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Mar. 28, 2012

Chicago's longtime top chef, Charlie Trotter, took many by surprise when he announced his recent move to leave his restaurant and return to grad school. We talk with him and others involved in surprise moves on today's show. Here are the details straight from director Jason Marck.

Listen to the first hour of the show

 

NATO- Nicholas Burns, former U.S. permanent representative to NATO and now Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government talks about the future of the military alliance.    

Kishi Bashi- Musician K Ishibashi (Jupiter One, Of Montreal, Regina Spektor) is touring to support a new solo project, and joins us in the studio for some tunes and conversation.

3 @ 3- Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune reporter) and WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo (reporter, serious tweeter) join us to talk about today's ‘stories of the moment’.  

Listen to the second hour of the show

 

Pfleger- The Irreverent Reverend, the Fiery Friar, Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church led community members Sunday in a vigil for slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. We talk with Father Pfleger about his efforts to raise awareness about youth violence.

Clever Apes- Gabe Spitzer freaks us out. Shocking, right?  This time it’s about  Prions.  They’re not a germ, or a virus, or a fungus.  But man, they can mess you up in a serious mad-cow kinda way.  What are they? Where are they?  Will you ever be able to sleep again?

Charlie Trotter- The famed chef and restaurateur is closing shop for now to pursue a master’s in Philosophy and Political Theory. He joins Steve Edwards to talk about his surprising decision.

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