Join Us TODAY 3 PM ET/2 PM CT For “Hidden Assets,” A Call-In Show And Live Chat On Immigration

Throughout the past two years, Changing Gears has looked at the role that newcomers play in the Midwest. This afternoon, we’ll be talking about them — and talking with you. 

Join us at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT for “Hidden Assets,” a call-in show airing on WBEZ Chicago, Michigan Radio and ideastream Cleveland. We’ll also be holding a live chat here at

WBEZ’s Steve Edwards will host with a variety of scheduled guests, including Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, and Changing Gears reporter Niala Boodhoo. The Changing Gears team will chat with you here during the show.

A New Chicago Show For A Good Friend of Changing Gears

This afternoon, our partner station WBEZ in Chicago  kicks off Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards, a daily two-hour live talk show featuring a good friend of Changing Gears.

Steve Edwards, WBEZ

You’ve heard Steve as a co-host of Changing Gears’ specials and call-in shows. Most recently, he co-hosted our Changing Gears/WBEZ special, “Getting By.”

For Steve, a well-known voice in Chicago, it’s a homecoming to the airwaves. He served as host of Eight-Forty-Eight, the morning news program, from 1999 to 2007. His weekly feature, “The Best Game in Town” was a must listen during last year’s Chicago mayoral campaign.

Tune in weekdays from 2-4 pm CT (3-5 pm ET) for a lively mix of local and national topics, including news, politics and business stories. (Anyone with a background in manufacturing will get the meaning of the show’s name.)

Meanwhile, check out some of Steve’s best interviews.