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Daniel Tucker

Daniel Tucker

Senior Morning Shift Producer

Daniel Tucker is a senior producer on WBEZ’s Morning Shift where he books guests, writes scripts and helps manage the day-to-day production of the talk show. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2014, he was a producer and reporter at WNYC in New York focusing on business, technology and local New York City news. He worked on the podcast New Tech City, which was later renamed Note to Self and produced a weekly business segment called Money Talking.

Daniel has an M.A. in Journalism from the City University of New York and a B.A. in English from Vassar College.

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

How ‘Deflection’ By Police Can Help Fight Opioid Addiction

Instead of arresting them, police in Chicago, Lake County and beyond are diverting some opioid addicts into treatment.

Morning Shift

A Housing Agenda For Chicago's Next Mayor

Morning Shift breaks down the housing issues that Chicago’s next mayor will have to weigh in on when he or she takes office in May.

Morning Shift Podcast

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced To 81 Months In Prison

The former Chicago Police officer was sentenced to nearly seven years Friday for the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager.

Morning Shift

A Look At Possible Prison Sentences For Jason Van Dyke

Morning Shift breaks down possible sentences for Jason Van Dyke after prosecutors say he should receive at least 96 years in prison.

Morning Shift

Day 24: Welcome To The Longest Government Shutdown In History

President Trump has said the federal government could stay closed for months or even years.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 11, 2019

The incoming deputy governor talks about Pritzker’s priorities for education, public safety and the fiscal health of Illinois.

Morning Shift

How The Government Shutdown Is Hitting Chicago Area

Morning Shift breaks down the latest effects of the government shutdown on the Chicago area.

Morning Shift

UIC Smartphone App Aims To Fight Depression In Teens

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new smartphone app to detect depression and other mental health disorders. The Bi Affect app uses metadata from the iPhone’s proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, and more to track the mood and mental health of users.More than 2200 people have downloaded Bi Affect since it launched in March 2018.  It’s one of several apps being developed across the nation in the so-called “smartphone psychiatry” movement, which seeks to turn devices suspected to contribute to depression into tools to fight depression. Morning Shift checks in with one of the researchers behind the technology about how it works and its potential impact.

Morning Shift

President Trump Address The Nation On Border Security

President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time address about border security Tuesday evening.

Morning Shift Podcast

Government Shutdown Impacts Food Stamps, IRS, TSA And More

It’s the 18th day of the partial federal government shutdown, and with each day that passes, the nation and taxpayers feel more of an impact. President Trump will address the nation about the shutdown and border security during primetime television Tuesday night. Earlier, he said the federal government could stay closed for months or even years. Morning Shift has documented how the shutdown is affecting Chicago’s immigration courts and environmental remediation in Northwest, Indiana. In this interview, host Jenn White takes stock of many of the other effects that the shutdown is having in Chicago and beyond. 

Morning Shift

Sears Could Soon Be Liquidated

Sears filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.

Morning Shift

Government Shutdown Impacts Food Stamps, IRS, TSA And More

Tuesday marks the 18th day of the partial government shutdown. More than 800,000 workers are affected nationwide.

Morning Shift

Government Shutdown Closes Some Chicago Immigration Courts

Monday marks the 17th day of the partial government shutdown.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2019

Morning Shift breaks down the corruption charge against Chicago alderman Ed Burke and other big local news of the week.

Morning Shift

Local Shutdown Woes: EPA Cancels East Chicago Lead Contamination Hearing

A public hearing on plans to address lead and arsenic poisoning in East Chicago was cancelled due to the partial government shutdown.

Morning Shift

As Target Departs South Side, What About Corporate Responsibility?

Target announced at the end of October that it would be closing five stores nationwide come February, and two of them are on Chicago’s South Side, one in Chatham and one in Morgan Park. The news came as a shock to shoppers at those stores who rely on the retailer for everything from home goods to groceries to prescriptions. At the same time, Target continues to expand in other parts of Chicagoland, especially on the North Side where new city Targets have popped up in Wicker Park and XXX and large-format box stores are planned for XXX and XXX. In light of Target’s moves in Chicago, Morning Shift guest host Natalie Moore explores what makes a good or bad corporate citizen in 2019, and what falls under the rubric of corporate responsibility. 

Morning Shift

Chef Stephanie Izard Offers A Master Class On Cooking With Goat

Soon-to-be goat farmer Tony Sarabia and chef and restaurateur Stephanie Izard compare notes on meat goats and goat meat.

Morning Shift

Chicago Gets A New 311 App

A new app will help Chicagoans request services from the city.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Dec. 14, 2018

As you probably noticed, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was at the center of a lot of the week’s news here in Chicago.

Morning Shift Podcast

Tax Policy Expert Disagrees With Key Piece Of Mayor’s Pension Plan

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability's Ralph Martire says amending the state constitution won't solve Chicago's pension crisis.

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