Afternoon Shift

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Jun. 07, 2012

On Thursday's Afternoon Shift we have a number of legacies on the table for discussion.

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First, our house band for the day, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, are the keepers of a certain swath of Chicago's Blues legacy.

David Axelrod is key to President Obama extending his legacy into a second term. He joins us to talk about his political career as well as a cause close to his heart- epilepsy research.

The Chicago Tribune is close to emerging from bankruptcy. We look into the city's biggest legacy media company and ask what the future holds for this struggling behemoth.

There was a time when the U.S. produced many of the world's top tennis players. As the French Open wraps up this weekend, we have clear evidence that's no longer the case. The Vice President of the U.S. Tennis Association, Katrina Adams, joins us from France to talk about our legacy in the tennis world.

Finally, comedian Stephan Merchant created quite a legacy for himself with the original version of The Office. That show, which Merchant co-created with Ricky Gervais, has been re-created in eight different countries! We talk with him before his Chicago show next week.