Listen to the Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Attending a Bulls Game on The Afternoon Shift.
I was fortunate enough to attend last night’s Bulls game against the Milwaukee Bucks— the word fortune being key because that’s how much it costs to take in a ball game nowadays. Pauper that I am, it’s been a while since I’ve been to the United Center, so I was totally unprepared for the cost and the sensory overload. Lucky for you, I’m sharing what you should know before you suit up for a game.
1. It’s outrageously expensive: Be sure to bring a couple of Benjamins because if you want to see the game without a pair of binoculars around your neck, it’ll cost you more than $100 to get in the door. Once you’re in—Lord, have mercy.
Listen to Tom Green talk with Steve Edwards on Afternoon Shift
For a time in the late nineties, Tom Green was an inescapable part of mainstream media- so much so that he actually married Drew Barrymore. He had a talk show on MTV and starred in a few movies, including Freddy Got Fingered.
He was sidelined in 2000 by testicular cancer. Though his special documenting his operation won critical acclaim, Green wasn't able to make other TV show efforts stick.
In 2006 he started a TV show on TomGreen.com and did comedy and music with high-profile guests for five years until putting it on hiatus in 2011. He's been doing stand-up comedy on the road since 2010. He performs at Zanie's in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, then the St. Charles location on Saturday. First he talks with Steve Edwards on Afternoon Shift.
In the course of a career there are always ups and downs. On Thursday's Afternoon Shift we talk about second acts from the world of comedy, politics and corner stores. Here's today's gameplan straight from director Jason Marck.
Listen to Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele discuss their picks on Eight Forty-Eight
Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele have been rocking your world every Thursday this month, with a whole half-hour dedicated to their favorite music by black musicians. And luckily for you, even though Black History Month is almost over, they'll continue sharing their favorite tunes every Thursday going forward. (Next week's selections will be on the theme of numbers.)
But first: Tony explains how difficult it was for him to pick the right cuts for Richard week to week. Then, Richard shares what he surprised Tony with today.
Music is my bones. Growing up there was always music in our house, from Trini Lopez belting out "If I Had Hammer," to The Temptations' latest hit. So for me, the idea of celebrating the contributions of African-Americans using music was as natural as doing the bump with Michelle Washington and Tavares at a dance at Longfellow School in Oak Park school in 1974.
I don’t know about Richard Steele, but coming up with songs was a difficult task, only because of the half-hour time constraint.
The late, great Steve Jobs would have been 57 years old this Thursday Feb. 24.
So in honor of the Apple founder’s birthday I have this ode to the entrepreneur.
Whereas most of us are focused on the present, entrepreneurs are focused on the unknown, the unimagined. They create ideas and visions outside the limits of the moment, and see things as they’re going to be, not just as they are or have been.
Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly,and the author of several books, including My Job, My Self and Seeking the Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher.