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Afternoon Shift

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The Afternoon Shift was a live WBEZ show featuring in-depth interviews and conversations with newsmakers and innovators. Its last show was June 5, 2015.

The Afternoon Shift was a live WBEZ show featuring in-depth interviews and conversations with newsmakers and innovators. Its last show was June 5, 2015.
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Chicago, IL

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The Afternoon Shift was a live WBEZ show featuring in-depth interviews and conversations with newsmakers and innovators. Its last show was June 5, 2015.

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English


Episodes

#ChiLove

6/5/2015
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For the last three years, we’ve brought you news and conversations on a wide range of topics that affect Chicagoans’ daily lives. We’ve covered a lot of big stories: elections, the Polar Vortex, the passing of major figures in the city like Roger Ebert, Jane Byrne, and Cardinal George. The list goes on. But not everything we do is so serious. Whether it’s stories about food, real estate, arts and culture or sports, we’ve always tried to bring an element of fun to your afternoon. So, this...

Duration: 00:43:40


Proposed condo development in Pilsen stirs controversy

6/4/2015
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A proposed luxury condo development in Pilsen has some in that area concerned about the continued gentrification in the neighborhood. There’s a community meeting Thursday night at the Rudy Lozano library for residents to discuss their concerns. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo joins us with a preview.

Canaryville beating sparks outrage on social media

6/4/2015
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Many people on social media are livid about an alleged racially-motivated beating that took place in Chicago’s Canaryville neighborhood last weekend. WBEZ’s Natalie Moore joins us from our South Side bureau with an update.

Documentary examines human cost of fashion

6/3/2015
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On Monday, police in Bangladesh filed murder charges against 41 people involved in the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory two years ago. At least 1,137 people were killed in that accident. That’s more than 1 in 3 of the workers who were there that day. That accident reignited this question: who really pays the price for our clothing? That’s the main question director Andrew Morgan asks us to consider in his documentary “The True Cost.” Joining us to discuss this aspect of the...

Duration: 00:20:34


Mayor Emanuel makes changes to Chicago Board of Education

6/2/2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is replacing four of the seven members of the Chicago Board of Education. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea joins us to explain what’s going on.

Duration: 00:06:19


Gov. Rauner proposes use of two additional runways for O’Hare

6/2/2015
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The City of Chicago is asking the FAA to postpone dismantling one of O’Hares diagonal runways. Aviation officials planned to close the runway this coming August. The request comes on the heels of a new bill before Governor Rauner, which would allow the airport to use ten runways instead of just eight. Jon Hilkevitch is the transportation reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and he joins us with details on the bill and what the city is doing to address jet-noise complaints from residents.

Duration: 00:04:44


Private helicopter industry could be returning to the Windy City

6/2/2015
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Imagine the city skyline dotted with helicopters buzzing back and forth delivering valuable documents or VIP's to important meetings. It's a system that already exists in other cities around the country, such as New York, and used to be available here. Now, a group of investors and a former Marine One helicopter pilot are bringing that service back to Chicago. Journalist, Dave McKinney, recently wrote about the story for The New York Times and he joins us with more.

Duration: 00:04:29


Projects abound for Chicago Transit Authority

6/1/2015
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The Yellow line is still down, a pilot program for Purple line express service to Evanston begins Monday, and debate continues over the Chicago Transit Authority's proposed Red and Purple Modernization project. Joining us for an update on some of what's going on with public transit is CTA spokesperson Brian Steele.

Duration: 00:04:51


EPA increase on ethanol impacts Midwest agriculture

6/1/2015
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If you thought Bears/Packers or Cubs/White Sox were big rivalries, that’s nothing compared to Big Oil vs Big Corn. The two sides are locked in a battle over the amount of ethanol to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply. The production of ethanol is vitally important to the agricultural economies of both Illinois and Indiana. The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it would increase the amount of ethanol used in gasoline but not as much as ethanol producers wanted. WBEZ’s...

