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WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.

WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.


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WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.




WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 5, 2020

Prosecutors bring charges against four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul asks Congress for broader authority to investigate “unconstitutional policing.” Plus, Chicago eases COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential businesses. Reset breaks down the biggest news of the week in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.


'The Talk': Conversations Parents Have To Have With Their Black Kids

Reset talks with author Imani Perry about her book, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and the conversation parents are having with their children about what it means to be Black in America.


Could Chicago's Ed Board Follow Minneapolis And Cut Ties With Police?

The Minneapolis Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the city’s police department. Reset learns more about this decision and what it could mean for other school districts across the nation.


Advice On Talking To Kids About Racism, Protests And George Floyd’s Death

Reset checks in with two experts on how to talk to kids about racism, protests and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Plus, they dig into the effects racism can have on the health and well-being of young people.


The Demand For Change Across The Country, And What Comes Next

From Minneapolis to New York, D.C. to Detroit, to right here in Chicago, the chants can be heard: “I can’t breathe,” “No justice, no peace” and “Black lives matter.” Across the country, people have taken to the streets to express their hurt and their outrage. Today on Reset, we take stock of what’s led the country to this moment, and start to talk about the steps needed to achieve racial equity once and for all.


WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 29, 2020

Illinois moves into the next phase of Governor JB Pritzker’s plan to reopen the economy. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city is on track to reopen June 3. Plus, state lawmakers pass a new $40 billion dollar budget. Reset breaks down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.


Sen. Dick Durbin On Congress’ Latest Responses To The Pandemic

IL Sen. Dick Durbin gives his perspective on where the federal government is standing up, and where it’s falling down when it comes to the physical and economic health of Americans during the covid-19 crisis


The Latest On Cook County’s Fight Against The Coronavirus

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday blocked a resolution to share the addresses of COVID-19 patients with first responders. Preckwinkle joins Reset to discuss her first legislative veto and COVID-19 recovery efforts in Cook County.


When Different Places Disagree On How To Contain The Virus, It Makes It Harder To Control It Overall

Public health officials say COVID-19 is spreading differently across different parts of the country, which makes the crisis that much harder to contain. Science writer Ed Yong talks about his new article article for The Atlantic, "America's Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further".


The Feminist Movement Has Left Many Women Behind

Chicago author Mikki Kendall talks about her new book and offers a critique of how modern feminism continues to fail marginalized women, and offers ideas on how that can be changed.


Things To Read, Watch And Do With Author Luvvie Ajayi

Author, blogger, podcast host...that just scratches the surface for Luvvie Ajayi. So who better to turn to for ideas when it comes to what to read, watch, and do while the stay-at-home order is still in effect?


Mayor Lightfoot’s First Year Filled With Challenges

From a billion-dollar budget shortfall to a global pandemic, we look at the challenges and triumphs of Lori Lightfoot’s first year as mayor of Chicago.


Businesses Push Back On Closures...During 1918 Pandemic

A medical historian helps us compare and contrast the COVID-19 pandemic to the flu of 1918. There's a lot we've learned, but we're repeating many of the same mistakes.


Covid-19 In Cook County Jail And Stay-At-Home Photos

The Cook County Jail has been called a ‘petri dish’, with hundreds of inmates and staff hit by the novel coronavirus. We find out how bad things really are, and what’s being done to mitigate the problem. Plus a Chicago photographer documents her neighbors-from a distance-during the stay-at-home order.


WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 15, 2020

We bring you all the big state and local news this week as the covid-19 crisis continues. WBEZ state politics reporter Dave McKinney and Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington break it all down, from City Hall to the statehouse and everywhere in between.


Actor Carrie Coon Recommends Things To Read, Watch, And Do

You’ve seen actor Carrie Coon on the big screen in Gone Girl and Avengers: Infinity War. You’ve seen her on the small screen in shows like Fargo on FX. Here in Chicago, she’s a Steppenwolf regular. Today, Carrie offers advice for Reset listeners looking for things to read, watch and do while we stay at home during the covid-19 crisis


Re-Opening Retail: Can You Save Jobs And Lives At The Same Time?

Cell phone tracking could play a major part in re-opening the economy. How many people are in the same place at the same time, how long they stay, where they come from and where they’re going are keys to determining which businesses can safely open. Katherine Baiker, Dean of the Harris School for Public Policy at the University of Chicago, explains how it might work.


Covid-19 Symptoms Or Seasonal Allergies?

Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. But the symptoms of those allergies are coming during the coronavirus pandemic, and some of those symptoms may be similar. Allergist Dr. Baiju Malde explains the differences, what we should be looking for, and how to best keep yourself safe from the allergens and the virus that’s floating around right now.


John Moe’s Hilarious World Of Depression

In his podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression, writer and humorist John Moe talks to very funny and creative people about their battle with this incredibly common, debilitating, yet still-stigmatizing disease. We talk about the podcast and the memoir he's just crafted from lessons he's learned through these conversations, and his own battles with depression.


WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 8, 2020

We bring you all the big state and local news this week as the covid-19 crisis continues. David Greising of the Better Government Association and Heather Cherone of WTTW break it all down, from City Hall to the statehouse in Springfield and everywhere in between.