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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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Chicago’s Cultural Department Launches Mural Registry

DCASE says the mural registry will help prevent murals from being painted over by the Department of Streets & Sanitation.

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Glessner House Celebrates Daughter's Crime-Solving Legacy

Frances Glessner Lee, known as the ‘Mother of Forensic Science,’ has depictions of crimes scenes that are still studied today.

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Play At Humboldt Park Theater Takes On Changes In Neighborhood

‘Not for Sale 2.0’ explores how longtime Humboldt Park residents try to maintain its Puerto Rican roots amid neighborhood changes.

Morning Shift

CSO Strike Enters Second Week

The CSO has canceled multiple concerts as management and musicians continue contract negotiations.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Plans $54 Million Expansion

Steppenwolf Theatre says its latest project in Lincoln Park will include a new 400-seat, in-the-round theater.

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Artist In Residence Takes New Meaning In New Exhibition

The McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum is the latest exhibition space for artist Claudia Weber.

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Bauhaus School Of Design Exhibit Comes To Elmhurst

"The Whole World a Bauhaus" is making its only U.S. stop at the west suburban Elmhurst Art Museum.

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‘Word Jazz’ Creator Ken Nordine Remembered

Nordine died Saturday at the age of 98. His unparalleled baritone voice guided WBEZ listeners through "Word Jazz" for more than 40 years.

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Library Exhibit Aims To Show Community Service Of Black Panther Party

‘All Power to the People: Celebrating the Legacy of the Illinois Black Panther Party’ opens Feb. 16 at Woodson Regional Library.

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The Bean, Picasso, And Beyond: Will Chicago’s Next Mayor Pay Attention To Public Art?

Where is Chicago’s public art? And who decides where new acquisitions go? Turns out, Chicago has a public arts plan.

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Holy Family Catholic Church To Consolidate With Notre Dame Chicago

Family Catholic Church petitions the Chicago Archdiocese to keep the church’s Sunday morning mass.

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Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settled By Evanston High School

The complaint claimed the school knew that a former teacher was allegedly sexually abusing male students.

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Record 57.6 Million Visitors Came To Chicago In 2018

Chicago set a new tourism record last year, attracting more than 57.6 million visitors during 2018.

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Leadership Changes At Chicago’s Old Town School Of Folk Music

Faculty at the music school and performance space recently made moves to unionize.

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Report on Parks Says Funding, Programming Not Equitable Across Chicago

Friends of the Parks says neighborhoods that are mostly Latino have the least amount of parkland, and the city needs to be more transparent.

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Teachers At Old Town School Of Folk Music Forming Union

A group of teachers at Chicago’s well-known music school based in Lincoln Square said Tuesday that they filed a petition to form a union.

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McCormick House At Elmhurst Art Museum Gets Interior Redesign

An exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museums lets you imagine life in a 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed house.

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Uptown Theatre Owner Looks To Restore Former Glory

Nearly 100 years old and shuttered for the last 37, the Uptown Theatre is in solid shape and ready for rehab, the owner says.

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Photos: Artist Destroys Car With Bullets To Raise Awareness Of Gun Violence

An artist is making his way through Chicago with a car destroyed by bullets to draw awareness of gun violence.

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