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Afternoon Shift: On the front lines
February 22, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#256: On the front lines
Eric Zorn and Neil Steinberg unpack today's biggest stories, including the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death and Chicago's poor Forbes ranking. We also talk with Bob Wolf about his new book, find about WWII's Ghost Army, and hear from musician Nick Tremulis.
· Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:36:16
The Day Today:
review the week’s news and their most recent columns—the first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death to Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday, respectively. And we’ll bring you all the exciting news from what Forbes recently deemed the fourth most miserable city, sweet home Chicago.
A year later, Trayvon Martin case murkier than everThe simple story - cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the "crime" of walking while ...
ONE YEAR LATER: join parents of Trayvon Martin for #MillionHoodies Candlelight Vigil. 2.26 Union Square NYC 6PM http://twitpic.com/c5p0ac RTMichael Skolnik
Nicolaus Copernicus's 540th birthday: Through the eyes of a modern astronomer http://on.natgeo.com/YF1SdINational Geographic
Chicago named the 4th most miserable city in the U.S. by Forbes. "BUT AT LEAST WE BEAT DETROIT!" says that one guy. http://trib.in/WZOHaURedEye Chicago
Here We Go Again; Chicago Still Among Forbes' "Most Miserable Cities"It's becoming an annual tradition, and one Chicago residents can't be proud of. Forbes Magazine again listed Chicago among its 10 Most Mi...
joins us to talk about his new book,
, but also his work helping such "everyday folk" as the homeless and day laborers, farmers and teachers, college students and commercial fishermen tell their stories through his writing workshops.
Grand TallyAVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAYMKGW SUMMARY Grand Tally, the worldʼs foremost mapmaker, deliberately issu...
: A top-secret military unit, loaded with young artists, using inflatable tanks, sound effects and impersonation to con Hitler’s legions during World War II. That’s the remarkable story told in
The Ghost Army
, which will be broadcast on PBS in May but having a Chicago fundraiser/screening on Sunday afternoon at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
The Ghost ArmyIn June 1944, a secret U.S. Army unit went into action in Normandy. The weapons they deployed were decidedly unusual: hundreds of infla...
Long a star on the local musical scene,
has played with such other stars Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Maceo Parker, Rick Danko, Marianne Faithfull and beat poet Gregory Corso. He stops by
The Afternoon Shift
for some music and a chat in advance of the
Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra
hosting a live
Monday at City Winery.
I''ll be a guest on Rick Kogan's excellent news show, the Afternoon Shift, at 3:30 today on WBEZ talking about the new album and show this coming Monday at City Winery. Will also be playing a song or two. Tune in!Nicholas Tremulis