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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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Chicago, IL

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Mail Delivery Disruptions Lead To Frustration For Many Chicagoans

2/25/2021
Thousands of pieces of delayed or undelivered mail. Inaccurate reporting of mail conditions. Mail sitting at post offices for days. These are some of the issues flagged in a recent report from the USPS Office of the Inspector General investigating complaints involving four post offices on the South and West Sides. Reset takes a closer look at ongoing mail issues in the Chicago area and what’s being done to address them. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us...

Duration:00:18:55

Chicago’s Top Doc Says City ‘Waiting For Additional Vaccines’ To Arrive

2/24/2021
As facts on the ground change around the COVID-19 virus, so do the rules in Chicago about where we can go and what we can do safely. Reset checks in with Dr. Allison Arwady for the latest on the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine, vaccine supply in Chicago, and what folks need to know before heading back to the lakefront and public parks. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to...

Duration:00:19:36

Relief For Small Businesses Key To COVID Economic Recovery

2/23/2021
In recent weeks, public health measures around the pandemic have improved, but the U.S. economy is still facing dire straits as Congress decides what steps to take next. Reset brings on a national economist to discuss where things stand, when we could see improvements and answer listener questions. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter at...

Duration:00:17:27

Will Office Workers Ever Go Back To The Office?

2/22/2021
COVID-19 has shown companies that flexible work practices are not only possible but should become an option as offices open up again, and many employees say they no longer want to work five days a week in the office. Reset looks at the factors business leaders are weighing as they decide whether to bring employees back to the office.

Duration:00:16:01

Dr. Mia Taormina Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

2/21/2021
Reset brings on an infectious disease expert for our weekly check-in to provide clarity and answers to your questions, comments and concerns about COVID-19.

Duration:00:28:32

New Film Shows Immigration Story Through Eyes Of Korean Americans

2/20/2021
Actor Steven Yeun talks about making “Minari”, and how it’s the first film he’s been involved with that shows the immigrant experience through the eyes of a recently-arrived Korean family to the U.S.

Duration:00:18:25

WBEZ’s Weekly News Roundup

2/19/2021
Governor JB Pritzker lays out his budget plan and promises no tax hikes. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is in hot water with the city’s inspector general. Plus, a political career spanning half a century is cut short by the fallout from a federal bribery scandal. Reset breaks down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup with host Sasha-Ann Simons. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us For more about the...

Duration:00:21:31

Madigan Sends Shockwaves Around State With Resignation Email

2/18/2021
Longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday announced he’s resigning from office at the end of February. The 78-year-old Democrat has been a fixture and a power player in Springfield for half a century, but questions about his ties to the ComEd bribery scandal laid him low in recent years. Reset looks back on Madigan’s reign in Springfield and gets reaction from state lawmakers. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps...

Duration:00:20:26

Gov. Pritzker Acknowledges Pain, Sacrifice In Annual Address

2/17/2021
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delivered his State of the State address Wednesday on his plans for next year’s Illinois state budget. Reset digs into the main takeaways with WBEZ’s Tony Arnold and checks in with a lawmaker for her reaction. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter at @WBEZreset

Duration:00:15:47

BONUS POD: Gov. Pritzker’s Full State of the State Address

2/17/2021
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delivered his annual State of the State address today. We've got expert analysis from WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold in our companion podcast. This is the governor's complete address

Duration:00:36:48

What We Know About COVID-19 Vaccines In Chicago

2/16/2021
Getting information on COVID-19 updates can be difficult and confusing. Where do we even start? Reset checks in with an infectious disease specialist to catch up on the latest coronavirus and vaccine updates in the Chicago area.

Duration:00:12:30

How One Chicago Librarian Became The Steward Of Black Literature, History

2/16/2021
If Carter G. Woodson is the “Father of Black History,” then Vivian Harsh is its mother. Far from the quiet bluestocking that comes to mind when you think of a librarian, Harsh was the first Black person to head a branch of the Chicago Public Library. Reset digs into the history of “the historian who never wrote.”

Duration:00:11:17

FULL: Winter Storm Dumps More Than A Foot Of Snow In Chicago Area

2/16/2021
Monday night’s snowstorm created hazardous road conditions for commuters throughout the Chicago region. Reset brings on a local meteorologist, a traffic reporter and takes listener calls for the latest on the storm and its impact on the region.

Duration:00:24:03

Mother Nature Really Giving It To Chicago With Snow, Icy Temps

2/16/2021
Monday night’s snowstorm created hazardous road conditions for commuters throughout the Chicago region. Reset brings on a local meteorologist, a traffic reporter and hears from for the latest on the storm and its impact on the region. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter at @WBEZreset.

Duration:00:22:34

Winter Storm Dumps More Than A Foot Of Snow In Chicago Area

2/16/2021
Monday night’s snowstorm created hazardous road conditions for commuters throughout the Chicago region. Reset brings on a local meteorologist, a traffic reporter and takes listener calls for the latest on the storm and its impact on the region.

Duration:00:05:47

How Congo Square Theatre Is Staying Afloat During The Pandemic

2/12/2021
The latest COVID-19 stimulus bill earmarked $15 billion for arts funding, including relief for concert venues and theaters. Reset checks in with the head of Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre to discuss how artists are getting through the pandemic and what to expect from their 2021 production schedule.

Duration:00:12:25

To Solve Chicago’s Homelessness Crisis, Advocates Say We Can’t Look Away After The Cold Ends

2/11/2021
Chicago’s deep freeze is expected to stick around for a while and could be the longest cold snap in February in 60 years. The leaves many homeless Chicagoans vulnerable to the bitter cold amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Reset checks in with local organizations working toward long-term solutions to homelessness in the city and around Illinois

Duration:00:16:46

GM Pledges To Produce Only Zero-Emissions Vehicles By 2035

2/10/2021
American carmaker General Motors on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Reset finds out if the news is as game-changing as it sounds. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter at @WBEZreset

Duration:00:12:10

Hotels And Restaurants Fight For Survival During COVID-19

2/9/2021
Leisure and hospitality businesses are suffering due to COVID-19, but many in the industry are fighting — and getting creative — to survive. Reset hears from a hotel union that’s working to help its Chicago-based workers survive job losses and a local chef who is helping provide mutual aid for others in her industry as COVID-19 continues to force restaurants and other food businesses to close. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast and please leave us a rating. That helps other...

Duration:00:15:04

Do We Still Need Black History Month?

2/8/2021
The U.S. is currently grappling with how the country approaches issues of race. One seemingly counterintuitive question: Is recognizing a Black History Month a good thing? Meaning, does it still help with the struggle for racial equity? Some critics say the month marginalizes the Black experience, while many others continue to see it as a crucial time to recognize Black history. Reset brings on the current head of the Smithsonian — the first Black historian to ever hold the position — and...

Duration:00:20:41