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Afternoon Shift: Uneasy access
February 26, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#258: Uneasy access
Blogger Julie Vassilatos and community organizer Leesa Albert join us to discuss food deserts, school closings and much more. We'll also check in with the same-sex marriage fight in Springfield, hear from author Michael Hainey and discover a service that helps Chicago students in trouble.
· Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:38:28
The Day Today:
Hyde Park residents
have more than their zip code in common—both are mothers to a child with special needs. Vassilatos, editor of the blog
“Cook's County: Urban Stories of Food and Life
”, and Albert, a community organizer, join us to discuss the day’s news and how it relates to their lives and work. We’ll also hear from
State Rep. Dan Brady
who sponsored a bill to gain insurance coverage for hearing aids. And, we’ll also talk with a Northwestern professor,
, who is voluntarily crunching the numbers around CPS school closings.
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Are food deserts just a mirage?"The South Side really has so much beauty," she told me. "The old buildings, the lakefront." "I'm acclimated to the neighborhood now. But...
School closings: Combining CPS schools could pose security challengeWhen KIPP charter school was given space inside Penn elementary in North Lawndale nearly four years ago, charter students were bused from...
: As Illinois lawmakers consider a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, we speak to Harvard Law professor
Michael J. Klarman
, the author of
From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
The House Committee hearing on the marriage bill begins at 3 today! Help make sure it advances to the House floor: http://bit.ly/VKPk7lEquality Illinois
Mapping The Road 'From The Closet To The Altar' : NPRDuring a college visit to Colorado in September, Ruth Bader Ginsburg told students that she expects to rule this coming term on the Defen...
, deputy editor of GQ, explores his newspaperman father’s mysterious death in his new book,
After Visiting Friends
'After Visiting Friends' by Michael HaineyMichael Hainey's mother taught him about Michael Corleone. She loved "The Godfather," and her favorite scene was its last one. She explai...
24-Hour Crisis Care
The Comprehensive Community Based Services Program
is a 24-hour crisis intervention program that covers every community in the state. CCBYS helps youth age 11-17 who are in danger -- locked out of their homes, runaways, or involved in other status offenses that place them at risk of involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. We’ll speak with
, chief executive officer of
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
, clinical director at Alternatives, Inc., and
, the executive director & CEO of the
Youth Services Project
, about the program and the need for 24-hour care.