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Brenda Ruiz

Producer, Reset

Brenda is a producer of WBEZ’s daily talk show Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2021, she was the Supervising Producer for Houston Public Media’s public affairs talk show, Houston Matters, where she focused on the show’s news segment. Brenda holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Houston.

Those groups face a possible $730 million deficit as soon as 2026.
Police misconduct is an expensive problem for Chicago to have, with tens of millions of dollars being paid out annually to resolve lawsuits.
Hundreds of people across the state can be found in solitary confinement - or restrictive housing - for spans ranging from 10 days to more than 12 years.
The city has over $200 million to spend by the end of the year - or it’s down the drain.
Unresolved issues with the CTA, some of which started during the pandemic, are coming to a head on the Johnson administration’s watch.
The move comes five months after the two Chicago-based companies merged. Parent company Outfox Hospitality appears headed toward bankruptcy.
WBEZ’s theater critic shares his recommendations.
Librarians want you to know their space, and their books, are there for everyone.
A new investigation finds Illinois hospitals routinely send away sexual assault survivors seeking care to hospitals hours away. And it’s legal.
You can find a place to salsa any night of the week in Chicago. Whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong dancer, there’s something for everyone. But if you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you. Gregory Almonord and Taylor Diem organize spontaneous pop-up salsa and bachata events around Chicago, and they came on the show to talk us through the scene in Chicago. In this episode, guest host Brenda Ruiz talks salsa and bachata with Almonord and Diem. This episode originally aired on May 8, 2023.
A WBEZ analysis finds nearly half of Chicagoans are paying over 30% of their income on household items like rent and utilities.
Plus, the Chicago Bears are staying in the city.
The proposed legislation comes in response to the Alabama Supreme Court classifying fertilized human eggs as “children.”