The PBS documentary series ‘The Vietnam Wa’r by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick just wrapped up its first run on WTTW here in Chicago.
We talk with WBEZ state politics reporters Tony Arnold and Dave McKinney about the political stories that are playing out behind the scenes.
‘Morning Shift’ talks to WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith about the latest lawsuit that seeks to hold the CPD accountable.
WBEZ’s Natalie Moore learned that — a year in — Englewood’s Whole Foods has emerged as a community gathering spot despite lackluster sales.
The most renowned playboy has died. Chicago native Hugh Hefner died yesterday at the age of 91. Hefner started Playboy magazine at his Hyde Park kitchen table at a time mainstream America was conservative and sex was hardly ever discussed in the open. Hugh Hefner and his magazine as well as his club and TV shows helped to usher in a new America and with it the sexual revolution. Morning Shift talks about Hugh Hefner and his legacy with Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune. He’s got a great obit and remembrance of Hefner up on the paper’s website. We also talk with Candace Jordan who worked at the Playboy Club when she first moved to Chicago as a young woman.
‘Morning Shift’ talks to sports legal analyst Exavier Pope and WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout about a weekend where sports, politics and social justice issues collided.
‘Morning Shif’t talks with WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef about the latest on what’s been known as Tent City in Uptown.
So you might know Chicago as the home of the blues and deep dish pizza but did you know it’s also a capital of dance innovation?
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.
In a wide-ranging interview, Rauner talked about the long-running budget impasse and what happens if state workers stop getting paid.