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Afternoon Shift #283: Starting fresh
April 2, 2013
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Afternoon Shift #283: Starting fresh
Poet Coya Paz and tech guru Neal Sales-Griffin join Niala Boodhoo to sort through the day's top stories, including the Internet sales tax. Niala also looks at real estate issues in Albany Park, speaks with anti-violence crusader Lupe Fiasco and talks about preservation with Lee Bey.
· Tue, Apr 02 2013 11:42:32
The Day Today
takes the host's chair for the month of April. Today Niala sifts through today's news with help from poet and educator
The Starter League
. They tackle Sen. Mark Kirk’s reversed stance on same-sex marriage, “wildings” on Michigan Avenue and Gov. Quinn’s trade mission to Mexico. WBEZ education reporter Becky Vevea also stops by to discuss why there is no clear measure of demand for Chicago charter schools.
Mark Kirk becomes second GOP senator to back gay marriageA second Republican senator has announced his support for gay marriage, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) joining Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). K...
City Touts Lower Homicide Stats, But Context Reveals Return To NormalCity officials on Monday suggested Chicago's safer than it's been in 50 years. In reality, the first quarter of the year is simply a retu...
28 Arrested In Mob Attacks On Mag Mile, Red LineThe warmest day of the year so far brings hundreds of teens to Michigan Avenue. Police are calling it 'mob action'. CBS 2 is learning abo...
Durbin, Quinn push for Internet sales tax crackdownSome local stores say 'showrooming' is putting them out of business or they're being undercut by online buyers who try to bargain for pri...
Pat Quinn to visit Mexico CityGov. Pat Quinn's administration says he will visit Mexico City next week on a trade mission.
How much demand is there for Chicago charter schools? No one knows.Charter advocates and even the Chicago Tribune editorial board say 19,000 kids are on charter school waiting lists in the city. There&rsq...
examines foreclosures, tenant rights and health care issues in Albany Park with the Northwest Side neighborhood’s council president,
Albany Park Neighbors Want to Tackle Condo Issues - DNAinfo.com ChicagoALBANY PARK - With a stated mission of improving the quality of life in Albany Park, the Albany Park Neighbors are tackling one of the cu...
Project Orange Tree
: The seed for Project Orange Tree was planted at a recent community forum organized by the Lupe Fiasco Foundation, wherein young people spoke with each other about violence in Chicago. The forum spawned an awareness campaign, led by teens. Organizers, like Lindholm Math & Science Academy senior
s, chose the color orange because just as hunters wear the color to warn other hunters not to shoot, they too want to say, “Don’t Shoot!” Rapper, activist and West Side native
and James discuss their efforts with
Lupe Fiasco supports 'Project Orange Tree' to combat violence -By LUPE FIASCO Lupe Fiasco | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times 'America is violence." This trio of words was recently spoken to a crowded theater o...
#PuttingOnForMyCity #ProjectOrangeTree @Pro_OrangeTree#Day1 http://pic.twitter.com/gWKtrHFrZmLupe Fiasco
Preservation, NY Style:
Wall Street Journal
Mayor Michael Bloomberg New York’s most preservation-minded leader ever.
, whom Bloomberg appointed to chair the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission 10 years ago, has put an emphasis on preserving districts over individual buildings. Tierney joins host
to explain his approach, and WBEZ architecture blogger
compares New York’s efforts to Chicago’s.
Preserving history, or the 1 percent?If Amy Poehler's peppy, can-do bureaucrat is the soul of "Parks and Recreation," it's easy to picture the star of a show about a historic...
Mayor of #Preservation: #Bloomberg Is Tops on Historic Designations ow.ly/jFass via @wsj #NYCsteven pedigo