WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Afternoon Shift: Harper High
February 15, 2013
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We team up with This American Life for an in-depth look at how violence as effected Harper High School with WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton and TAL producer Ben Calhoun. Community activist Phillip Jackson stops by, we get a show from the band Gold Fields and Broadway hit Liz Callaway chats about the biz.
· Fri, Feb 15 2013 11:57:41
This weekend and next,
This American Life
will devote two full episodes to the violence affecting Harper High School in Chicago. Last school year, 29 current and recent Harper students were shot. Twenty-one were wounded; eight died. WBEZ education reporter
This American Life
tell us about their months-long effort.
The weight of the city's violence, on one school principalThe weight of the city’s struggle with violence falls heavier on some than on others. One person shouldering a lot is the principal...
: We’ll go to CLTV’s live coverage of President Obama’s remarks at Hyde Park Academy.
Obama wraps State of Union speech tour in ChicagoDuring remarks Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Obama will take up proposals to raise the federal minimum wage and pair businesses...
is a child of Altgeld Gardens who went on to serve the city in a number of capacities, from head of the CHA to the Chief of Education. After later serving as President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago for one year, he elected in 2002 to devote himself fulltime to the organization he founded in 1996,
The Black Star Project
. The community group is dedicated to improving the lives of blacks and Latinos in Chicago. He’ll react to the president’s remarks—and the city’s handling of violence.
: Australian elctro-rock band Gold Fields bring their lightning-fast percussion and over-the-top performances to Chicago Friday night with a show at Lincoln Hall. They'll stop by
The Afternoon Shift
for a preview and a chat.
: Broadway sister act
and Ann Hampton Callaway will perform Saturday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The ladies stop by for a little song and dance.