Afternoon Shift

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May. 24, 2012

On Thursday's Afternoon Shift we look at seasons beginning and ending. First up- we're officially past the freezing point, so it's time for all out gardening to begin. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fornier joins us with advice on how to plan and plant your summer gardens.

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Next we welcome an English folk rock band whose name is a form of seasonal change- Dry the River.

In Thursday's 3@3 one of the topics is the highs and lows of the just completed TV season.

Then Rob Wildeboer reflects on Patrick Fitzgerald closing out the season of his life spent as a U.S. Attorney.

We pause to mark the approaching close of the NBA season and ask why some small market teams (like the Spurs and the Thunder) rise to the top while others languish in obscurity.

Finally, public media man Tavis Smiley joins us to talk about his latest book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. To everything: turn, turn, turn.