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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.

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Episodes

Lenny Bruce Comes Alive On Chicago Stage

11/21/2019
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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 Lenny...

Duration:00:18:31

Link Found Between Adverse Childhood Experiences And Major Health

11/20/2019
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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.

Duration:00:16:42

Famed Cartoonist Lynda Barry Says Anyone Can Draw

11/19/2019
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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”

Duration:00:14:42

Spotlight On State And National Politics

11/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:15

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

11/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:23:29

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

11/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:52

Is Cyber War The New Nuclear War?

11/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:49

City Budget Hearings, Stemming Gang Violence in Chicago And El Salvador

11/12/2019
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Alderman wrap up 2 weeks of budget hearings. What did they learn about it, and will they vote for it? Plus, one woman says giving gang members knowledge and options, and treating them like human beings, can help stem the tide of violence in Chicago and El Salvador

Duration:00:21:46

Gun Violence Memorial Turns Numbers Into The Painfully Personal

11/11/2019
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Mothers who’ve lost sons talk about personal items donated to the Gun Violence Memorial Project, and Transportation contributor Mary Wisniewski on making the streets safer for pedestrians and bikers

Duration:00:27:35

No, Your Cat Won't Eat Your Eyeballs

11/10/2019
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Author Caitlin Doughty destigmatizes death for kids and adults alike by answering 35 questions about death, dead bodies, and decomposition in her new book “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs”.

Duration:00:17:43

Reset’s Friday News Roundup For Nov. 8, 2019

11/8/2019
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Our weekly roundtable featuring some of the best journalists in Chicago breaking down the biggest stories of the last 7 days.

Duration:00:28:03

Chicago’s Top Cop Announces Retirement

11/7/2019
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Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced he’ll be stepping down at the end of the year. How did he do in the job? And what does it mean for Chicago's policing future? Reset brings you analysis and reaction from a variety of sources.

Duration:00:20:22

Women’s History Comes To Life In New Graphic Book

11/6/2019
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How CPS is making up the strike-related lost school days. Plus Chicago historian Mikki Kendall tells amazing stories from women’s history via the new graphic novel “Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight For Their Rights”

Duration:00:24:03

Pulling Out Of Paris, And Overburdened Nurses

11/5/2019
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Action on climate change being taken on local level as Trump gives 2020 date to pull U.S. out of Paris Accord. And Hospital understaffing and lack of safety guidelines forcing nurses to quit and putting patients at risk.

Duration:00:27:01

George R.R. Martin, And The Pressures Of College Debt On Middle Class Families

11/4/2019
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Indebted, the new book by NYU professor Caitlin Zaloom looks at the crushing pressures the college loan system puts on middle class families. And WBEZ’s Nerdette nerds out with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Duration:00:25:08

Ibram X. Kendi Explains How To Be An Antiracist

11/3/2019
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Author, Historian, and the director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center Ibram X. Kendi talks about his personal story and how it ties into his new book “How To Be An Antiracist”.

Duration:00:20:56

Reset’s Friday News Roundup For Nov. 11, 2019

11/1/2019
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Our panel of journalists take a deep dive into the biggest news stories of the week, including winners and losers in the teacher’s strike, and more elected officials busted by the feds.

Duration:00:26:53

Where Have Chicago’s Manufacturing Jobs Gone? And This Week’s What’s That Building

10/31/2019
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Manufacturing on Chicago’s South and West Sides kept whole communities squarely in the middle class. But when those jobs left in the 1960’s and 70’s, there was no plan to re-invigorate the neighborhoods or retrain the people. Those areas of the city are still feeling the effects of the economic shift. We take a deep dive with 4 WBEZ reporters who’ve been telling the story of Chicago’s manufacturing losses. Plus Dennis Rodkin brings us the history of the ornate Murphy Auditorium just off the...

Duration:00:24:53

Hospitals Closing Up Baby Delivery Services, Chicago Teachers Strike Day 10

10/30/2019
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We find out why more than one Chicago area hospital is closing or cutting back on their OB/GYN services from Tribune reporter Lisa Schencker. And WBEZ’s Sarah Karp brings you the latest on the Chicago teachers strike, now in its 10th day.

Duration:00:16:17

IL Rep. Arroyo Arrested For Bribery, Unions Emboldened After Years Of Decline

10/29/2019
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IL State Rep. Luis Arroyo is accused of trying to bribe a state senator with monthly payments in exchange for support on legislation that would benefit a client Arroyo also lobbies for. And with major auto workers, nurses, and teachers strikes happening across the country, we take the temperature of the American labor movement, and why unions seem to be having a moment in the spotlight.

Duration:00:20:43