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Jenn White

Jenn White

Host, Reset with Jenn White

Jennifer White arrived in Chicago in 2016. She was previously local host of All Things Considered and community outreach manager at NPR member station Michigan Radio. Jenn has served as Executive Producer and host of the television program, "Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference," on the Big Ten Network. She was also the host of the nationally distributed public radio documentary "Finding Our Bootstraps: Americans Deal With Recession," and has served as Executive Producer and host of the public television programs "Out of the Box" and "Edible Legacies." She has moderated several political forums, including gubernatorial and mayoral debates for both public radio and television.

A native of Detroit and graduate of the University of Michigan, she has worked in public media since 1999.

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Reset

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2020

Reset breaks down the biggest local and state news of the week on WBEZ’s Friday News Roundup.

Reset

With His New Book, Rev. Jesse Jackson Is ‘Keeping Hope Alive’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speeches have inspired audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Now, they’re collected in a new book.

Reset

Aurora Police Chief On One-Year Anniversary Of Workplace Shooting

Reset checks in with the police chief on how the community is healing from this tragedy one year later, and the role law enforcement plays.

Reset

How CTA, Pace Are Looking To Boost Ridership

CTA and Pace have tried to reverse falling bus ridership for years. Reset Transportation Contributor and Chicago Tribune Reporter, Mary Wisniewski, joins the show to share her latest ideas.

Reset

Poet Saeed Jones On Growing Up Young, Black And Gay

Poet Saeed Jones joins Reset to talk about his new memoir “How We Fight For Our Lives.”

Morning Shift

CPS Teacher On Returning To The Classroom After More Than A Decade

CPS middle school teacher Gregory Michie returned to the classroom in Back of the Yards after a decade off and found a whole new world.

Morning Shift

How To Spend 'Great Outdoors Month' Across Chicagoland And Illinois

An expert and WBEZ listeners suggest some great places to enjoy the outdoors across Illinois this summer.

Morning Shift

Gov. Pritzker’s Agenda Sails Through Legislature

Gov. JB Pritzker notched big wins, including legal recreational pot, a Chicago casino and Illinois’s first infrastructure plan in 10 years.

Morning Shift

Alex Kotlowitz's New Book Traces Gun Violence In Chicago

Author Alex Kotlowitz talked with gun violence victims, perpetrators, and residents of economically depressed neighborhoods.

Morning Shift

‘Pipeline’ At Victory Gardens Theater Confronts The School-To-Prison Pipeline

The play Pipeline tells the story of a woman fighting to keep her son from being sucked into the school to prison pipeline.

All Things Considered

Chicago Police And The Black Community: The Murder Trial Of Laquan McDonald

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jenn White, the host of "16 Shots," a podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune, about the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and the city's long history of division between law enforcement and African-Americans.

Reset with Jenn White

WBEZ's Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: Aug. 3, 2018

The Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

Morning Shift

WBEZ's Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: Aug. 3, 2018

The Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

Morning Shift

After 30 Years, Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Steps Out Of Shadows

"I was more than a little trepidatious going into this," says Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune restaurant critic. "It's a bell you can't unring."

Morning Shift

Linda Gartz's 'Redlined' Examines White Flight in 1960s Chicago

A new memoir follows the story of a family living and working in West Garfield Park during the white flight of the 1960s.

Morning Shift

The Bioethics Of Abortion

Morning Shift talks to Katie Watson about why a shift in the way we talk about abortion is necessary and how we get there.

Morning Shift

In Chicago Budget, Money For Community Policing, Schools And 911 (And New Taxes)

'Morning Shift' talks to WBEZ city politics reporter Becky Vevea about Mayor Emanuel's budget plan and what it means for Chicagoans.

Morning Shift

Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Continues To Stress Need For Activism

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta joins "Morning Shift" while in town to speak at the Chicago Foundation for Women Luncheon.

Reset with Jenn White

A Very Caffeinated Conversation With The Creator Of CoffeeCon

We spoke with the creator of CoffeeCon, which takes place in the West Loop this weekend. Our consensus? This guy loves coffee.

Morning Shift

State Politics Roundup: Rauner, Amazon And The Springfield Exodus

We talk with WBEZ state politics reporters Tony Arnold and Dave McKinney about the political stories that are playing out behind the scenes.

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