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Lakeidra Chavis

Lakeidra Chavis

Morning News Producer

Lakeidra Chavis is WBEZ’s Afternoon News Producer. Before moving to the big city, she worked as a reporter for KTOO Public Media in Juneau, Alaska. She also did a stint as a bush reporter at KYUK Public Media, covering Alaska Native communities in the state’s southwestern region. Her work ranges from investigations into how the opioid crisis has impacted Black communities in Chicago, to financial mismanagement at regional corporations in Alaska.

Lakeidra has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

 

Recent Stories

WBEZ News

Chicago’s Black Communities Hit Hardest In Opioid Overdoses

In Chicago, blacks are dying from opioids at a rate three times the national average.

WBEZ News

SCOTUS Union Decision: What 4 Things You Need To Know

The high court’s huge setback to organized labor can have a profound effect in Illinois and across the nation.

WBEZ News

‘Ebony’ Magazine’s Psychedelic Test Kitchen Sold For $1

One of the last remaining features of the historic Johnson Publishing building has been saved from demolition by a preservation group.

Morning Shift Podcast

Disappearing Pastimes: Orbit Skate Center Roller Rink

Tony Sarabia talks to Sandra Levin, owner of the popular rink for 25 years, and we hear from listeners about their memories on eight wheels.

Morning Shift Podcast

Disappearing Pastimes: Orbit Skate Center Roller Rink

Tony Sarabia talks to Sandra Levin, owner of the popular rink for 25 years, and we hear from listeners about their memories on eight wheels.

Morning Shift

Disappearing Pastimes: Orbit Skate Center Roller Rink

Tony Sarabia talks to Sandra Levin, owner of the popular rink for 25 years, and we hear from listeners about their memories on eight wheels.

WBEZ News

Illinois’ Prison Population Is Dropping Dramatically. Here’s Why

A noted professor who tracks prison population data says he predicts the number of people incarcerated in Illinois will keep falling.

WBEZ Updates

Chicago Organization Ends Refugee Resettlement Program After New Regulations

At least one Chicago organization is ending its refugee resettlement program following new regulations from the U.S. state department.

Morning Shift Podcast

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

Morning Shift

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

WBEZ Updates

Grandmother And Granddaughter Share Graduation Day At Chicago State University

Thursday, 62-year-old Belinda Berry and her 25-year-old granddaughter graduated from Chicago State University.

WBEZ Updates

Report Says CPD Gang Database Targets Mostly Black, Latino Men

A new report says the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database targets mostly black and Latino men.

WBEZ News

After Hurricane Maria, One Puerto Rican Is Starting Over For The Second Time

Yaira Rios is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have relocated to Chicago since Hurricane Maria. Now, caught between helping her family back on the island and pursuing her medical degree, Yaira’s future is uncertain. As part of our series on Puerto Ricans starting over in Chicago, WBEZ’s Lakeidra Chavis has this story.

WBEZ News

Puerto Ricans Find New Home In Humboldt Park After Hurricane Maria

Displaced Puerto Ricans say Chicago has been welcoming, but adjusting to a new culture, cold weather, and new schools is a challenge.

Morning Shift

Former Speechwriter Remembers Obama’s ‘Hopey, Changey’ Years

At 26, David Litt became Obama’s senior speechwriter in 2013 and wrote some of the president’s more memorable, funny speeches.

Morning Shift

Springfield Update: Legislators Meet On Last (Scheduled) Day Of Veto Session

It’s been a busy week in Springfield as lawmakers wrap of their final scheduled work day of the year — and there’s a lot on the agenda.

Morning Shift Podcast

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

Morning Shift Podcast

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

Morning Shift

Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP

'Morning Shift' hears from a panel of Republicans a year after winning the presidency and taking control of both the House and Senate.

WBEZ News

The Fading Extravagance Of The Johnson Publishing Building

The iconic building, formerly home to ‘Jet’ and ‘Ebony,’ could receive landmark status, but its once grandiose interior is vanishing.

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