Morning Shift: September 1, 2015

Morning Shift: September 1, 2015

Today on the show we take a look at how coverage of sports figures has changed over the years, in light of recent sexual assault allegations against two of Chicago’s biggest sports names: Patrick Kane and Derrick Rose. We also turn the way-back machine to 1995 and 2001…that’s when parents in two Chicago neighborhoods went on hunger strikes to get new schools for their kids — it’s a scene being repeated now in an effort to save Walter H. Dyett high school in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. We check in with Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garicia who played a role in the ‘95 and ‘01 strikes, and get his take on the current one. And speaking of Dyett…its story, not the city’s spending priorities…took center stage at the first city budget hearing last night. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian recaps the meeting. And the world renowned Chicago chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird is in with a preview of the group’s residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which begins today and runs through June.