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Provocadoras conversaciones, agudas perspectivas, ideas emergentes y brillantes invitados nos ayudarán a entender y descubrir cómo crear, competir y crecer en el escenario de disrupción que nos presenta la cuarta revolución industrial.

Alex Gallardo


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    Food Friday: Local Couple Explores ‘77 Flavors Of Chicago' In New Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 13:27

    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 Becomes Second State To Repeal HIV Criminalization Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 16:38

    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 JB Pritzker repealed the 32-year-old statute Tuesday, when he signed three other bills into law that aim to advance the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.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 Kicks Off As COVID Cases Surge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 14:47

    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.

    University of Illinois Chancellor On Educational Equity, COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 17:05

    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.

    WBEZ's Weekly News Recap: July 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 30:55

    Hundreds of thousands descend on Chicago for Lollapalooza as indoor mask mandates resume. Plus, Chicago Police come to a tentative agreement with the city on a new contract. Reset goes behind the headlines of the week's news.

    From Chicago to Tokyo, An Update On The Tokyo Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 15:04

    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.

    Paying Tribute To A Music Legend: Buddy Guy Turns 85

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 21:07


    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.


    Simone Biles Puts Mental Health First At Tokyo Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 11:45

    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.

    Paul Vallas Shares Details Of New Tentative Police Union Contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 12:05

    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.

    What Illinois' Cannabis Lottery Means For Businesses, Pot Enthusiasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 19:00

    As aspiring weed dispensary owners in Illinois inch closer to obtaining a license to sell, Reset talks to a Chicago Sun-Times reporter about the lottery process, and hears from a local budtender.

    Why Other Libraries Should Be Paying Attention To The #SaveNilesLibrary Campaign

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 12:22

    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 Chicago Prepares for Lollapalooza, Top Doctor Considers COVID Protocols

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 15:19

    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.

    31 Years After ADA, Biden Recommits To Disability Rights. But Does His Plan Go Far Enough?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 18:35

    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.

    Chicago Innovators: Mindworks Offers One-Of-A-Kind Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 13:04

    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.

    Here's What ‘Collective Effervescence' Looks Like In Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 18:46

    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.

    Improv Artist, Playwright Jon Carr Takes Center Stage As Second City Executive Producer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 12:59


    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.


    WaPo: Social Media Giants Are Struggling To Stop COVID Misinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 14:06

    Reset checks in with The Washington Post for the latest on what social media giants like Facebook and YouTube are doing to fight the spread of COVID misinformation.

    Why Some Parents Are Homeschooling This Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 13:13

    District officials want kids back in classrooms on Aug. 30, but some parents aren't so sure.

    iO Theater's Legacy Continues With New Owners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 10:12

    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.

    Dr. Mia Taormina Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 16:39

    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

    Billionaire Joe Mansueto Bets Big On Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 15:18

    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.

    Re-imagine Chicago: Obstacles To School Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 20:14

    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.”

    One-Year Anniversary Of Mayor Lightfoot's Anti-Violence Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 12:42

    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.

    Food Waste App Helps Restaurants Sell Leftovers In Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 15:19

    The U.S. wastes an estimated 30 to 40% of its food supply. A new app hopes to reverse the trend by connecting restaurants with leftovers to hungry customers.

    Steppenwolf Names Two Ensemble Members To Co-Lead Theater

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 15:20

    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.

    How Can Mothers Recover From COVID-19's Economic Downturn And Mental Health Toll?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 18:54

    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.

    How To Stop An Epidemic Of Mass Shootings In Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 12:40

    Chicago had three mass shootings in eight hours Wednesday. What can be done to stop the violence? Reset checks in with UChicago's Crime Lab for solutions.

    WBEZ's Weekly News Recap: July 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 29:58

    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.

    Chicago Releases Equity-Focused Strategic Plan For Transportation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 19:53

    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.

    Chicago State President, Women's Employment Nonprofit Talk Racial

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 13:30

    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.

    How Suburban Schools Plan To Reopen This Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 22:13

    Reset checks in with WBEZ's education desk and a suburban superintendent to discuss how Chicago-area schools plan to reopen this fall.

    Restorative Justice Privilege Bill Becomes Law In Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 15:08

    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.

    What's That Building?: Klas Restaurant in Cicero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 10:40

    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.”

    Why The 1919 Chicago Race Riot Matters Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 11:48

    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.

    Chicago Innovators: ShipBob Wants To Democratize The E-Commerce World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 8:28

    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.

    How Safe Is Your Smartphone From Hackers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 15:52

    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.

    U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped By 1.5 Years In 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 15:25

    Life expectancy in the U.S. fell by a year and half in 2020, the largest drop since World War II. Reset checks in with Dr. David Ansell, author of the book The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills for his thoughts.

    Young Chicago Authors Names New Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 15:13

    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.

    City Council To Vote On Michael Reese Megadevelopment, Police Oversight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 12:22

    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.

    Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers During Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 19:09

    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.

    New Study Offers Ideas For Improving Recycling In Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 13:14

    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

    Forget Electric Cars. United Is Betting On Electric Planes.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 14:20

    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.

    How Inflation Might Affect Workers, Women, Retirees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 18:23

    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 Helping City's Music Get Back On Track

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 14:58

    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.

    Deal Is Reached For Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 16:36

    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.

    Why The Delta Variant Is Surging In Missouri

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 16:06

    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.

    Reimagine Chicago: Breaking The School-To-Prison Pipeline By ‘Rethinking Schools'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 23:36

    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.”

    Chicago City Council Starts Remapping Ward Boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 21:00

    Alderman have begun the complicated and contentious process of redrawing Chicago's ward maps. Reset checks in with a reporter and a demographer to understand how the process works and what's at stake.

    Chicago's ‘TikTok Historian' Previews New Collaboration With WBEZ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 10:07

    Reset checks in with Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, WBEZ's latest regular contributor who will share slices of Chicago history with Lisa Labuz.

    Evanston Female Lifeguards Allege On-The-Job Misconduct And Harassment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 10:05

    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.

    Meet Chicago's New Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 14:53

    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.

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