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Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

How To Cope With Major Life Changes

1/28/2023
Dr. Maya Shankar started her podcast A Slight Change of Plans as a pandemic project. Now, she is nearly three years into hosting insightful conversations about change. Reset gets a lesson in coping with change from the cognitive scientist and podcast host.

Duration:00:20:44

What’s That Building? Thornton Distilling Co.

1/27/2023
Reset explores a distillery at one of the oldest remaining brewing sites in Illinois with architecture sleuth Dennis Rodkin.

Duration:00:11:38

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Jan. 27, 2023

1/27/2023
The NRA files a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ assault weapons ban. Classes are back in session at UIC as faculty end their strike. A White Sox pitcher is investigated for domestic abuse allegations. Reset goes behind those headlines with John Chase, deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune, Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter and Brandis Friedman, WTTW co-anchor and correspondent and host of “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices”

Duration:00:45:30

27 Days. 40 Mass Shootings In America.

1/27/2023
Article: (Two sentences max) With the seemingly never-ending barrage of gun violence, how do you cope? Do you go numb? Can’t sleep? That’s all normal according to the American Psychological Association. Reset talks with a psychologist Iggy V Ladden and pastor Raymond Chang and hears from WBEZ listeners.

Duration:00:22:37

What’s That Building? The Delaware Building

1/26/2023
The Bryant Block, now known as the Delaware Building, was one of the most regal to be built downtown after the Great Chicago Fire. But in subsequent years, it became a hotbed of gossip and intrigue. Reset gets the story from their architecture sleuth Dennis Rodkin.

Duration:00:12:12

Minority-Led Startups Get A Boost At Chicago Tech Incubator

1/26/2023
An incubator on the South Side of Chicago aims to launch new businesses and train young people to be entrepreneurs. Reset checks in with James Parker, CEO and founder of 1921 Coworking and Incubator.

Duration:00:15:50

Expanding What ‘Tourist Destination’ Means In Chicago

1/26/2023
A new grant from the city’s tourism arm Choose Chicago seeks to help 12 Chicago neighborhoods draw more tourism: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Back of the Yards, Englewood, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, New City, North Center, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Chicago and Hyde Park. Reset hears more about the program with vice president of Choose Chicago Rob Fojtk and hears from folks in neighborhoods who could receive this money.

Duration:00:25:25

Who Got Snubbed In Oscar Nominations?

1/25/2023
Nominations for this year‘s Academy Awards were released this week, with the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leading the pack with 11 nominations. Meanwhile, critically-acclaimed films like “The Woman King,” “Till” and “Nope” were shut out of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. Reset talks with a pop culture writer Michi Trota and a cinematic superfan, Jeremy Marder from the Music Box Theatre, for their takes on this year’s nominees.

Duration:00:20:57

What’s That Building? First Baptist Church Of Hammond

1/25/2023
In this installment of Reset’s on-going series “What’s That Building?” the show learns about a mini-architecture district in Hammond, Indiana, just over the border from Illinois. Reset hears from its architectural sleuth, Dennis Rodkin, about the First Baptist Church in Hammond, and how it came to preserve so much building history.

Duration:00:10:20

How Safe Are Common Menstrual Products?

1/25/2023
Companies that make disposable and reusable period products like tampons, cups, pads and underwear aren’t required to list the chemicals they contain. This came into focus after popular period underwear brand Thinx settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the company’s marketing misrepresented the safety of the products. Reset learns from health experts Anna Pollack and Jhumka Gupta of George Mason University about the research that goes into ensuring these products are safe and...

Duration:00:18:50

What’s That Building? The Sheldon and Harriet Peck Homestead

1/24/2023
Reset architecture sleuth Dennis Rodkin takes us to the Sheldon and Harriet Peck Homestead, a confirmed Underground Railroad site in west suburban Lombard.

Duration:00:13:11

Chicago Asian Americans React To California Mass Shooting

1/24/2023
Lunar New Year started Sunday. It’s supposed to be a time of celebration. But how might mass shootings targeting Asian Americans impact local Lunar New Year events? Reset is joined by Tuan Huynh and Van Huynh who are organizing festivities in Chicago, Alderwoman Nicole Lee and Stephanie Foerster from the Uptown Chamber of Commerce.

Duration:00:18:45

The COVID Pandemic Is Now Three Years Old

1/24/2023
As we mark three years with COVID-19, the FDA has announced the U.S. will soon move to a single dose of vaccine each year, like an annual flu shot. Reset checks in on that as the importance of sleep for our health with infectious disease specialist Dr. Mia Taormina of Duly Health and Care.

Duration:00:14:29

‘What’s That Building?’ The Preston Bradley Center Gets A Second Act

1/23/2023
The Preston Bradley Center has been a staple of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood since 1925. It was recently under threat of demolition, but former Uptown resident Dan Ivankovich decided to save the building and transform it into a multi-purpose space to serve the local community. Reset learns about the building's history and what it might look like in the future with Dennis Rodkin, reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business.

Duration:00:13:03

What’s Next In The Fight For Abortion Access?

1/23/2023
Jan. 22 marked 50 years since Roe v. Wade. Reset discusses the past, present and future of reproductive rights with journalist Shefali Luthra and abortion advocate Alicia Hurtado.

Duration:00:16:34

Public Libraries Fight Back Against Book Bans

1/23/2023
Chicagoland libraries are coming into conflict with parents who say they’re exercising their First Amendment right to protest a variety of children’s books about LGBT acceptance and body positivity. Reset talks to WBEZ metro reporter Adora Namigadde and Lindsey Dorfman, executive director of the Glenview Public Library.

Duration:00:12:55

Chicago DJs Celebrate International House Music With ‘Global Currency’

1/21/2023
We ALL like to dance. A couple Chicago DJs are proving just that with their party, Global Currency, celebrating international club music inspired by one of Chicago’s musical exports — house music. DJ Mochi and DJ IGGY join Reset to share some tunes from South America, Africa, and more.

Duration:00:18:00

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Jan. 20, 2023

1/20/2023
The Illinois Rifle Association sues to stop the state’s weapons ban, Nicor Gas proposes income-based utility rates, and the Chicago Bears have their sights set on Arlington Heights. Reset goes behind the headlines with Paris Schutz, reporter and anchor, WTTW-TV, Carrie Shepherd, lead producer of the podcast City Cast Chicago, and Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business senior reporter.

Duration:00:44:43

Lost & Found: Where Are The Best Fabric Stores In Chicago?

1/20/2023
In our series “Lost And Found,” Reset helps listeners locate things in the Chicago area they’re struggling to find. In this installment, digital engagement producer Claire Hyman helps a set designer find fabric, wallpaper and more. And Bob Doepel, founder of Chicago Scenic Studios, explains a day in the life of a set designer.

Duration:00:14:47

Why Are People Fighting Over Stoves?

1/20/2023
No, there’s not a ban on gas stoves. But concerns over indoor air pollution’s effect on our health led the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to discuss the possibility of the first ever safety regulation of new gas stoves. Reset discusses how this debate fits into the push to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels with Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Karen Weigert and Brent Stephens, Professor and Department Chair in the Department of...

Duration:00:31:18