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Jul. 18, 2012

By now most obsessive fans of Breaking Bad have probably caught up on the season five premeire from Sunday. As we got up to speed on the show, the real world issues surrounding crystal meth use stuck with us. That's why episode 109 of Afternoon Shift takes a close look at how meth is affecting the midwest.

Our review panel this Wednesday consists of Vocalo's Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discussing the most water cooler-worthy stories in the news.

In our weekly Curious City check-in we learn about an innovative approach to getting Chicago drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

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Finally, novelist Colson Whitehead stops by to discuss his post-apocalyptic zombie novel, Zone One.