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Afternoon Shift: Tackling tough stuff
February 19, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#253: A little night music
Former Bear, current free agent Israel Idonije and Vocalo's Brian Babylon help us sort through the latest stories.
· Tue, Feb 19 2013 10:49:44
Brian & Izzy:
has been an anchor on the Bears defense for nearly a decade. But it’s the issues he’s tackling off the field, through the
Israel Idonije Foundation
, that’s leaving a lasting impact on underserved communities in Chicago, Winnipeg and Nigeria. The unrestricted free agent and
join Rick to discuss mentorship in the context of Chicago’s increasingly violent climate.
Springfield Gun Panel
: The first of two Illinois House judiciary committee public hearings on gun safety began Tuesday in Springfield. House Speaker Michael Madigan said the hearings would allow gun-rights supporters, gun-control advocates and police to offer their views and argue their cases—but as our statehouse reporter
explains, it appears to be another gathering of the usual suspects.
: Jazz singer
will be performing with her quartet at the Jazz Showcase on February 26—she gives
The Afternoon Shift
a preview of her act.
and his family came to the United States as political exiles back in the late 1980s. Gallab, who performs as
with his band, was only six when they arrived. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, the Gallab family surrounded itself with music. He eventually gravitated toward punk rock, and set up in Ohio. He’s toured with some big names in indie rock, including Caribou, Of Montreal and Yeasayer. You can hear threads of indie rock, punk, jazz and Sudanese music in that of his band Sinkane. Their complex blend of styles fits perfectly with the ever-burgeoning Brooklyn scene, where Ahmed currently lives. He’ll chat and perform with Sinkane on
The Afternoon Shift
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