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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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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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Enrique Mazzola Named Music Director At Lyric Opera Of Chicago

The third person to hold the position, he'll take the role officially after current director Sir Andrew Davis closes out the 2020/21 season.

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Museum Helps Black Chicagoans Digitize Their History

Archivists will be at various locations in the Chicago area during September to bring help family history and archives into the digital age.

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Elizabeth Kolbert Book On Climate Change Selected For ‘One Book, One Chicago’

‘The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History’ tackles the urgency of climate change, and will be featured at Chicago's 81 library branches.

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Marca Bristo, A Longtime Disability Rights Activist, Dies At 66

Then-President Bill Clinton appointed Bristo the chairperson of the National Council on Disability in 1994.

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River West Gallery Blends Art With Social Justice

David Weinberg wants his new gallery to serve as more than a space to display art; he wants it to be a venue for civil discourse.

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Inflatable Sculpture Travels Along CTA Green Line

The work pays homage to Chicagoans like Harold Washington and Jean Baptiste Point du Sable.

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Affordable Housing For Artists Opens In Washington Park

The founder of KLEO Art Residences in Washington Park said he wants it to spark an arts district on Garfield Boulevard.

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There's No Place Quite Like The 90-Year-Old Music Box Theatre

The red-lettered marquee has been a constant since 1929. We take a look at four other features that make this place unique.

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Chicago Area Groups Awarded $1.5 Million For Humanities Projects

Projects that received funding include the Chicago Film Archive and a North Park University project about the Swedish-American experience.

Morning Shift

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago

Jon Parrish Peede, chairman of the NEH, is in town for the announcement and stops by the Morning Shift.

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Exhibit Honors Efforts Of Northwestern Medical Community During World War II

According to the curator, a unit of doctors and nurses affiliated with Northwestern treated nearly 30,000 patients during World War II.

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Old Town School Of Folk Music Expands To The South Loop

Old Town is taking over the business operations from Columbia College Chicago, which acquired Sherwood in 2007.

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New Owners Say ‘Ebony’, ‘Jet’ Photo Archive Will Be Widely Accessible

The J. Paul Getty Trust and a group of foundations are the new owners of more than a million iconic photos of African American life.

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More Than 1 Million Photos From ‘Ebony’ And ‘Jet’ Magazines Have Been Sold

Photos of Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Walter Payton are among the cultural icons in the collection.

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The Chicago Defender Ends Print Publication

The Chicago Defender’s parent organization CEO said going digital-only will allow the paper to bring more relevant news to readers.

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Founder Of Facets, Milos Stehlik, Has Died At 70

Milos Stehlik spent his decades in Chicago sharing his love of films not accessible in the mainstream.

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How Chicago’s Gay Bars Were Central To The Fight For Equal Rights

From rallies to legislation, activist Art Johnston reflects on the role gays bars have played in the LGBTQ movement over the last 40 years.

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Photo Exhibit Shows Early Days Of Chicago’s Pride Parade

Diane Alexander White photographed Chicago’s 7th Annual Pride Parade in 1976. Those images will be on display starting Friday.

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Virgil Abloh’s First Exhibit Is At His Home Base

Designer Virgil Abloh’s clothes have been on runways and celebrities. Now, he’s getting an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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