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The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.

The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.
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The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia is a live talk show that airs weekdays from 8:50 to 10 a.m. on WBEZ 91.5FM in Chicago. It offers a dynamic mix of news, culture and music and rely heavily on engagement with you, our listeners, on-air and via social media.




Closing The Gap Series Looks At Non-Equal Access To Contraceptive Care

Our Closing The Gap series digs into the disparities in contraceptive health and education. We talk to two professionals who are working to close the gap.


Reset’s Friday News Roundup For Dec. 6, 2019

WBEZ’s Patrick Smith, WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky, and Crain’s A.D. Quig take a deep dive into the biggest stories in and around Chicago this week.


SNAP Changes Plus This Week’s See Hear Eat

The Trump administration is changing certain eligibility rules for receiving food assistance, and it could affect many in Illinois. Plus the newest member of the WBEZ/Vocalo family gives us great tips on some things to see, hear, and eat this weekend around Chicago.


Fred Hampton's Legacy in Chicago 50 Years After His Killing

Today marks 50 years since police killed the young Black Panthers leader during a pre-dawn raid. Reset looks at how Hampton's legacy lives on in Chicago. Also: Chicago's winter parking ban went into effect this week. We look at what you need to know to avoid getting your car towed.


HIV Infection Rates Down In Cities, But On The Rise In Rural Areas

Rates of HIV diagnoses are falling in cities across the country like New York, Philadelphia and right here in Chicago. That’s the good news. The bad news: cases of the virus are cropping up more and more in rural areas like West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia. Reset sits down with Steven Thrasher, assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, for more on this issue. We also check in with Jill Hopkins, the host of the Morning Amp on WBEZ’s sister...


Lightfoot Fires Chicago’s Top Cop, Former Madigan Campaign Worker Reaches $275K Settlement

This morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s top cop Eddie Johnson. The mayor said the CPD superintendent "repeatedly lied to her." The move was particularly stunning in its timing. It comes just weeks ahead of his scheduled retirement. Reset also sits down with political consultant Alaina Hampton. On Friday, Hampton reached a $275,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's political committees. The settlement comes nearly two years...


A Post Turkey-Day Break

The Reset podcast is taking the day off, but we'll be back on Sunday when Jenn talks to KP of the Portland band Black Belt Eagle Scout


The Real First Thanksgiving, And Holiday Sides

There’s a lot we know about the origins of Thanksgiving. The problem is, we’re not taught the real history in school. For that, we turn to David Silverman, professor of history at George Washington University. He’s the author of the book This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving. Plus WBEZ’s Monica Eng goes through the array of side dishes that folks have on their Thanksgiving table. And it’s a lot more interesting than mashed...


Lightfoot’s Budget Passes, Local Rep Fights For Maternal Health

We’ll hear how the vote went down as Chicago’s City Council passes Mayor Lightfoot’s first budget. And Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) talks about her fight to improve health care for women during pregnancy and the first year after they give birth.


Kim Foxx Running For Reelection, Has Challengers And Challenges

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has announced she’s running for reelection. She’s raising plenty of money and has the endorsement of a number of high-profile politicians. But can she get past the missteps associated with the Jussie Smollett case? We hear from Foxx, and WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith


Black Belt Eagle Scout Wants To Inspire Indigenous People

KP of Black Belt Eagle Scout talks about moving off her small reservation to go to college, finding her place in the world and in Portland's music scene, and starting a band of her own to tell her story as a brown, queer, indigenous person. Her latest album "At The Party With My Brown Friends" is filled with dreamy sounds and personal stories. It's garnered rave reviews and made her one of the most talked about indie-rock musicians in 2019.


Are “Quiet Rooms” In Schools More Like Solitary Confinement?

A new investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois found some disturbing information about the use of so-called Quiet Rooms for students in schools across Illinois. The practice is banned in 19 states, and while many teachers and school officials call it a useful tool to keep students and staff safe from violent behavior, often it’s the only tool at their disposal and can be misused.


Friday News Roundup For Nov. 22, 2019

WBEZ’s Tony Arnold, A.D. Quig of Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Chicago Tribune’s John Byrne talk about the city budget, indictments in Springfield, and much more in our Friday News Roundup.


Lenny Bruce Comes Alive On Chicago Stage

Controversial comic Lenny Bruce talked about taboo subjects from the stage in the 1960’s. From religion to sex to race relations, Bruce attacked what he saw as hypocrisy, and forced his audiences to confront uncomfortable truths. Reset sits down with actor and writer Ronnie Marmo about his one-man play "I’m Not A Comedian...I’m Lenny Bruce," which highlights what Bruce means to him and where he thinks Bruce fits into today’s conversations about free speech. "I'm Not A Comedian...I'm...


Link Found Between Adverse Childhood Experiences And Major Health

A new study from the CDC shows children exposed “Adverse Childhood Experiences”-neglect, abuse, an incarcerated or addicted parent-have a much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, depression, and other debilitating diseases when they get older. We find out more and what some are trying to do to prevent it.


Famed Cartoonist Lynda Barry Says Anyone Can Draw

Celebrated Cartoonist Lynda Barry is now a little more celebrated: she just became a MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner. Barry talks about how, no matter what they think, anyone can draw. She lays out the case in her new book “Making Comics”


Spotlight On State And National Politics

Senate President John Cullterton is retiring after 4 decades in the statehouse, and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is front-and-center in the impeachment hearings. We’ll find out what the Illinois senate will be like without Cullerton, and what kinds of questions Quigley is preparing for witnesses on capitol hill this week.


Asian Americans Seek Environmental Justice, Chicago Seeks Solutions To Low Recycling Rate

Some in the Asian American community are looking to get their neighbors involved in a movement that would bring environmental justice to Chinatown and Bridgeport. Plus WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell puts together a roundtable to help boost Chicago’s incredibly low recycling rate


Chicago Losing A Spanish-Language Newspaper, Veto Session Wraps In Springfield

After 16 years, TribPub is pulling the plug on its Spanish-language newspaper Hoy. We talk with current and future staffers about what it means for the Latinx and the greater Chicago community. And NPR Illinois statehouse reporter Brian Mackie gives us up-to-the-minute info on the final hours of the fall veto session in Springfield.


Is Cyber War The New Nuclear War?

New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger talks about cyber warfare, and what the U.S. is doing to thwart hackers and the countries that sponsor them that are working to cause mayhem in everything from our power grids to our elections.