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Carrie Shepherd

Carrie Shepherd

Reporter

As a reporter for WBEZ's news desk, Carrie produces content for daily newscasts and WBEZ's website. She covers all parts of the news, with a focus on arts and culture. Before moving to the WBEZ Newsdesk, she was Senior Producer of Morning Shift where she was responsible for the editorial mission of the program, working with the host and producers to determine what stories to cover, how show segments are executed and what guests are interviewed. She also produced series like Start the Conversation, which included interviews, call-ins and personal stories about how we approach the topic of death and dying. Carrie’s radio work has won awards from Associated Press, Chicago Headline Club, Association for Women in Communications and National Association of Black Journalists.

Carrie’s very interested in film and has served as a production assistant on live video shoots, and moderated documentary film discussions as part of the Independent Lens series.

Recent Stories

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Artists And Cultural Organizations Hit Financially By COVID-19 Can Now Apply For Grants

The fund, made up of public and private dollars, addresses economic hit to the cultural sector because of COVID-19 cancelations and closings.

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Ways To Manage Anxiety And Stress In The Face Of Epic Uncertainty

Feeling out of sorts? You’re not alone. We asked experts for tips on how to maintain mental wellness during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chicago’s Only Legal Circus Venue Hosts Premiere Show

The circus’ monthly performances in Logan Square will include high wire, aerials and juggling.

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Fashion Maven Duro Olowu Displays His Love For Chicago In A New Exhibit

Now through May 10, the Museum of Contemporary Art brings together a fascinating collection of objects curated by the London-based designer.

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PHOTOS: Chinese Art Using Hair, Gunpowder Exhibited In Chicago

The works by contemporary Chinese artists use unusual materials such as human hair and cigarettes to create monumental-sized works spread over two museums.

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Johnson Publishing Sells Modern Black Masterpieces To Pay Debt

The collection includes “Grandfather of Modern African American Art” and Chicago artists.

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Former Planned Parenthood Executive Charged With Theft

The employee was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing from the nonprofit group from July 2015 until April 2017.

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Museum of Science And Industry Provides Space For Budding And Established Black Artists

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition Celebrates 50 years in 2020. The exhibit will be on display through March 1.

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‘Hamilton’ Takes Its Final Shot In Chicago

The blockbuster musical ran for more than 1,300 performances and was seen by more than 2 million people.

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Chicago Culture In 2020: Art, Music And Theater For The New Year

From Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to a celebration of Chicago musicians, here are some cultural highlights in the new year.

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New Play Dials Into 1980s Hotline For Holiday Blues

The Yule Connection, a Chicago-area effort to tackle mental health during the holidays, is the focus of a new play.

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Immigrant and Refugee Writers Tell Their Own Stories In New Exhibit

Laila Lalami, Joe Ide and Viet Thanh Nguyen are some of the major authors featured at the American Writers Museum in the Loop.

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The Thompson Center Needs A Lot of Work Before It Can Be Sold

Decades of deferred maintenance has left the Thompson Center in woeful disrepair. But preservationists say the post-modern building is worth saving.

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Major Chicago Art Donor Stefan Edlis Dies At 94

The Vienna native and his wife, Gael Neeson, transformed the contemporary art collections of the city’s important museums.

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‘Black Art Is World Art’: DuSable Museum Celebrates Black Fine Art Month

As part of the celebration, the museum features an exhibit that recognizes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.

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The Oriental Institute Celebrates 100 Years With New Exhibits

Artists Mohamad Hafez and Ann Hamilton both have new works on display. They talked with WBEZ about their works.

Morning Shift

MacArthur Genius: Annie Dorsen

The MacArthur Foundation announced its grant winners for 2019. Several are innovators with Chicago ties, including Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Theater and Performance Studies Annie Dorsen. Dorsen is innovating in the world of theater and tech.

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Photo Exhibit Reveals Life In Lodz Ghetto Under Nazi Regime

‘Memory Unearthed’: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross show life under the Nazi regime.

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Architecture Biennial Reaches Into Closed School, Public Housing

Exhibits that are part of the months-long architecture and design event will remind visitors of shuttered schools and public housing.

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Biennial Architecture Event Will Bring Ideas, Programs To Loop And Beyond

The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial starting Thursday includes exhibits, performances and forums.

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