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Host Jonathan Groubert and WBEZ have teamed up to bring back the revered program, The State We're In. In Season 1 of this podcast reboot, you'll hear astonishing true and personal stories from all over the globe. The sonically beautiful, and narratively gripping "talkumentary" program brings you guests who will amaze you, break your heart or leave you laughing -- sometimes, all at once. If you're a fan of This American Life, or captivating storytelling in general, you'll want to be sure to s ...
 
The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
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How will the new civilian oversight board watch over the Chicago Police Department? Will a jump in COVID-19 numbers make Mayor Lightfoot slap a mask on Lollapalooza? We take you inside those stories and more on WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find …
 
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has today released a “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, former New York City Department of Transport…
 
Do Chicago’s “cleaning” of homeless encampments protect the health and safety of residents? Or do they perpetuate the cycle of homelessness? After the city conducted a cleaning that temporarily removed unhoused people from an encampment in Avondale, community members and local leaders are calling on city leaders to do more for Chicagoans experienci…
 
Overwork and long hours contributed to more than 745,000 deaths worldwide in just one year, according to a recent study from the World Health Organization. Reset dives into how overwork is deadly, and best practices for prioritizing one’s mental and physical health while not sacrificing professional success. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Producers: Meha A…
 
Affordable and quality childcare services are rare, sometimes costing as much as public university tuition. But this is not a new issue and has been challenging the industry before the pandemic. Reset brings on a reporter to talk more about how childcare services and providers are doing as the world slowly opens back up. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Prod…
 
“Boystown” is the nickname first used in the 1980’s to describe Chicago’s North Side LGBTQ neighborhood around Wrigley Field. But LGBTQ activists are asking the name be dropped, arguing it excludes lesbian, transgender and other queer residents and visitors. Reset explores the debate over renaming “Boystown” to Northalsted. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons P…
 
So far this year in Chicago, 147 kids have been shot and more than 20 have been killed, according to the latest data from the Chicago Police Department. Reset talks to two organizations about the impact of gun violence on children and families in Chicago and solutions to the ongoing issue. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Producers: Stephanie Kim…
 
The name “Lake Shore Drive” is as Chicago as our famous 7-topping hotdog, but some aldermen want to honor Chicago’s first non-native Black resident by renaming part of the drive after Jean Baptise Point DuSable. WBEZ's Natalie Moore helps Reset take the pulse of listeners about the proposed change, which is expected to be voted on in City Council i…
 
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