Morning Shift: September 21, 2015

Morning Shift: September 21, 2015

After 34 days on liquids, activists on a hunger strike to re-open a South Side high school believe they’re on solid enough ground to call off the strike-but they say their fight will continue. We talk with one of the leaders of the strike about what’s next. Then, two principals of schools on the city’s near north side are trying to pool resources by merging. If they succeed, they’ll also be creating the most economically diverse school in the system. Brushed your teeth this morning, but still have that sour taste in your mouth? It must be the Bears. Cheryl Raye Stout joins us to try to explain the pain. And Pulitzer prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar stops by. His play “Disgraced” started here in Chicago, went around the world, and it’s now back for a run at the Goodman. And jazz cellist Tomeka Reid has been in-demand as a collaborator for years. Now she has an album of her own material. We hear from her trio.