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Jason Marck

Jason Marck

Morning Shift Producer

Jason produces segments and pieces together all the elements to execute The Morning Shift program. He is also the regular fill-in host when Tony Sarabia’s away.

Jason spent five years on the air and helping to run his college station KJHK at the University of Kansas. After that he spent seven years as a DJ and production director at KLZR, one of the earliest and most influential commercial Alternative stations in the country. From there it was on to Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles, producing and directing The Tony Bruno Show which aired on over 150 stations coast-to-coast.

In 2004, he was finally back home in Chicago and working for WBEZ. Jason has earned multiple awards for writing and production from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, several awards for work here at WBEZ from the Chicago Headline Club, and a James Beard Foundation award.

He has a wife and two young sons, is an avid photographer, drummer, lover of the Chicago Cubs, and a (tie)dyed-in-the-wool Deadhead.

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Photos: MacArthur ‘Genius’ Dawoud Bey Calls The Award An ‘Affirmation’

Known for his portrait work, Dawoud Bey called his recently-awarded "genius" grant an "affirmation and validation" of 42 years of work.

Morning Shift

Cubs Beat Dodgers In Must-Win Game 4, Fight To Stay In NLCS

WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins breaks down Game 4 highlights and what it would take for the Chicago Cubs to go all the way.

Morning Shift

Leaf Collection In Chicago Has Become A Real Pile Of...

'Curious City’s' Monica Eng has uncovered some of the anomalies at Streets and Sanitation, and raked together the info you need to get your leaves collected in an environmentally friendly way.

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A Sound-Obsessed Podcast Studies ‘Singing Sand’ And Ants’ Steps

It’s what we in radio use to communicate with you. It’s what we use to put images in your head. It’s made by nature, by machine, and by man. It can be relaxing and pleasurable, or harsh and annoying. It’s sound.  It’s all around us, yet few of us stop and listen. Chris Hoff and Dan Harnett are on a mission to bring listeners the most unique and interesting sounds on the planet. They’re the co-creators of The World According to Sound, a show that runs regularly on All Things Considered, where each episode is 90 seconds long.

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With No World Cup In 2018, U.S. Men’s Soccer Hits Low Point

After qualifying for 7 straight World Cups, the American men will not take part in next summer’s World Cup in Russia. What happened? Is this a symptom of a larger problem about how organized soccer is run in the United States? And where do we go from here? Freelance sports writer Dan Shalin joins Morning Shift with thoughts and answers. We also take calls from listeners.

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Cubs Superfans Weigh In Before NLDS Game 5

It’s now a do-or-die for the Chicago Cubs. The reigning World Series champs lost Game 4 of the National League Division Series to the Washington Nationals.

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Eddy Clearwater Helping To Bring Blues Back To The South Side

Clearwater joins 'Morning Shift' to talk about his musical journey ahead of a special gig at the Logan Center for the Arts called Bringing the Blues Back to the South Side.

Morning Shift

Soda Tax Dead, But Who Takes The Fall And Who Fills The Holes?

WBEZ reporter Michael Puente lays out the fiscal and political ramifications of the rollback of the sweetened-beverage tax.

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New Anthology Shows America’s Great Divides

The new anthology 'Tales of Two Americas' features essays by 36 major contemporary writers talking about the nation's socioeconomic chasm.

Morning Shift

What’s Worth Preserving In Chicago?

What in our lives is worth preserving? Tanner Woodford of the Chicago Design Museum is gathering responses to that question for a new book.

Morning Shift Podcast

New Cubs Book Tells Tale Of A Curse Reversed

Author Rich Cohen digs for the reasons why things were so tough for so long and why it took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to win a World Series.

Morning Shift

New Cubs Book Tells Tale Of A Curse Reversed

Author Rich Cohen digs for the reasons why things were so tough for so long and why it took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to win a World Series.

Morning Shift Podcast

Rick Hahn Making Moves To Rebuild The White Sox

WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout talks with White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn about how he’s getting the team back on track.

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Ahead Of Looming DACA Deadline, Chicago Orgs Offer Free Help

WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef breaks down what Chicago organizations are doing ahead of the Thursday DACA deadline.

Morning Shift

Rick Hahn Making Moves To Rebuild The White Sox

WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout talks with White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn about how he’s getting the team back on track.

Morning Shift Podcast

How To Talk To Kids About Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Dr. Colleen Ciccetti of Lurie Children’s Hospital explains how we should talk to kids about traumatizing incidents in the news.

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How To Talk To Kids About Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Dr. Colleen Ciccetti of Lurie Children’s Hospital explains how we should talk to kids about traumatizing incidents in the news.

Morning Shift Podcast

Fantastic Negrito, NPR Tiny Desk Concert Champ, Reshapes Black Roots Music

Fantastic Negrito joined 'Morning Shift' for a conversation last week when he was in town supporting country musician Sturgill Simpson.

Morning Shift

Fantastic Negrito, NPR Tiny Desk Concert Champ, Reshapes Black Roots Music

Fantastic Negrito has toured the world in support of his release “The Last Days of Oakland,” where he re-shapes what he calls “Black Roots Music” and mixes it with politically charged lyrics. He joined 'Morning Shift' for a conversation last week when he was in town supporting country musician Sturgill Simpson.

Morning Shift Podcast

Sports, Politics And Social Justice Collide After Trump Rips NFL, NBA Protests

'Morning Shift' talks to sports legal analyst Exavier Pope and WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout about a weekend where sports, politics and social justice issues collided.

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