Morning Shift: October 12, 2015

Morning Shift: October 12, 2015

There’s so much at stake as the Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals in game 3 of the NLDS Monday night. Sure, the series is tied at a game apiece. And, yes, Jake Arrieta, carries on his shoulders the hopes and dreams of Cub fans everywhere. But we talk about pizza. And Italian beef. And honor. The Morning Shift has waged a friendly bet between WBEZ and St. Louis public radio. Also, debt collection lawsuits are far more common in black communities than in white ones. We’ll hear about a ProPublica investigation that focused on Chicago and St. Louis neighborhoods. Then, if items that you buy all the time at the grocery store seem to be getting smaller, you’re not going crazy. We hear about shrinkage in product packaging. And one music writer makes her case for inducting Cheap Trick into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.