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Reset checks in with a local Republican leader to discuss the historic impeachment vote against President Trump and how that may impact the future of the GOP in Illinois. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the WBEZ website or follow…
 
In this week’s episode we revisit a question we first answered in 2018. What was Chicago’s response to the Civil War? Chicagoans support for the war was actually quite varied and changed as the war progressed. To answer the question we focus on the experience of Irish Americans and African-Americans and look at how the war went from popular to cont…
 
The Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago initiative is virtually hosting its fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 19. This is against the backdrop of last week’s violent seizure of the U.S. Capitol by rioters, including avowed white supremacists. Reset brings on one of the lead organizers and two youth leaders to…
 
The battle against right-wing extremists who are threatening violence in U.S. capitals ahead of next week’s inauguration. Plus Chicago FOP president John Catanzara’s comments after last week’s coup attempt has brought condemnation, but he still backed by the majority of the rank-and-file For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast a…
 
After more than three decades at the helm, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is suspending his campaign to retain his powerful leadership position. Madigan won only 51 votes in a closed-door roll call held Sunday by House Democrats. Reset discusses what led to Madigan’s decision and what it means for the future of the Democratic Party in Illin…
 
Dr. Mia Taormina, infectious disease specialist at the DuPage Medical Group, explains the latest coronavirus science and the precautions to take to navigate the pandemic. Look for our latest interview with her in your podcast feed every Sunday. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other liste…
 
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced this week he will not file charges agains Rusten Sheskey or any of Sheskey's fellow officers on the scene in connection with the shooting in the back of Jacob Blake in August. Reset brings you reaction and context from a reporter, the head of Black Lives Matter in Lake County, and one of t…
 
President Trump's most radical followers storm the U.S. Capitol, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is steady, but slow, and Mayor Lightfoot threatens teachers who don't show up for school. We'll take you inside those stories and more on WBEZ's Weekly News Roundup. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That he…
 
For the first time since the War of 1812, the U.S. Capitol was breached as right-wing extremists whipped into a frenzy by President Trump stormed the complex. Reset talks to a reporter who was trapped in the building during the takeover and brings you reaction from a range of Illinois lawmakers. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this p…
 
On April 13, 1992, Chicago was struck by a man-made natural disaster. The Great Chicago Flood of 1992 occurred completely underground and, fortunately, nobody was hurt — but several factors make it one of the most Chicago stories ever. In this episode from the archives, hear how clout, corruption, and construction without permits led to half the Lo…
 
Reset talks to 2 experts who explain how smaller, achievable goals are the key to success, and failure will only make you stronger and wiser. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, you can head over to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter…
 
Reset checks in with Dr. Allison Arwady about the latest on COVID-19 in Chicago and the city’s vaccination distribution plans. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, you can head over to the WBEZ website or follow us on Twitter at @WBEZreset.…
 
To say it’s been a wild 2020 in Illinois and Chicago politics would be an understatement. The year started with the legalization of marijuana, saw a pandemic that shut down every corner of Illinois, streets filled with protesters in the wake of a police killing, boarded up storefronts, and even the early release of former governor Rod Blagojevich. …
 
As many as 50 million Americans will experience food insecurity by the end of 2020, up from 35 million this time last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an increasing number of people to the financial brink and turning to food pantries for assistance. For the latest installment in our “Closing The Gap” series, Reset brings on experts, policymak…
 
It’s the last day of 2020, which means we’re revealing the winners of our 2020 Haiku Contest. Plus, hear an interview from our friends at Reset, WBEZ’s daily talk show. In a multimedia project titled “The River Speaks,” a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago gives a unique personality to each of the six branches of the Chicago River.…
 
What is the hunger industrial complex, and who is pulling the strings in our nation’s food system? In the latest installment of our Closing the Gap series, Reset brings on a food security expert who says the problem is much bigger than we think — and that “more food” is not the answer to ending hunger in the U.S. Also, a farmer joins the show to sh…
 
What does a household that is food insecure look like? And who is most impacted? We talk to folks who have experienced food insecurity in their own families. We also hear from one of Illinois’ biggest food banks about how they’re addressing the “invisible” problem of hunger in the suburbs.Von Chicago Public Media
 
Food insecurity is one of the nation’s leading health crises, affecting 1 in 6 people — and the pandemic is making things worse. Now, with illness and record job loss, more people than ever are worrying about barren cupboards. So what does food insecurity look like in Illinois? Who is most affected, and what resources are available to help resident…
 
Chewing podcast co-host Monica Eng talks to CBD Tulip Tree Gardens founders Rachael and Jesse Smedberg and tries their CBN oil in her quest for a peaceful pandemic night's sleep. Then Monica consults to sleep doctors at the Northwestern Medicine Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine. Plus she asks chef and author Hank Shaw about how to get her goos…
 
President Trump attacked Congress’ $900 billion COVID-19 emergency relief package. Reset talks to a congressional reporter and business writer covering the relief efforts, and a columnist who explains why the money earmarked for restaurants won’t be enough to keep businesses afloat. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and le…
 
Chicago’s City Council held a hearing Tuesday morning to find out more details about the wrongful raid on Anjanette Young’s West Side home. The hearing comes as lawmakers and community leaders are calling for swift police reform in Chicago and Illinois. Reset talks to an activist working with Chicago lawmakers to draft legislation that would restri…
 
