Morning Shift: December 3, 2015

Morning Shift: December 3, 2015

We hear from a man who rarely gave interviews: a Chicago newspaper columnist who was known as the voice of the working stiff, and who made a sport out of taking on the powerful Chicago Machine. The columnist is Mike Royko and three years before his death, Royko came to our studios for an extended interview. He talked about everything from his craft to ethnic neighborhoods to the Daley dynasty. We revisit that conversation as part of WBEZ’s 25th anniversary of independent broadcasting. Plus we celebrate three decades of teaching kids to sing and dance with the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms. And we learn about the concept of slow thinking, approaching situations in a more deliberate and logical way. It’s being used to help young African American men in Chicago avoid gangs and violence.