WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joins the Morning Shift to break down the continued battle over the Cook County soda tax and what this could mean for Preckwinkle’s political future.
In popular culture, Chicago’s culinary delights and food history often get boiled down to deep dish pizza, Italian beef and our seven-topping hot dog, but the city has always been a food mecca with nationally noteworthy restaurants, hidden hometown gems and food companies serving a neighborhood clientele (think Margie’s Candies) to the entire world (think the William J. Wrigley Company). A hefty new tome from the University of Illinois Press seeks to take a survey of Chicago’s foodways and culinary history from its earliest days to the present. The Chicago Food Encyclopedia includes entries on everything from the now-defunct supermarket chain Dominick’s Finer Foods to Ovaltine to Otto Schnering, the so-called “U.S. Candy Bar King.” Morning Shift talks with Carol Mighton Haddix and Colleen Taylor Sen, two food journalists who are co-editors of the encyclopedia.
We check in with Morning Shift producer Meha Ahmad about her phone fast, and what creative juices it got moving.
‘Morning Shift’ gets tips from Manoush Zomorodi, author of the new book, ‘Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self,’ on the importance of putting aside our digital devices and letting our minds wander.
When someone gets involved with guns and gangs at an early age, it can change the way that person thinks.
Larry Smith talks about his new book “Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America.“
‘Morning Shift’ talks to lawmakers and students about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama-era program.
WBEZ Education reporters Sarah Karp and Linda Lutton share the top five things you should watch out for on the first day of school.
Morning Shift talks to NPR contributor Mike Pesca and SB Nation writer Tyler Tines about the intersection of race, politics, and sports.
‘Morning Shift’ talks to Chaz Ebert, Roger’s widow and publisher of RogerEbert.com, about the famed movie critic’s legacy in Chicago.