Afternoon Shift

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Jul. 10, 2012

On our 103rd episode we ask the question always on everyone's minds: why?

First, in a reprisal of our segment from last month, we invite the Better Government Association to field your questions on why government works the way it does.

In our 3@3 review panel, David Bernstein of Chicago magazine and Brigid Sweeney of Crain’s Chicago Business join us to talk about why certain stories are bigger than others.

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Then we look at the Tribune's recent series on flame retardants. Why are there so many of them in our home?

Finally, Rev. Jesse Jackson joins us for an in-depth interview. We ask him why his son is so tired these days.