Afternoon Shift

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Mar. 30, 2012

Friday on Afternoon Shift we talk about getting into choosy high schools, the debate over a new airport and selective memory of a certain Chicago brawl.

The specifics:

Listen to the first hour of the show

 

Magnets and Selective Enrollments- As students find out whether or not they’ve been admitted to Chicago Public Schools' selective enrollment and magnet schools, CPS executive director of access and enrollment Katie Ellis and WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton take your questions on the admission process and the schools themselves. Call 312-923-9239 to join the conversation.

The 3@3- Tribune editorial’s Steve Chapman and Sun Times columnist John Fountain join us for their take on the biggest news stories of the week.

Listen to the second hour of the show

 

Peotone- Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to get some ground moving -- literally and symbolically. Recently he invited supporters to join him  for what he calls a “people’s ground breaking” at a prospective airport in Peotone.  WBEZ’s Michael Puente reports.

Culture- WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy updates on some of the big cultural stories of the week.

Wisconsin- NPR’s David Schaper joins us from Madison for the latest on the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and the upcoming primary election.

Koschman Case- The Sun Times' Chris Fusco takes us through the details of the case involving the 2004 death of David Koschman, from complications that arose allegedly from a punch from RJ Vanecko, the nephew of Mayor Daley. Details of the case are have been under scrutiny for years.

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