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Afternoon Shift: State of the state
February 6, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift' #244: State of the state
New WBEZ bloggers Leah Pickett & and Nico Lang share their reactions to Gov. Quinn's State of the State address and other stories in the news. Then we'll have a historic lightening round of 'Curious City' and a Chicago burlesque queen too! Plus, Julie Ma of the Chinese Fine Arts Society stops by.
· Wed, Feb 06 2013 10:55:31
are new to the WBEZ blog team--but they weren't born yesterday. They share their thoughts on the legacy of
, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, and Gov. Quinn's State of the State address. WBEZ statehouse reporter Tony Arnold joins the discussion from Springfield.
Rep. Danny Davis on the floor paying tribute to the late Rep. Cardiss Collins (D-Ill) http://roll.cl/11WhnQhRoll Call
Quinn says Sen Lightford is doing the right thing calling for $10/hour minimum wageTony Arnold
The Boy Scouts of America’s board on Wednesday delayed, until May, a vote on whether or not the organization will lift its national ban on gaymembers. Meanwhile, a bill supporting marriage equality in Illinois cleared a hurdle Tuesday. Pickett and Lang discuss the evolving narrative around LGBTQ issues.
Vote to End Ban on Gay Scouts Is on Board Meeting AgendaBut the undercurrents of the debate - a drop in participation in the Scouts over the last decade and a deep division between conservative...
#MarriageEquality is a matter of fairness & equal rights under the law. I look forward to working SB10 through both houses ASAP. #TwillGovernor Pat Quinn
A lot of disbanded musical acts are, well, getting the band back together--from My Bloody Valentine to The Postal Service. Pickett noted the uptick in reunions in a r
ecent blog post
. WBEZ blogger
joins the act to share his thoughts.
Was @pitchforkmedia trolling @JimDeRogatis by booking @rkelly? Is this payback for Odd Future-gate?!?!?! http://bit.ly/VAUh0XAndrew Gill
Curious City Cleanup Crew
: With so many curious questions coming in, the
gang decided they'd try a rapid-fire round with WBEZ history blogger
and cartographer--and uber-
commenter (he's commented on 72 questions)--
Stump our #Chicago history buffs! Call in with a question: 1-888-789-7752. Might get your Q answered on @WBEZ tomorrow! http://pic.twitter.com/7MY0zdj5Curious City
Award-winning burlesque performer Michelle L'Amour, the "reigning queen of bump and grind," will celebrate 10 years of titillating entertainment this Valentine's Day with an anniversary performance at Park West. She gives Rick a PG preview.
Michelle L'amour in "Shower With Affection"franky vivid
: In anticipation of the Chinese New Year on Sunday, Julie Ma of the
Chinese Fine Arts Society
The Afternoon Shift
. Many events are planned over the course of the 15-day holiday, including dance, music and martial arts performances from local Chinese folk artists. Ma previews the festivities.
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