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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.

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 16, 2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her book tour in Chicago. A black security guard was shot and killed by a white Midlothian police officer. And as one more person joins the Chicago mayor’s race, another drops out.Those are just a few of the stories we dive into with our top-notch panel on the Friday News Roundup. 

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Springfield Lawmakers Override Dozens Of Rauner Vetoes

The state Senate voted to override Gov. Rauner on immigration, tobacco legislation and more.

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An Examination Of New Affordable Housing Plan For Pilsen, Little Village

An alderman, a housing advocate and a policy expert discuss a plan to bring more affordable housing to Pilsen and Little Village.

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Breaking Down Chicago Voting Patterns

Chicago just had its highest midterm voter turnout since 1986.

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 9, 2018

Illinois has a new governor. Chicago most likely won't be home to Amazon HQ2, and voters are split on banning straws. So much news, so little time, but we break it all down on our Friday News Roundup.

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Democratic State Rep Guzzardi: IL Voters 'Handed Us The Keys To The Car'

'Morning Shift' sits down with State Representative Will Guzzardi of the 39th district, which includes Chicago neighborhoods like Logan Square, Avondale, and Portage Park.

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The Morning After: Morning Shift's Elections Special - Pt. II

'Morning Shift' steps out of the studio to host a special two-hour post-election show from Robert Morris University in the Loop. We break down the election results—the winners and losers, the upsets and what this means for residents in Illinois. In front of a live audience, 'Morning Shift' hears from party leaders, politicians, and even some of last night’s winners.

Morning Shift

The Morning After: Morning Shift's Elections Special - Pt. I

Morning Shift steps out of the studio to host a special two-hour post-election show from Robert Morris University in the Loop. We break down the election results—the winners and losers, the upsets and what this means for residents in Illinois. In front of a live audience, Morning Shift hears from party leaders, politicians, and even some of last night’s winners.

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What’s The Big Issue In Your Life Right Now?

It's election day, so politics is on everyone's minds. But what personal issues are actually keeping our listeners up at night?

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WBEZ's Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 2, 2018

A panel of journalists talk early voting, Target closures on the South Side and more equitable ticketing and recycling in Chicago.

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30 Attractions In Chicago Beyond The Typical 'Best Of' Lists

Two donut shops, a clothing boutique, an eco-recreation park and restaurants and museums galore.

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Native People To Have Major Input Into Revamped Field Museum Exhibit

The Field Museum's Native North American Hall will be renovated with input from the Native community.

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Chicago Sociologist Eve Ewing Talks ‘Ghosts In The Schoolyard’

In her new book 'Ghosts In The Schoolyard: Racism And School Closings On Chicago’s South Side', sociologist and writer Eve Ewing deconstructs what happened in local communities when Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided in 2013 to close 50 public schools.

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Toni Preckwinkle On Mayoral Run, #NoCopAcademy, Violence As A Public Health Crisis

The Cook County Board president also discusses the county's proposed budget, criminal justice reform and healthcare in Cook County.

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Chicago-Area Rabbis Reflect On Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Two Chicagoland rabbis discuss how the mass shooting in Pittsburgh is reverberating through the local Jewish community.

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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: October 26, 2018

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It’s time for Morning Shift’s Friday News Round-up. There was a ton of news this week, from Kanye’s support of mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, to the city’s response to a federal lawsuit involving the Obama Presidential Center. We’ll talk about those stories and much more, with our first all-WBEZ panel for the roundup. Morning Shift sits down with WBEZ state politics reporter Dave McKinney, WBEZ Race, Class and Communities reporter Natalie Moore and WBEZ Cook County politics reporter Kristen Schorsch.

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Charlene Carruthers Tackles Intersectionality, Social Justice Movements In New Book

Charlene Carruthers, outgoing national director of the Black Youth Project 100, talks about her new book.

Morning Shift Podcast

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: October 26, 2018

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It’s time for Morning Shift’s Friday News Round-up. There was a ton of news this week, from Kanye’s support of mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, to the city’s response to a federal lawsuit involving the Obama Presidential Center. We’ll talk about those stories and much more, with our first all-WBEZ panel for the roundup. Morning Shift sits down with WBEZ state politics reporter Dave McKinney, WBEZ Race, Class and Communities reporter Natalie Moore and WBEZ Cook County politics reporter Kristen Schorsch.

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What A Massive Illegal Dump Says About How Chicago Works

“Six stories of rubble. A million stories buried underneath." That's the tagline for 'The City', a new investigative podcast from USA Today that seeks to tell true stories of how power operates in urban America.Season 1 focuses on a massive illegal dump that sprouted up in North Lawndale in the 1990s and why it took so long for that dump to be dismantled. It’s a story of politics, economic disinvestment and environmental racism in one Chicago neighborhood that sheds light on who gets what and who doesn’t in the Windy City. Morning Shift checks in with the creator and main voice of The City to talk about the project. GUEST: Robin Amer, host and executive producer of The City, an investigative podcast from USA Today LEARN MORE: The City Podcast: True Stories Of Power In Urban America (USA Today) Review: ‘The City’ Podcast Tells Sordid Tale Or Illegal Dumping On Chicago’s West Side (Chicago Tribune 9/22/18)How USA Today Uses AR To Promote A Podcast Series (MarTech Today 9/24/18)

Morning Shift Podcast

Morning Shift’s Guide to Voting In Illinois

Everything you need to know about how to vote, where to go, and all the other questions you probably wanted to ask.

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