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TheDay Today: Apair of eternal optimists help us see the world through a more positive prism.Art “Chat Daddy” Sims, relationship guru and entertainment contributor forWCIU, The U, and Stephanie Hart, owner of the Brown Sugar Bakery in GreaterGrand Crossing, join Rick Kogan for the hour. They talk about howviolence, the media and the economy has reshaped their neighborhoods—and how inspite of it all, they see a brighter future within reach. Also, Chicago Tribune transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch discusses the latest on the CTA’s new Ventra fare card.
HomelessDeath: Thedebate over how welcome the homeless are in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood tooka tragic turn when the body of a homeless man was found outside a health clinicin the 46th Ward this month. Just days before his death, the man spokewith WBEZ’s Odette Yousef – and raised the alarm about evictions that he andother homeless were subjected to under a new alderman’s watch.
SOSFoster Care:Almost 10 years ago, a rare oasis developed around 76th Street andParnell Avenue. The SOS Children’s Village aims to help children whose worldhas been turned upside down by parental abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is aplace wheresiblings from the same family can live with foster parents whose full-time jobwill be to raise them. Afternoon Shift learns about the Village and its connection to thesurrounding Auburn-Gresham community from its CEO, Tim McCormick, and SOSalum Tarek.