Duration: 00:04:49


Chicago strives for ‘nerd’ status

6/1/2015
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Since coming into office, Mayor Emanuel has been pushing to make Chicago one of the nation’s major tech hubs. But have we succeeded in becoming a so-called “Nerdopolis?” Amy Merrick is one of the authors of the article, “Welcome to Nerdopolis”, this summer’s cover article for Capital Ideas, the research magazine for The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She joins us to discuss the state of tech in Chicago.

Duration: 00:07:38


Blackhawks head to Tampa for Stanley Cup play

6/1/2015
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The Blackhawks left for Tampa Bay on Monday to get ready for the Stanley Cup. Game One against the Lightning is Wednesday night. WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye-Stout has more.

Duration: 00:05:18


Federal legislation to ban microbeads receives bipartisan support

6/1/2015
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Those tiny scrubbing beads used in face wash and other cosmetics may soon be banned in the US. Great Lakes environmentalists have been concerned about their presence for years citing, among other concerns, fish confusing the plastic beads for food. The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 has bipartisan support including from Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, and seeks to “prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads” by January of 2018. Sherri Mason is an...

Duration: 00:05:50


Challenges of urban beekeeping

6/1/2015
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Who would steal three hives full of live bees? Someone who knows how much they’re worth, speculates beekeeper and founder of Bike a Bee, Jana Kinsman. Bee rustlers recently hit one of her hives on Chicago’s southwest side in McKinley Park. Jana joins us to talk about the value of bees and their honey amid mass bee deaths around the world.

Duration: 00:11:21


Friday Mini-Mix featuring DJ Milty Evans

5/29/2015
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Every Friday we bring you a brand new mix from the Vocalo DJ Collective, curated by DJ Jesse De La Pena. This week’s set comes from DJ Milty Evans and features soul-inspired House music.

Duration: 00:10:10


Week in Review: Dennis Hastert indicted, Chicago still most corrupt, Bears

5/29/2015
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We recap the week’s news including the developing scandal surrounding former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert; the latest developments from Springfield; and the ups-and-downs for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks.

Duration: 00:34:32


More details emerge in the Dennis Hastert indictment

5/29/2015
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Thursday afternoon we learned that former House speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, was indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI about alleged hush money he paid to someone the indictment refers to only as “Individual A.” Now, more details are starting to emerge. The New York Times is reporting that Hastert was paying someone to conceal decades-old sexual abuse that took place when he was a high school teacher and coach in suburban Chicago. Here to walk us through the legal...

Duration: 00:06:56


Gas prices are rising in Chicago, but not like last year

5/29/2015
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Gas prices in Chicago are going up. In fact, they’ve risen by seven percent in the last week alone. But even with the jump, what you’re paying at the pump is still lower than it was a year ago. Patrick DeHaan is GasBuddy.com’s Senior Petroleum Analyst for the Midwest and he joins us with more.

Duration: 00:04:24


Gov. Rauner pressures Democrats to pass his agenda items by Sunday

5/29/2015
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There’s a flurry of activity in Springfield as Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has issued Democrats an ultimatum to pass two of his agenda items by Sunday. But Democrats are saying that’s not possible. Those negotiations are just part of what’s happening in Springfield. WBEZ’s State Political reporter Tony Arnold is in Springfield and joins us for an update.

Duration: 00:05:38


Cook County Commissioner proposes plan to take on gun violence

5/29/2015
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To date this year, there have been at least 600 shootings and 140 people killed by gun violence in the Chicago. Grown weary of hearing the weekend tally of shootings and fatalities in the city, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin - who represents a portion of the West Side and west suburbs - proposed a 7-point plan to stem the tide of violence. His plan includes domestic terrorism charges against shooters and accomplices. He joins us in studio to discuss his plan.

Duration: 00:07:14


30th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival preview

5/29/2015
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The annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival kicks off Friday evening at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and runs through Sunday night. Ivy Hall is the Gospel Music Festival Programmer for the City of Chicago. She joins us with a details on this year’s fest.

Duration: 00:04:01

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