Afternoon Shift

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Jul. 19, 2012

On Thursday's Afternoon Shift (episode 110) we focus on leaders and how they affect us.

First Austan Goolsbee, former economic advisor to President Barack Obama and University of Chicago professor, shares his take on the Chicago job market. Are bosses hiring more now that the economy is somewhat stabilized?

Al Gini joins us to talk about the leadership lessons to be gleaned from the Battle of Gettysburg.

Our 3 @ 3 review panel talks about the polarizing statements made by the leader of Chick-Fil-A.

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Our debrief covers the government counterstrike in Syria. We speak with foreign correspondent Steve Franklin, a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, has been along the Syrian-Turkish border in Turkey reporting on effects of the violence on refugees, and joins us by phone for an update on the situation there.

Finally actor, playwright and director Regina Taylor joins us for a discussion about her play Crowns, now back at the Goodman Theatre.