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WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.

WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.

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Chicago, IL

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WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.

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English


Episodes

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
Workers at two Starbucks in Edgewater neighborhood become the first in Chicago to vote for unionization, while Chicago prepares to roll out a universal basic income program. Reset goes behind the week’s headlines in the Weekly News Recap. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on Twitter @WBEZReset

Duration:00:32:56

Illinois Anti-Violence Activists On Building Safer Communities

5/26/2022
After the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, many are wondering how we can create safe, nonviolent communities. Reset talks about gun violence prevention and restorative justice with Dion McGill of Strengthening Chicago’s Youth at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Sara Knizhnik with the Gun Violence Prevention Initiative for the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us....

Duration:00:18:30

Chicagoans React to Texas School Shooting and A Decade of Failed Gun Legislation

5/25/2022
A gunman killed 19 children and two teachers Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a small city west of San Antonio. The 18-year-old shooter was a student at the local high school and was killed by law enforcement. Parents and children alike are struggling to manage their stress and fears in the wake of the massacre. Reset gets the latest from a reporter on the ground in San Antonio, takes time to hear from Chicagoans in that aftermath, and a doctor offers some mental health...

Duration:00:33:17

Does Chicago Have A Park Problem?

5/24/2022
Chicago prides itself on its beautiful outdoor spaces — but when you look at the lack of seating and amenities in places like Grant and Millennium parks, it makes a person wonder: just who are Chicago’s downtown parks designed for? Reset checks in with Chicagoans who sparked a conversation on social media about public spaces, and digs into the history behind them with a professor of urbanism. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other...

Duration:00:29:04

Bucktown Residents Hire Private Security Firm to Guard their Streets

5/23/2022
As carjackings have increased during the pandemic, some Chicago neighborhoods are turning to private security firms to patrol their streets. Hyde Park, Bucktown, and now Lincoln Park’s Fullerton area have all hired P4 Security Solutions, a private security company which hires off-duty police officers to keep watch and report suspicious activity to the Chicago Police. Reset talks with a reporter who covered this story, as well as a resident of Bucktown. We also hear from the private security...

Duration:00:33:10

‘There’s definitely something in the water in Chicago’: Ravyn Lenae on local musicians and her new album

5/21/2022
Chicago R&B artist Ravyn Lenae is out with her debut album Hypnos. It’s been four years since she released her last EP, and fans are overjoyed. Ravyn joins Reset to discuss musical inspirations, Chicago artists and her new music. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on Twitter @WBEZReset

Duration:00:22:44

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
Chicago’s controversial new ward map gets approved. Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushes for an earlier curfew for teens under 18. Plus, Illinois becomes the first state in the Midwest to ban “ghost guns." Reset goes behind the headlines in WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on Twitter @WBEZReset

Duration:00:30:05

Chicago Organizations Are Collecting Baby Formula Donations Amid Nationwide Shortage

5/19/2022
The nationwide shortage of baby formula continues to be a source of stress for families with little ones. In Chicago, organizations across the city are collecting donations to help. Reset learns more about where to donate or find baby formula in the Chicago area, and why breastfeeding isn’t the ultimate solution to the crisis. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us...

Duration:00:17:48

In Prisons, 'You Feel The Darkness': Reimagining Safety Behind Bars

5/18/2022
Chicago Beyond is bringing together correctional officers and administrators, formerly incarcerated people and their families to shift the current understanding of safety, which they say is based on control, to one that makes people whole. They are launching this initiative next week. Reset checks in with people impacted by the carceral system who are leading this work. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For...

Duration:00:20:42

What The Mental Health Labor Shortage Means For You

5/17/2022
Reset brings on Alexa James with NAMI Chicago to discuss how the nationwide mental health workforce shortage is affecting Illinois providers. Plus, we check in with Natali Rehman, director of behavioral health at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, and Jennie Hull, chief program officer for Lakeview Pantry, about how Chicago social service organizations are stepping up to help. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find...

