Afternoon Shift

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Jul. 31, 2012

Monday's Afternoon Shift run-down:

BGA – Andy Shaw and Alden Loury of the Better Government Association join us for another edition of “Why Does It Seem Local Government Is Run By Nitwits, and What Can We Do About It”.   Your calls, tweets, emails encouraged.

Gov. Quinn – IL Gov Pat Quinn joins us by phone to talk about the special legislative session he called for to try to tackle pension reform

3@3 – WBEZ’s Justin Kaufmann and Marcus Gilmer of AV Club run down 3 of the big stories trending in the newsiverse today.

Stella Foster – After 43 years at the Sun Times-as the woman behind Kup’s Column (in the later years) and as a columnist with her own byline, Foster is waving bye-bye to her readers and her daily deadlines.

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