Morning Shift-logo

Morning Shift

Chicago Public 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.

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.
More Information

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Awwwkward! How To Make Your Embarrassing Moments Work For You

2/20/2018
More
Melissa Dahl is senior editor of New York Magazine’s 'The Cut,' and is the author of the new book Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness. Dahl stops by the Morning Shift to talk about her study into people’s cringiest experiences.

Duration:00:19:22

State Rep Scott Drury On His Run For Illinois Attorney General

2/19/2018
More
Morning Shift is sitting down with all 10 candidates who want to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois Attorney General to hear about their backgrounds, their platforms and their aspirations for the office. State representative Scott Drury is the only Democrat in the state of Illinois who did not vote to re-elect Chicago lawmaker and powerbroker Michael Madigan to be Speaker of the House in Springfield for the 17th time. The move last year cost him: he was stripped of his chairmanship of the...

Duration:00:19:08

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: February 16, 2018

2/16/2018
More
Morning Shift's Friday's news roundup looks into the fatal shooting of Chicago police commander Paul Bauer, another horrific school shooting in Florida that took the lives of 17 people, and the story of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan being accused of covering up claims of sexual harassment by one of his top political workers.

Duration:00:24:50

Chain Migration? Family Reunification? Breaking Down Trump Admin’s Plans For Legal Immigration

2/16/2018
More
As lawmakers in the Senate hold an open-ended debate on immigration this week, Morning Shift is looking into an under-reported piece of the story: significant changes the Trump administration has proposed to our legal immigration system. We talk with NPR national correspondent Tom Gjelten about how our current immigration system works, what would change under the Trump plan and why it matters. He’s the author of A Nation Of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story.

Duration:00:18:51

The History And Legacy Of The Cabrini Green Housing Project

2/13/2018
More
Morning Shift speaks with writer Ben Austen spent seven years chronicling some of those lives and tracing the long history of Cabrini Green for his new book High Risers: Cabrini Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.

Duration:00:19:58

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: February 9, 2018

2/9/2018
More
WBEZ’s Friday Chicago and Illinois News Roundup is also available as a podcast so people can listen on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get ready for the coming week in everything from politics to education to criminal justice and more.

Duration:00:27:19

Democrat Chris Kennedy Say He Has The Stuff To Lead Illinois

2/8/2018
More
Now, like so many Kennedys before him, Chris Kenney is trying to make the leap into politics with a run for Illinois Governor.

Duration:00:33:10

Downstate Democrat Bob Daiber Wants To Be Your Governor

2/7/2018
More
Morning Shift talks to Bob Daiber about why he wants to be governor and where he stands on the issues. We also take calls from listeners with their questions for the candidate.

Duration:00:32:16

‘Frasier’ Actor John Mahoney Dead At 77: A Remembrance

2/6/2018
More
Actor John Mahoney died Monday in hospice care in Chicago. He was 77. Mahoney was best-known for his role as a curmudgeonly but loving father on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, but he was also an early member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre where he performed in more than 30 productions over the years.

Duration:00:15:02

Lawyer Erika Harold On Her Run For Illinois Attorney General

2/5/2018
More
Primary Day is six weeks away on March 20 and Morning Shift is sitting down with all 10 candidates who want to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois Attorney General. The field includes eight Democrats and two Republicans and features a state Senator, a state rep, a former governor, a former federal prosecutor, and more. Lawyer Erika Harold stops by to talk about why she’s seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General, what she makes of the legislative inspector general’s...

Duration:00:19:57

WBEZ’s Friday Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: February 2, 2018

2/2/2018
More
Morning Shift is back with another weekly news roundup including the city's big stories:

Duration:00:24:57

Republican Rep. Jeanne Ives Vows To Make Rauner A One-Term Governor

2/1/2018
More
Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives wants to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in the upcoming March 20 primary. Ives said Thursday on Morning Shift that the state of Illinois is “a disaster, a fiscal basket case, a place where folks are fleeing the state because they feel the system is working against them at every turn.” “It’s been decades of bad decisions,” Ives said. “We’re not going to get out of this in one year or two years, but I want to put Illinois on a path so that in four years, that by...

Duration:00:34:16

As One Controversy Over American Indian Sports Mascots Fades Others Continue

1/30/2018
More
The cartoon-like depiction of a Native American has long been a center of controversy, and Major League Baseball has been pressing the team to do away with it for years.

Duration:00:28:14

Former COPA Chief Sharon Fairley On Her Run For Illinois Attorney General

1/29/2018
More
Morning Shift is sitting down with all 10 candidates who want to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois Attorney General to hear about their backgrounds, their platforms and their aspirations for the office. The field includes eight Democrats and two Republicans and features a state senator, a state rep, a former governor, a former federal prosecutor and more. Today, Morning Shift sits down with former head of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability Sharon Fairley to discuss her run for the...

Duration:00:19:43

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Friday, January 26

1/26/2018
More
Each Friday, Morning Shift sits down with three local journalists from inside and outside the WBEZ newsroom to bring context and analysis to the biggest Chicagoland and Illinois news stories of the week. The goal is to get listeners up to speed on what they might have missed over the last five days so they’re feeling prepared to understand the latest about our city and state going into the weekend. For this Friday’s installment, Morning Shift touches on a number of big stories, including...

Duration:00:28:19

How Bank Of America Nixing Free-Checking Feature Affects Low-Income Customers

1/25/2018
More
Earlier this week, Bank of America eliminated their last checking account that doesn’t require a minimum balance in order to avoid monthly fees. B of A is following a trend among the larger banks in the U.S., and their decision leaves low-income customers with even fewer banking options. Morning Shift discusses the move, and what it means for consumers. Plus, we take your calls about where you do your banking and where you draw the line with fees.

Duration:00:20:30

Where Did All The Corner Drug Stores Go? Areas Lose Easy Access To Medicine

1/24/2018
More
You’ve heard of food deserts — often low-income neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a grocery store. Now another service desert is on the rise in these same neighborhoods: pharmacy deserts.

Duration:00:20:31

Candidates For Governor: Tio Hardiman In The Race Again

1/23/2018
More
Tio Hardiman is a longtime activist in the Chicago area. The former director of CeaseFire is taking a second shot at the governor’s mansion. He did pretty well in the 2014 primaries against the incumbent Pat Quinn, and he’s looking to build on that success despite the deep pockets of some of his opponents. Hardiman talks to listeners and host Tony Sarabia about his plan to transform Illinois if he beats the crowded Democratic field and takes on Gov. Bruce Rauner in the general election.

Duration:00:30:28

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering On Her Run For Illinois Attorney General

1/23/2018
More
Morning Shift is sitting down with all 10 candidates who want to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois Attorney General to hear about their backgrounds, their platforms and their aspirations for the office. The field includes eight Democrats and two Republicans and features a state Senator, a State rep, a former governor, a former federal prosecutor, the former head of the Independent Police Review Authority and more. There’s also a current mayor, Nancy Rotering, of north suburban Highland Park.

Duration:00:20:52

‘The Final Year’: An Inside Look At President Obama’s Foreign Policy

1/20/2018
More
During the Obama administration’s final year in office, the president and his top foreign policy officials were working feverishly on a number of fronts. There was the civil war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis, restoring relations with Cuba, upholding the Iran nuclear deal, striking an accord on climate change, and much more. The administration’s approach to foreign policy is at the heart of a new documentary film out Friday called The Final Year. It’s a behind-the-scenes look...

Duration:00:27:31

See More