Afternoon Shift

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Jun. 22, 2012

On Friday's Afternoon Shift we cover things that took a break from the spotlight and are now stepping back into the limelight.

First, we have a guest host today- Alison Cuddy, former host of Eight Forty-Eight.

She begins by discussing the Chicago River. It's been down for a long time, but a new exhibition at the Bridgehouse Museum features proposed designs from architecture students for redeveloping a stretch of the river. What will it take to make it a viable resource for Chicagoans?

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Next Chicago Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg and WGN’s Ana Belavel join us to go over the top news stories of the week in our review panel.

Our own boss, Torey Malatia, talks about our big announcement from this morning- Chicago Public Media has acquired the signal of community station Radio Arte. He explains the relationship between that station and our Vocalo sister station.

Finally Dinosaur Jr, one of the central bands of the early nineties alternative music explosion, are preparing to release their third album since reuniting in 2005. The original line-up of J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Emmett "Murph" Murphy are in Chicago to perform at Green Music Festival on Saturday. They join us for a look back over their long career.