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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

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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 20, 2018

A fatal shooting by Chicago police, legislation aimed at curbing gun violence in Illinois, and Chance the Rapper buys the website Chicagoist: those are just a few of the big stories Morning Shift covers in its weekly Friday New Roundup.

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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 20, 2018

A fatal shooting by Chicago police, legislation aimed at curbing gun violence in Illinois, and Chance the Rapper buys website Chicagoist: those are just a few of the big stories 'Morning Shift' covers in its weekly Friday New Roundup.

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WBEZ Listeners Dish On Proposed Changes To Lake Shore Drive

Transportation officials are developing plans to renovate Lake Shore Drive between Grand and Hollywood avenues.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones On Ida B. Wells

The award-winning investigative journalist talks about the news that an Ida B. Wells monument is coming to Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

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Rauner Signs Two Bills To Curb Gun Violence

One of the laws authorizes family members or law enforcement to seek an order of protection from those who pose “an immediate and present danger” to themselves or to others.

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Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Harith Augustus Shooting

Harith Augustus, 37, was fatally shot Saturday after a brief encounter with officers on foot patrol.

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CPD Officer Fatally Shoots Man In South Shore

Harith Augustus, 37, was shot and killed by Chicago Police Saturday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.

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Manhood And Masculinity In The #MeToo Era

What does it mean to be a man in a post #MeToo world? The podcast Death, Sex, & Money recently asked 1600 men to weigh in on that question in a national survey with the data news site FiveThirtyEight.In a recent episode called “Manhood, Now,” host Anna Sale spoke with men about fatherhood, body image, shifting gender norms and more. Sale will lead a live national call-in show Wednesday night on the state of manhood and masculinity that will air on WBEZ at 8 p.m. In advance of that program, Sale will join the Morning Shift to warm up for the event with a call-in of our own.  

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Breaking Down President Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

President Donald Trump named Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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What To Eat At Taste Of Chicago 2018

The 38th annual Taste of Chicago festival kicks off Wednesday with 73 food vendors, including James Beard Award winner Sun Wah BBQ. Ashok Selvam of the Chicago Eater joins The Morning Shift to talk about what’s new at the outdoor food festival, which ends July 15 at Grant Park.

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Like Chicago, Los Angeles Struggles To Reduce Traffic Deaths

Both Los Angeles and Chicago are struggling to meet their goals on reducing traffic deaths.

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News Roundup: What Trump's Trade War Means For Illinois Farmers

Illinois soybean farmers are starting to feel the effects of President Trump’s trade war. That story and more from the week in local news.

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What Does Patriotism Mean To You?

Morning Shift is asking: What is one thing you've done recently that you consider patriotic?

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Janus v. AFSCME Labor Law Case: Key Takeaways

The Supreme Court is expected this week to rule on a case that will determine the future of public sector unions.

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What Chicago Can Learn From NYC On Pedestrian Safety

So, what is New York City getting right when it comes to keeping people safe on the streets?

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 22, 2018

In this news roundup, Morning Shift reviews the latest on family separations, and peels back the media's coverage of the issue.

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 22, 2018

In this news roundup, Morning Shift reviews the latest on family separations, and peels back the media's coverage of the issue.

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Austin Texas, Like Chicago, Struggles With Pedestrian Safety

Morning Shift compares notes with Austin to see how the Texas city is approaching traffic safety.

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Emanuel Talks Walgreens Jobs, Calls Trump Policy ‘Abhorrent’

The mayor addressed the move to the old post office and the Trump administration’s "abhorrent" immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 15, 2018

Morning Shift digs into tech visionary Elon Musk's plan for an underground express train from the Loop to O'Hare and other big news stories of the week.

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