Afternoon Shift

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A daily conversation about news, culture and ideas.

Jun. 13, 2012

On Wednesday's Afternoon Shift we talk with people who orchestrate different things in one way or another.

First Mason Bates is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's current Composer in Residence. He joins us to talk about his approach to classical music and how he hopes to attract younger listeners.

Our review panel for this show consists of Molly Adams and Brian Babylon- the orchestrators of Vocalo's Morning AMp show.

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Then we talk about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's latest orchestrated maneuver- getting the Bulls to move their practice facility from Deerfield to Chicago.

Curious City is a new project of WBEZ that crowdsources its editorial agenda and makes the reporting process transparent. The maestro behind the project, Jennifer Brandel, joins Afternoon Shift to talk about the project.

Finally we welcome the judge who presided over both of former Governor Rod Blagojevich's trials (among many others), Judge James Zagel.