Morning Shift: November 18, 2015

Morning Shift: November 18, 2015

The murder of Tyshawn Lee on November 2 shocked the entire city. The nine year old boy, a fourth-grader, was gunned down, execution-style. Police say his murder was part of a series of gang-related retribution killings. That has a lot of Chicagoans wondering how to reduce gang violence, perhaps through a ceasefire of some kind. But could a gang truce even be brokered in 2015? An author joins us to look back at two gang truces from Chicago history. And, we ask two former gang officials whether there’s anything we can learn from a truce they helped broker back in 1993. Plus, the state of literacy is the topic of discussion Thursday at Chicago’s first ever Literacy Symposium. We talk with two of the organizers and get some advice on how to make better readers of adults and children. And we get a preview of this week’s Reclaimed Soul, the Thursday night soul music love fest on our sister station, Vocalo.