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Reset brings on co-hosts Sara Faddah and Dario Durham to discuss their new podcast, 77 Flavors of Chicago. Each episode will follow the real-life couple as they explore the city's neighborhoods through food.
Illinois is now the second state to completely reverse its HIV criminalization law. Gov. JB Pritzker repealed the 32-year-old statute Tuesday, when he signed three other bills into law that aim to advance the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Reset discusses what this move means for the state and those impacted by HIV criminalization.
Lollapalooza asked fans arriving for the festival to bring a copy of their COVID vaccination card or negative test results. Time Out Chicago editor Zach Long joins Reset to tell us what that looked like, and more about the lineup.
Reset brings on University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones to discuss his push to achieve greater education access and equity. Jones spoke before a Congressional subcommittee Thursday, arguing that it's time to double a form of federal aid called the Pell Grant so more low-income students can have a shot at a college education.
From COVID-19 to the heat to athletes being open about the mental strain of performing at the highest level, the Tokyo olympics have been anything but ordinary. Reset checks in with Stacy St. Clair, reporting live from Japan.
Chicagoan and blues legend Buddy Guy is turning 85 years old. He's the subject of a new PBS documentary called “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away.” Reset meets Chicago blues musicians Joanna Connor and Dave Specter to hear about Guy's impact and influence on other Chicago artists.
Defending champion Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic competition this week, sending shock waves around the world. Many praised the American gymnastics superstar for prioritizing her mental health and well-being at Tokyo 2020, while others criticized her decision to step down. Reset talks to a licensed clinical psychologist who researches Black women's mental health about Biles' radical act of self-care.
It's been four years since Chicago police officers got a new contract. Former mayoral candidate and Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas was instrumental in negotiations between the Fraternal Order of Police and the city's negotiating team. Reset gets details on the new police union contract from negotiator Paul Vallas.
After protests over $1.5 million in proposed budget cuts, the Niles-Maine Library board voted last week to retain current staffing levels and building hours. But a coalition of community members says it's not enough. Reset discusses what's next for the Niles Coalition, which organized the #SaveNilesLibrary campaign, and what the future holds for the funding of libraries.
As the CDC cautions against unmasked gatherings indoors within COVID hotspots, Chicago prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of music fans to Lollapalooza. One of the city's top doctors weighs in.
As the Americans With Disabilities Act marks its 31st anniversary this week, Reset takes a closer look at what progress has been made in the advancement of civil rights for people with disabilities — and what work still needs to be done.
The pandemic has given us a lot of time to think. So how do we make decisions and what shapes our judgment? A new discovery center in downtown Chicago allows visitors to explore these questions and participate in groundbreaking research. Reset talks to one of the behavioral psychologists behind Mindworks to discuss the interactive space and his ongoing studies on social cognition.
Collective effervescence — the feeling of joy we get from group activities — has been largely missing during the pandemic. Reset asks listeners how they've been getting together now that reopening is in full swing.
The training ground for everyone from John Belushi to Tina Fey to Stephen Colbert found its own culture taking center stage, but accusations of discrimination were no joke. Second City was facing a racial reckoning, questioning its long revered culture of comedy and creativity. Reset puts the spotlight on improv artist and playwright Jon Carr, executive producer of Second City.
Last June, three months into the pandemic, iO Theater's co-founder Charna Halpern announced that the theater would have to close down permanently. In a recent turn of events, however, iO has found a new set of owners that want to preserve its legacy. Reset talks to Halpern about what the future holds for the Chicago improv mainstay.
Reset checks in with an infectious disease specialist to answer your latest COVID-19 questions as cases continue rising across Chicago and Illinois. GUEST: Dr. Mia Taormina, infectious disease specialist with DuPage Medical Group
Joe Mansueto, the billionaire founder of Morningstar, continues to look for investments in Chicago, its people and its neighborhoods. Reset talks to Mansueto about the many ways he's working to raise up a city others have given up on.
Stanford political scientist Terry Moe argues that, while urban school systems are in desperate need of innovative reforms, productive change is often blocked by stiff resistance from education's vested interests — notably, teachers unions and school boards. Moe joins Reset for the latest installment of our series “Re-imagine Chicago.”
Chicago's nearly a year into Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ambitious plan to combat violence in the city's highest crime neighborhoods. Yet, so far this year, shootings are up 10% compared with the same period of 2020. Reset looks at whether communities have benefited from the mayor's “Our City, Our Safety” plan.
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre on Thursday named ensemble members Glen Davis and Audrey Francis as artistic directors of the company. It's the first time a pair is elected to co-lead the company. Reset speaks with Francis and Davis about their future plans.
Research shows mothers have especially borne the brunt of the pandemic's economic toll, with many leaving their jobs or cutting back on work to take on child care and household duties. Reset talks to a sociologist and opens the phones to listeners to discuss how mothers are navigating parenting and work, and how the country can address its child care crisis as more parents return to the office.
