Afternoon Shift

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May. 29, 2012

On Tuesday's Afternoon Shift we celebrate the folks who go the distance, despite the difficulty they encounter. First we introduce the new phase of our Front & Center project. This phase focuses on literacy and kicks off by looking at illiterate adults who undertake the huge effort of learning to read.

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Then the band King of Prussia perform live in our studios- after moving their lives all the way from Athens, Georgia to Chicago.

We look ahead to this fall's Chicago Marathon by talking with "Coach Brendan" Cournane. He explains how anyone can turn themselves into a marathon man.

Finally, we look into the mind of Alan Mulally, the top man at Fort Motors who chose the more difficult path of refusing the bailout and somehow still managed to rebuild his company and the brand. Author Bryce Hoffman joins us for this discussion about an American icon.