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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

Windy City Times Founder Takes The Reins At The Reader

Windy City Times co-founder Tracy Baim talks about her career, and shares her plans for the future of the Chicago Reader.

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The Tech Behind Amazon’s Cashierless Store In Chicago

How does Amazon's new cashier-free store in Chicago work? And how will it affect your privacy?

Morning Shift

New Book Explores The American Culture Of Fear In Parenthood

What happens when parenting is ruled by fear?

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

Too much news, not enough time? We catch you up on the big takeaways from the Chicago news cycle this week.

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Chicago Poet Explores Identity, Food, and Chicago In Solo Debut

In his debut book, Citizen Illegal, Jose Olivarez uses poetry to address everything from feelings of identity and race — to a love of food.

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New Census Data Sheds Light On Demographics, Health Insurance In Chicagoland

New 2017 U.S. Census data released Thursday reveal that the percentage of Chicagoans without health insurance is rising and the population in the city and region is aging and becoming slightly less white overall.Morning Shift speaks with WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk to break down the numbers. We also take calls from listeners with their questions and comments.GUESTS: Alden Loury, senior editor for WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities deskOdette Yousef, WBEZ reporter  Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter

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Festival To Celebrate South Side’s Creative Spirit

Celebrating South Side Stories will fill South Side museums with interactive music, art, and storytelling events.

Morning Shift Podcast

How Strong Social Ties Can Fight Inequality, Polarization

Author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses how strong social ties and social infrastructure can improve American society.

Morning Shift

How Strong Social Ties Can Fight Inequality, Polarization

Author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses how strong social ties and social infrastructure can improve American society.

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What Chicago Can Learn From Other Police Consent Decrees

Chicago will soon enter a consent decree promising police reform. What can we learn from consent decrees in other cities?

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: September 7, 2018

When the week got started, it seemed like the biggest story—hands-down—would be testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary committee. But at least locally, a bombshell announcement Tuesday morning, quickly upended that narrative. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a brief but emotional press conference announcing to that he will not seek a third term in office. So, what does his surprise decision mean for the City of Chicago during the rest of his time in office? For HIS legacy? And for the mayor’s race, where 12 candidates had lined up the challenge him? Morning Shift’s Friday News Roundup dives into those questions, and a couple of related stories, including the start of the trial of Jason Van Dyke, and a new development on the consent decree that will soon govern the Chicago Police Department. 

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WBEZ Special Coverage: A Look At Rahm Emanuel's Record, And What's Next

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not be running for a third term as mayor, stunning the political establishment in Chicago and the 11 challengers lined up against him in the mayoral race. What does his decision mean for the city of Chicago when it comes to public safety, education, the economy...and the 2019 mayor’s race?

Morning Shift

Master Food Preserver Dishes On Canning And Perfect Pickles

Whether you've always wanted to know the perfect way to make jams, or how to pickle cucumbers, Morning Shift dives into the world of food preservation to find the answers.

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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: August 31, 2018

Host Jenn White breaks down the biggest local news stories of the week.

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What Wisconsin’s Flip From Blue to Deep Red Means For Future Of Politics

What do these things have in common: the birth of the Republican Party, the creation of the state income tax, environmental conservation and dark money politics?

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Amara Enyia Joins Growing List Of Candidates Challenging Mayor Emanuel's Seat

Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia discusses her priorities, including large-scale investment on the South and West sides.

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Morning Shift Teams Up With WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show On Traffic Safety

One year into Chicago’s Vision Zero pedestrian safety program, the results are a mixed bag.

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As Chicagoans Dominate Reality TV, A Look At The Genre's Effect On Viewers

A new study from the London School of Economics says reality TV is making us less sympathetic people.

Morning Shift

Digging Into Aretha Franklin’s Detroit Gospel Roots

Soul diva Aretha Franklin came up in the gospel tradition of 1950s Detroit.

Morning Shift

Chicago Musicians Remember Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin

Morning Shift honors soul icon Aretha Franklin with a special two-hour tribute celebrating her life, music and legacy.

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