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Meha Ahmad

Meha Ahmad

Producer, The Morning Shift

Meha Ahmad is a producer for WBEZ’s The Morning Shift. Before making the switch to radio and coming to WBEZ, Meha worked for the international news outlet Al Jazeera in Washington, D.C. as a news and field producer. There she covered everything from arts and entertainment to U.S. foreign policy to race relations in America. After five years of covering Washington politics, Meha joined the Morning Shift team to help foster conversations that affect her hometown.

Meha holds a B.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. A native of the southwest suburbs, she now calls Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood home and is on the hunt for the city’s best tacos. 

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Morning Shift Podcast

What Is Your Relationship With Your Doctor Worth To You?

A University of Chicago clinic is attempting to bring a more personal relationship between doctors and patients.

Morning Shift

What Is Your Relationship With Your Doctor Worth To You?

A University of Chicago clinic is attempting to bring a more personal relationship between doctors and patients.

Morning Shift

Morning Shift’s Family Survival Guide For Memorial Day Weekend

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, many Americans will be settling in for a few days off work and an extended visit with family members. But with the news cycle filled to the brim with political scandals, investigations, and controversies, what topics are safe to talk about at the BBQ? Morning Shift talks to Bill Doherty, professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota, about navigating a political minefield of a weekend with your relatives.

Morning Shift Podcast

‘You Just Lie On Reflex’: Halfway House Co-Founder On The Importance Of Honesty In Recovery

Now, 17 years sober, Drew Migdal is the co-founder of a local halfway house and says dishonesty is what makes recovery so difficult.

Morning Shift

‘You Just Lie On Reflex’: Halfway House Co-Founder On Honesty In Recovery

Drew Migdal, co-founder of a local halfway house, says dishonesty is what makes recovery so difficult.

Morning Shift Podcast

Voices Of Chicagoland's Opioid Crisis: Laura Fry And Alex Mathieson

Laura Fry’s son became addicted to heroin after a girlfriend began lacing his food with it. Fry and her son talk about his road to recovery.

Morning Shift

‘Not My Son’: A Mother Reflects On Her Son’s Opioid Addiction

Laura Fry’s son became addicted to heroin after a girlfriend began lacing his food with it. Fry and her son talk about his road to recovery.

Morning Shift

Equal Rights Amendment Picks Up Steam 36 Years After Deadline

The Illinois Senate passed the amendment last month and the House will vote on it as early as this week, but the vote is not a sure thing.

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Former Police Board President Lori Lightfoot Joins Chicago Mayoral Race

The former president of the Chicago Police Board says she plans to bring a “sense of urgency” to police accountability if elected mayor.

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.

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Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas Kicks Off His Mayoral Campaign

Vallas says he told his old boss, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, that he is running for mayor. But he says he didn’t ask for his support.

Morning Shift

Dudes Can Make Fashion Statements At Prom, Too

The do’s and don’ts of prom.

Morning Shift

WBEZ Listeners Celebrate This Warm Spring Weather

After an abysmal April with cold temperatures and even some snow, Chicagoans are revelling in the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having these past few days. Morning checks in with Jon Davis, chief meteorologist at Riskpulse, about why we’ve had such a wild weather swing over the last week. We also hear from WBEZ listeners about how they’re taking advantage of a string of 80-degree days.

Morning Shift

How To Reverse The Exodus From Illinois

For the fourth straight year, Illinois’ total population continued to decline. What is driving people out of the state?

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South Side Gets A Level 1 Trauma Center

Thirty years after shutting down its trauma center, the University of Chicago is officially opening the doors of a new adult trauma center.

Morning Shift

Apple Proposes New Emojis That Are More Inclusive For People With Disabilities

Apple pushes for approval on 13 new emojis with disabilities.

Morning Shift Podcast

Inclusive Movies Centered Around Deaf Characters On The Rise

'A Quiet Place' is the latest in a growing list of movies to feature main characters who are deaf or exhibit some form of hearing loss.

Morning Shift

Northwestern Hires New Position To Examine Media Coverage Of LGBT

Northwestern University has created the first ever journalism professorship to focus on LGBTQ subjects and scholarship.

Morning Shift

Inclusive Movies Centered Around Deaf Characters On The Rise

'A Quiet Place' is the latest in a growing list of movies to feature main characters who are deaf or exhibit some form of hearing loss.

Morning Shift

Neal Sales-Griffin Wants To Apply Tech Skills To Mayor’s Office

The tech entrepreneur from the South Side says he wants to tackle term limits, campaign finance reform, and rebuild trust in City Hall.

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