After state reform, what's next for Chicago pensions? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-09/morning-shift-after-state-reform-whats-next-chicago <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/danxoneil.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After last weeks historic state pension deal, the focus shifts to Chicago. WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe discusses possible solutions and challenges.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-after-state-reform-what-s-next-for-c/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-after-state-reform-what-s-next-for-c.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-after-state-reform-what-s-next-for-c" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: After state reform, what's next for Chicago pensions?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-09/morning-shift-after-state-reform-whats-next-chicago Morning Shift: Investigation searches for answers on DCFS deaths http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-18/morning-shift-investigation-searches-answers-dcfs <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Flickr d o l f i.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>DCFS Director Richard Calica resigned Friday. It comes in the midst of a joint WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times investigation probing into the uptick in deaths of kids under the watch of the Department of Children and Family Services. We learn more about the names behind the numbers.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-taxpayers-play-bail-bondsman/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-taxpayers-play-bail-bondsman.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-taxpayers-play-bail-bondsman" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Investigation searches for answers on DCFS deaths" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-18/morning-shift-investigation-searches-answers-dcfs Morning Shift: The stories and voices of those who served http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-11/morning-shift-stories-and-voices-those-who-served <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/by USAG-Humphreys.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It&#39;s Veterans Day and Morning Shift is taking a look at an arts organization that helps vets cope with mental health issues, and examining the issues that recent veterans and older veterans face.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-stories-and-voices-of-those-who/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-stories-and-voices-of-those-who.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-stories-and-voices-of-those-who" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: The stories and voices of those who served" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-11/morning-shift-stories-and-voices-those-who-served Morning Shift: Community loses neighborhood field house and demands answers http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-19/morning-shift-community-loses-neighborhood-field <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/House - www.chicagonow.com_.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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&#39;s next for the community.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-46/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-46.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-46" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Community loses neighborhood field house and demands answers" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-19/morning-shift-community-loses-neighborhood-field Morning Shift: Medical marijauna 101 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-05/morning-shift-medical-marijauna-101-108283 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Marijuana 2-Flickr- it was 3 a.m.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we school you on the ins and outs of Illinois&#39; new medical marijuana law. Still confused on what it entails? Call us with your questions. And &quot;Deal Estate&quot; columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the boom in Chicago&#39;s hotel industry.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-35.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-35" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Medical marijauna 101" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-05/morning-shift-medical-marijauna-101-108283 Morning Shift: How service members seek conscientious objector status http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-24/morning-shift-how-service-members-seek-conscientious <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Marine-Flickr- United States Marine Corps Official Page.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Now that the armed forces is voluntary enlistment, we may think that service members no longer seek conscientious objector status. That&#39;s not the case. We learn more about the application process for conscientious status.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-29.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-29" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: How service members seek conscientious objector status " on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-24/morning-shift-how-service-members-seek-conscientious Morning Shift: What's next for immigration reform? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-15/morning-shift-whats-next-immigration-reform-108050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Immigration-Flickr-757Live.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>U.S. Senator and &quot;Gang of Eight&quot; member Dick Durbin explains what&#39;s needed next for immigration reform to get through Congress. And, does a presence at Taste of Chicago prove to be a good move for restaurants? We check in with an eatery after their first year at the fest.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-25.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-25" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: What's next for immigration reform?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-15/morning-shift-whats-next-immigration-reform-108050