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Afternoon Shift: Picking up the pieces
February 25, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#257: Picking up the pieces
Elysabeth Alfano, creator of Fear No Art, and blogger Jenina Nunez join us to sift through the day's stories, including a look at how violence effects Chicago's culture. We'll also learn how federal budget cuts will effect Illinois, talk with the group Chicago Survivors and discover Student Express.
· Mon, Feb 25 2013 12:17:15
The Day Today
, creator and host of Fear No Art’s
, blog editor and external communications manager for McDonald’s, discuss the news of the day. Together they’ll look at the relationship between violence and culture, ethnicity and identity, food, Oscar culture and much more.
Chris Jones column on artists and gun violenceIf people do not feel safe, the cultural jewels of the city are in jeopardy A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Brya...
CPS considers boosting sex edPlan would teach students about sexual orientation for first time Chicago Public Schools is considering a new sex education program that ...
Chef Homaro Cantu Touts the Miracle Berry in New BookCrazy? More like crazy like a fox! Michelin star chef Homaro Cantu, renowned for his mad-scientist approach to cooking at his Chicago res...
"Kristen Stewart looks like she was hit by a bus and put in a dress." -Karen Stump, Fashion & Merch. #oscarsCSULBJovanna Madrigal
American Dud: Seth MacFarlane's Awkward OscarsIn the run up to Sunday's Oscars, ABC promoted the broadcast as: "Finally! An Oscars the guys can enjoy!" What did that mean, exactly? Ju...
: Poet and musician
died unexpectedly this morning—Hernandez and Street Sounds, his ensemble group, joined us on
The Afternoon Shift
just two weeks ago. We’ll listen back to a bit of that performance in tribute.
David Hernandez and Street Sounds perform liveDavid Hernandez and Street Sounds set urban spoken word to a multi-cultural blend of American, Latin and Caribbean roots music (blues, ja...
If Congress can’t agree on how to reduce the country’s deficit by Friday, the Budget Control Act will take action for them. That’s when the dreaded “sequester” kicks in, triggering federal cuts to the tune of $85 billion dollars over the next seven months
. New York Times
and WBEZ state politics reporter
join us to explain the real-life ramifications these cuts would have and how likely they are to occur.
Sequestration May Hit Capitol Hill Staffers Where It Really HurtsMembers of Congress nearly uniformly decry the threat of sequestration and the effect that $109 billion in automatic spending cuts next y...
is an emerging citywide network of compassion to respond to families who lose loved ones to violence.
, founder of
Chicago's Citizens for Change
, mother of Derrion Albert, both lost sons to violence. They’ll join
Rev. Susan Johnson
of Hyde Park Union Church, to share what it’s like to survive.
Introducing Chicago Survivorsurbandolorosa
as an outlet where Chicago school children could express themselves and read about other children's lives and experiences. She believes that by seeing their work in print, children gain confidence and pride, helping to keep them on the right path. Swittal and her colleague,
, talk about the pro.
Resident Hopes to Connect CPS Students Through Arts Publication - DNAinfo.com ChicagoLINCOLN PARK - What started 20 years ago as a small black and white 'zine' of art, poetry and writings by the children of Cabrini Green h...