Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Afternoon Shift' Episode 125: Trying times August 10, 2012 By: Kate Dries [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #125: Trying times" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #125: Trying timesVocalo's Brian Babylon sits in for Steve Edwards.Storified by · Fri, Aug 10 2012 11:52:09On Friday's Afternoon Shift, Brian Babylon explores people and places that are going through change.First up, we learn about amosque that was burned in Joplin, Missouri, in a suspicious fire August 6.Rebuild the Joplin MosqueHelp rebuild our mosque The Joplin mosque is the centerpiece of a thriving and well-rooted community in Joplin, Missouri. It is the only ...Next, we head to the Q7 Ranch, which runs a meat CSA in Marengo, Illinois. They raise grass-fed cattle and have unique challenges that go along with dealing with this recent drought:What does a drought do to a ranch full of grass-fed cattle?We've all heard about how the drought in the Midwest has impacted the lives of farmers and their crops. To get a sense of the drought...Q7 RanchQuarter Circle Seven Ranch, or "The Q7″ is an Illinois family owned and operated, all natural, grass-fed beef cattle ranch based in Maren...Grain analyst Tim Hannagan adds more, and helps us understand today’s hectic headlines about corn & soybean prices and a potential food crisis:Report: US corn, soybean crops won't replenish stockpiles, raising food crisis fearsWASHINGTON - U.S. corn and soybean crops have been slashed even more than expected by the worst drought in half a century and will fail t...Another Food Crisis Looms Driven By Soaring Grains And Sugar Prices, UN Agency WarnsGlobal hike in food prices last month due to unfavorable weather conditions, compounded by exporting nations placing restrictions and imp...U.S. drought, food prices fan fears of new crisisROME/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Global alarm over a potential repeat of the 2008 food crisis escalated after data showed food prices had jumped ...For the 3@3: Reggie Ponder and Nasha Robinson join us.And Nazr Mohammed, newly-acquired Bull and hometown hooper, comes in to talkOn my way to Chicago for my fundraiser on August 24th to be on WBEZ radio with host Brian Babylon...Nazr MohammedBulls continue bench overhaul, add MohammedESPNChicago.com The Chicago Bulls announced the signing of veteran center and Chicago native Nazr Mohammed on Friday. A 14-year veteran, ... Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in The BEZ What does a drought do to grass-fed cattle? Next post in The BEZ Where popular culture, art and costumery meet commerce View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Discussing Nelson Mandela in Room 215 Young man finds new hope after HIV diagnosis The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers'