Fantastic Negrito joined ‘Morning Shift’ for a conversation last week when he was in town supporting country musician Sturgill Simpson.
Fantastic Negrito has toured the world in support of his release “The Last Days of Oakland,” where he re-shapes what he calls “Black Roots Music” and mixes it with politically charged lyrics. He joined ‘Morning Shift’ for a conversation last week when he was in town supporting country musician Sturgill Simpson.
‘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 Shift’ took listener calls about player-protests during the national anthem — and the president’s decision to enter the fray.
An official with Big Brother Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago says finding mentors on the West and South sides is a struggle.
The Belmont Rocks was a huge gathering spot for the LGBTQ community in the 1980s. Now, an author is compiling an oral history of the area.
‘Morning Shift’ talks with the editor of ‘Poetry Magazine,’ Don Share about how to get over your fear of poetry, and how to engage with an art that so many find opaque.
WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout introduces us to the Chicago Bears’ new quarterbacks.
New York Times reporter Ken Belson discusses what changes youth football organizers are making to convince parents the sport is safe.
New Documentary Shows How Fight For Affordable Housing In Bronzeville Collided With 2016 Olympic Bid
A new documentary, Blueprint for Bronzeville, tells the story of the community organizers who tried to leverage the Olympic bid into a slew of affordable homeownership for the South Side community. It’s one of the entries in this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival. Morning Shift talks to the director and one of the neighborhood organizers.