Morning Shift: August 31, 2015

Morning Shift: August 31, 2015

There’s a shuttered high school in Washington Park that community activists have been pushing to re-open as a neighborhood high school and they’ve been on a hunger strike for two weeks now over the issue. We explore the issues surrounding the future of Walter H. Dyett High School and what it says about the future of the traditional neighborhood high school model in Chicago. A government agency that helps businesses cover the costs of exporting goods and services has not been in operation since the beginning of July and there’s no telling when the Export Import bank will be up and running again. We find out how that lapse is affecting small businesses in Illinois. WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout stops by to talk Bears, the future of the Fighting Illini, and, of course, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. We also talk about anthropomorphism — that’s when we attribute human characteristics to animals and objects. Advertisers rely on the concept quite often but until recently it was never really explored from a business perspective.