The City Council takes steps towards police reform, approving a civilian oversight board for the police department, while three mass shootings occur in the city just hours before U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives. Plus analysis of the not-so-surprising announcement that Governor Pritzker is seeking reelection. Reset goes behind the headlines of the week's news.
The Chicago Department of Transportation on Thursday released its Strategic Plan for Transportation, self-billed as “the nation's first urban transportation plan developed in the wake of the pandemic, economic and racial justice crises of 2020.” CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi and Janette Sadik-Khan,a former New York City transportation commissioner, join Reset to discuss the bold plan.
A 34% dip in Black enrollment in Illinois colleges and universities suggests that higher education in the state is not equitable. Reset checks in with an educator and a leader at a women's employment nonprofit who are working together to offer solutions.
Supporters of the restorative justice movement say it's a better alternative to dealing with crime by focusing on healing instead of punishment. Last week, Gov. JB Pritzker gave the restorative justice movement a big boost, making it illegal to use statements or actions made during restorative justice sessions in court. Reset hears about the potentials and challenges of restorative justice.
A 99-year old restaurant, which took patrons back to old Russia and Bohemia with it's food and décor, is in danger of being torn down. Reset takes you inside Klas Restaurant in Cicero on the latest edition of our series “What's That Building.”
In the summer of 1919, a Black teenager was stoned for drifting into an area of Lake Michigan tacitly reserved for whites only. He then drowned, leading to one of the worst incidents of racial violence in Chicago. Reset brings on the co-director of a project that holds an annual bike tour to mark the anniversary of the riot and to educate the public about how the events that summer shaped the city's history.
As Amazon and Walmart battle for the e-commerce crown, one Chicago startup is looking to level the playing field for smaller businesses. For our weekly series Chicago Innovators, Reset learns more about ShipBob and its growing success in the industry.
An investigation by The Washington Post and 16 other media outlets analyzed a list of 50,000 phone numbers possibly breached in a spyware attack. Developed by a company in Israel, the spyware mostly targeted journalists, political activists and public officials, but it nonetheless raises questions about the security of everyone's devices.
Young Chicago Authors' fans, staff and the kids they serve were all shocked to hear accusations that top executives ignored allegations of sexual assault. After suspending programming for 90 days, the non-profit is rebuilding. Reset hears from rapper and poet Demetrius Amparan, the newly named executive director of Young Chicago Authors.
Chicago aldermen are expected to cast votes on two consequential proposals during Wednesday's City Council meeting: A planned $4 billion redevelopment of the Michael Reese hospital site along Chicago's lakefront and a compromise that would bring civilian oversight to the Chicago Police Department for the first time. Reset checks in with a reporter live from City Hall.
Overdose deaths in the U.S. spiked to a record 93,000 last year, according to new federal data. Opioids are at the heart of these tragedies. Reset asks two experts to explain the factors driving these deaths and what can be done about it.
A new report from the Delta Institute offers 63 recommendations for reducing waste in Chicago and improving the city's recycling rates. Reset takes a closer look at the study's findings and how they might impact local taxpayers
As airlines face increased pressure from customers and shareholders to reduce carbon emissions, Chicago-based United Airlines recently purchased more than 100 electric-powered planes. Reset finds out what this purchase may foretell for the move towards renewable energy for United and other airlines.
Inflation is at its highest level in over a decade, and while the Federal Reserve says the pain is temporary, try telling that to someone who depleted their savings during the pandemic or someone living on a fixed income. Reset explains why prices are surging so high and explores what that means for U.S. workers, women and retirees.
Chicago singer Tammy McCann is helping program music for the city, even as she works to get her own career back on track. Reset talks to McCann about everything from the weekly events shining a positive light on the South Side to her new record project with famed guitarist Fareed Haque.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on bringing civilian oversight to the Chicago Police Department in her first 100 days. On Monday, she announced a deal with a coalition of community groups seeking police reform. Reset hears from a grassroots activist, an alderman on the City Council's Public Safety Committee and WBEZ city politics reporter Claudia Morell.
The Delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain around the world. In the U.S., areas with low vaccination rates are battling outbreaks driven by the variant. Reset brings on Pulitzer Prize-winner Ed Yong for the latest on the COVID-19 surge in neighboring Missouri and why this year might be worse than last year for some communities.
A national coalition of teachers is pushing back against white backlash to Black school curriculum like Critical Race Theory (CRT). A Seattle-based teacher tells Reset how Black history in schools will help deconstruct systemic racism and break the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Recently the Chicago Park District, and now the city of Evanston, are facing allegations by lifeguards of ongoing sexual harassment and abuse on-the-job. WBEZ's Dan Mihalopoulos, who broke the Evanston story, joins Reset to discuss allegations of misconduct and harassment among lifeguards in Evanston and Chicago.
In over three decades working in a largely white-male dominated profession, Annette Nance-Holt has risen to the top. As Chicago's first female Fire Commissioner, she's vowed to create a Fire Department that reflects its communities. Reset finds out what changes the trailblazing commissioner hopes to bring to CFD.