Congress’s latest $900 million stimulus package includes $600 checks to eligible Americans, $13 billion in food assistance, and protection for renters. What it doesn’t include is the funds struggling state and local governments were hoping for from Capitol Hill. We check in with a few experts on what the aid package includes, where it falls short, …
 
Dr. Mia Taormina, infectious disease specialist at the DuPage Medical Group, explains the latest coronavirus science and the precautions to take to navigate the pandemic. Look for our latest interview with her in your podcast feed every Sunday. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other liste…
 
In this bonus podcast episode, Reset shares an incredible audio documentary from WBEZ education reporter Sarah Karp that takes listeners inside the challenges of teaching during the pandemic. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For more about the program, go to the W…
 
A COVID-19 vaccine arrives, Gov. Pritzker wrestles with a massive state deficit, and Mayor Lightfoot finds herself in a real jam over a botched CPD raid. Those are just some of the state and local stories we dive into with Dawn Rhodes of Block Club Chicago and Paris Schutz of WTTW. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and lea…
 
A new Kaiser study showed that 35% of Black people were either ambivalent toward or disinterested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Reset unpacks what’s behind the distrust of the vaccine with a Chicago community health professional and a historian who specializes in Black medical history. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast an…
 
An investigation by CBS 2 reporter Dave Savini forced the Chicago Police Department to release disturbing body-cam footage of officers conducting a “wrong raid”, leaving an innocent woman traumatized. Savini joins Reset to talk about that incident, and more than 50 others he found where CPD officers smashed down doors and held frightened women and …
 
Emergency room doctors, nurses and other front line medical workers have put their lives on the line to care for others during the pandemic. That’s why they’re the first to get the new vaccine. Reset talks to one of the doctors who gave someone their first vaccine dose today. Plus 2 people who run community health facilities talk about the challeng…
 
Emergency room physicians, nurses and folks in long-term care facilities will be some of the first people in the Chicago area to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccinations are scheduled to begin Tuesday at Loretto Hospital on Chicago’s West Side. Reset checks in with some of the people who will be first in line to see how they’re feeling and what…
 
Dr. Mia Taormina, infectious disease specialist at the DuPage Medical Group, explains the latest coronavirus science and the precautions to take to navigate the pandemic. Look for our latest interview with her in your podcast feed every Sunday. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other liste…
 
After 15 years in broadcasting, with high-profile gigs in Washington D.C. and Toronto, Sasha-Ann Simons has landed in Chicago as the new host of Reset. WBEZ’s Susie An talks with Simons about her journey, the unique perspective she brings to Reset listeners, and why she just can’t stop dancing! For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this po…
 
How does the city and state plan to roll out the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive? What’s going on with the plan to possibly re-name Lake Shore Drive? Those are just some of the state and local stories we’ll tackle with WBEZ’s Dave McKinney and WTTW’s Heather Cherone on WBEZ’s Weekly News Roundup…
 
Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. jumped to 853,000 last week — the highest since September. Nearly every state saw an increase in claims, with Illinois leading the pack. Reset takes a closer look at what these numbers mean for the state of economic recovery in the U.S. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rati…
 
President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by less than 13,000 votes, thanks in part to a large Asian American turnout. But election season isn’t over yet for Georgia, with two senate runoff elections coming up in January. Reset checks in with organizers in Chicago and Atlanta to discuss their “get out the vote” efforts and the unique challenges of rall…
 
School districts in Illinois and across the country are scrambling to find substitute teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s part of a growing teacher shortage nationwide. Reset takes a closer look at how the pandemic is exacerbating the substitute shortage in the Chicago area and how local districts are ramping up their recruitment efforts. F…
 
During this pandemic organizations fighting against poverty have stepped up to create Mutual Aid programs for people throughout Chicago, including My Block, My Hood, My City. The non-profit’s CEO and founder Jahmal Cole joins Reset to talk about what his organization is up to this holiday season, and how you can help. For more Reset interviews, ple…
 
The alarmingly rapid spread of the coronavirus, hospital systems on the brink, trouble ahead for House Speaker Mike Madigan and more. NBC-5’s Mary Ann Ahern and WBEZ’s Dan Mihalopolous give you context and understanding to the biggest local and state stories this week. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a ratin…
 
WBEZ archivist Justine Tobiasz recently uncovered a short audio documentary on the life and death of activist, organizer, and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Hampton was killed by Chicago police while sleeping in his home on Dec. 4th, 1969. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. It helps other listener…
 
In this episode, reporter Arionne Nettles tells us the story of Lucy Parsons, a Chicago labor activist and anarchist known for her fiery speeches and dubbed “more dangerous than 1,000 rioters.” But who she was and what she fought for was complex — and just as complicated was her true identity.Von WBEZ Chicago
 
Illinois prisoners rely on grievances to flag dangerous conditions, from guard abuse to unsanitary conditions and poor medical care. But with virtually no oversight, the system leaves thousands of prisoners vulnerable to harm. Reset brings on WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan for more on the issue. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast…
 
This year, World AIDS Day is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only public health crisis the world is facing right now. Reset discusses the importance of World AIDS Day and the parallels between AIDS and COVID-19. For more Reset interviews, please subscribe to this podcast and leave us a rating. That helps other listeners find us. For…
 
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