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Afternoon Shift: Stopping traffic
April 11, 2013
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Afternoon Shift #290: Stopping traffic
'Front & Center' continues with a look at gun trafficking. We talk with Michael Puente about the Gun Skyway, discuss FOID with Al Keefe and Superintendent McCarthy takes your calls. We'll also take a trip to Dolton, hear from dance collective Flyspace and talk politics with the Best Game In Town.
· Thu, Apr 11 2013 11:37:36
continues its weeklong examination of gun laws with a look at firearms trafficking. Recent studies suggest a third of all guns used in crimes committed in Cook County come from Indiana. For
Front & Center
looks at what is being done on this side of the border to slow the flow of illegal weapons traveling the Gun Skyway. Chicago Police Superintendent
answers listener questions about gun trafficking in Chicago. WBEZ reporter
talks about what it takes to obtain—and revoke—Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards in Illinois. To join the conversation, call
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A Day In The Life:
Dolton, Illinois, the first suburb south of the city limits, is struggling with high rates of foreclosure and violence. Despite its big-city problems, residents are hopeful – especially after the election of a new mayor – that things can turn around. WBEZ web producer
visited Dolton earlier this week. She and
join Niala to discuss the village’s politics, history and best baked goods
Chicago dance companies The Dance COLEctive, Hedwig Dances, Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and Zephyr Dance, each helmed by a female artistic director, have formed a new partnership called FlySpace to connect and engage audiences through contemporary dance.
of Zephyr and
of the Dance COLEctive discuss their collaboration and whether it can serve as a model for the arts.
Same Planet Different World at the Pritzker Pavillion #flyspaceJason Hess
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Best Game in Town:
Springfield is coming back in session. Some of the big issues the General Assembly may, or may not, tackle are gay marriage, gun control and gambling. As we look ahead to the coming political season, who are the candidates and races to watch? Two partisan experts,
of progessive consulting firm
and Republican strategist
, give Niala the breakdown, including a who’s who in the upcoming gubernatorial primary.
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