Afternoon Shift

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May. 03, 2012

On Thursday's Afternoon Shift we talk about a variety of uphill battles. First it's NATO protests- it doesn't look like it will be easy to have your message heard by world leaders during the conference, so we're asking the protest organizers how far they're planning to go. Then we look at the challenge of living downtown during NATO. It probably won't be pretty.

The Bulls have an almost impossible task before them right now: winning an NBA title without their biggest star. Cheryl Raye-Stout talks about that uphill battle and the increasingly urgent effort to make football safe.

Finally we talk with Jim Kirk, the new editor in chief of the struggling Chicago Sun-Times. How does he plan to turn things around at "the bright one"?

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