Afternoon Shift


A daily conversation about news, culture and ideas.

Jul. 09, 2012

On our 102nd episode, we take stock of our surroundings at the midpoint of the year.

First we check on the economy- is it recovering? Is it recovering, but too slowly? Are things actually getting worse? We seek answers from Brian Battle of Performance Trust Capital Partners and Adolfo Laurenti of Mesirow Financial.

Our 3@3 review panel, today consisting of Rummana Hussein and Lee Bey, consider the three most interesting stories in the news today.

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Then our education desk shares the story of Harper High School, whose principal reflects on the last 13 months: 27 current or former students shot, 8 dead.

Finally, we talk with the guys behind Redmoon Theatre to find out what kind of change they hope to accomplish through performance art.