Duration:00:16:18

Chicagoans React To Buffalo Shooting: ‘Black People Have Never Had Consistent Safety In America’

5/16/2022
A Chicago pastor and an activist share what’s running through their minds in the aftermath of the racist attack at a New York grocery store.

Duration:00:31:47

Folk artist Jess Shoman of Tenci discusses her roots in Chicago’s DIY music scene

5/14/2022
We're revisiting our conversation with Jess Shoman, frontwoman of the band Tenci. She joined Reset to discuss her music, recent tour and Chicago’s DIY music scene. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on Twitter @WBEZReset

Duration:00:21:36

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
Chicago is now at “medium” risk for COVID-19 transmission. Meanwhile, the City Council strikes a tentative deal in the ward remap saga. Plus, President Biden visits Kankakee and Chicago. Reset goes beyond the headlines with WTTW co-anchor and correspondent Brandis Friedman, City Cast Chicago host Jacoby Cochran and WBEZ city government reporter Mariah Woelfel. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about...

Duration:00:30:47

Can We Get A Break On The Cost Of Everything?

5/12/2022
April saw a price spike of 0.3%, which is a breath of fresh air from March’s striking 1.2% jump. Experts say that we’re past the peak of inflation, so does this mean there’s light at the end of the tunnel? Reset checks in with prices in housing, food, gas, and more. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on Twitter @WBEZReset

Duration:00:22:01

Where Will You Live Under Chicago’s New Ward Map?

5/11/2022
Will Chicago’s 36th Ward really resemble a ‘pool noodle’? Enough members of Chicago’s City Council have reached a tentative compromise on the city’s ward remap, the full council still has to confirm the remap in a vote next week. If approved, it would take the issue off the June ballot and out of the hands of voters. Reset hears more on the deal and reaction from both sides. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us....

Duration:00:16:41

CPS Launches Suicide Prevention And Mental Health Campaign

5/10/2022
This month, Chicago Public Schools is launching the “Please Stay” suicide prevention and mental health campaign for students in grades 7-12. The effort is in response to the rise in depression, self-harm and suicide among U.S. children and teens. Reset checks in with WBEZ education reporter Susie An, Dr. Sameer Vohra with the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership and Dr. Niranjan Karnik with the Institute for Juvenile Research at University of Illinois Chicago to discuss what...

Duration:00:22:51

Public defenders are now handling deportation cases in Cook County

5/9/2022
Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill in August 2021 that allows Cook County staff attorneys to represent undocumented immigrants in federal court.

Duration:00:20:00

Chicago Artist Saba Discusses New Album ‘Few Good Things’

5/7/2022
Saba’s latest album “Few Good Things,” took almost four years to finish. “Part of the personal evolution that you hear is just the time spent sitting with the record, tweaking the record, and being able to be present,” he told Reset. The Chicago hip-hop artist takes us inside his follow-up to 2018’s “CARE FOR ME” and tells us how vulnerability fuels his process. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about...

Duration:00:19:18

WBEZ Weekly News Recap: May 6, 2022

5/6/2022
Mayor Lightfoot announces the former Chicago Tribune publishing plant in River West as the site of the city’s first casino. Plus, Chicago unveils its bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention as the downtown area continues to see a spike in crime. Reset goes behind the week’s headlines in the Weekly News Recap. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on...

Duration:00:30:04

SNL Alum Sasheer Zamata Talks Stand-Up, ‘Woke’ And Hot Dogs

5/5/2022
Sasheer Zamata has kept busy since leaving SNL. She’s starred in Hulu’s hit show Woke and ABC’s Home Economics, and has also produced stand-up comedy specials. Reset checks in with the comedian as she embarks on a nationwide comedy tour to talk about how her childhood impacted her performance trajectory and what she’d like to say to fans who ask her why she doesn’t do impressions. For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find...

Duration:00:19:06