Morning Shift: October 26, 2015

Morning Shift: October 26, 2015

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If you had fruit with breakfast this morning, what did you have? An apple? Some grapes? Maybe an orange? You probably DIDN’T have a paw paw. In fact, you might not even know what a paw paw is. We learn about the past, present, and future of the paw paw, the largest edible fruit native to the United State from a man who wrote a book about the forgotten fruit. We find out what it tastes like, why it plays a key role in American history — and why it fell out of favor. We also talk with the two guys behind the play Unspeakable, a look at the life of comic icon Richard Pryor. And we have a conversation with the acting head of the Chicago Housing Authority.