Morning Shift: September 17, 2015

Morning Shift: September 17, 2015

We hear the story of a long-lost opera written by a Chicago man considered the city’s first Hispanic composer from his great grandson who is bringing the opera to life. Friday it’s being performed for one night only at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theater. WBEZ’s Monica Eng has details on a plan to reduce food waste in the U-S. An estimated 40 percent of the food supply goes uneaten each year. She also tells us about a proposal that could lead to legalized food carts in Chicago. Plus, the latest on how a group of moms is trying to keep Englewood streets free from gun violence. We get a reaction to the announcement from Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority recommending that an officer be fired for shooting to death a young woman while he was off-duty. And we check in with Dyett High School hunger strikers one month into their strike.