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Afternoon Shift: Sacred Heart arrests, immigration legislation and Curious City
April 17, 2013
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Afternoon Shift #294: Home free
Journalist Hal Weitzman and Nina Metz help us tackle the day's top stories, including mysterious mail in the Capitol and claims of abuse at Sacred Heart. We'll also talk with immigration attorney Moises Hernandez about the new immigration legislation filed today and check in with Curious City.
· Wed, Apr 17 2013 12:19:33
The Day Today:
join Niala to try and make sense of the day’s sobering news. They follow the latest developments from the investigation into the Boston Marathon attacks and discuss the disturbing reports that ricin was detected in letters sent to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker and that a suspicious piece of mail was found in a regional office of Sen. Carl Levin. The trio also weighs in on claims that Chicago’s Sacred Heart has been performing unnecessary surgeries. Weitzman, currently the editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Booth School publication
, ruminates on former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thather’s funeral and the recent Venezuelan elections. And, Metz ponders why, despite our obsession with all things digital, Chicago has embraced old-fashioned live storytelling.
I'll be on @WBEZ today from 2-3p talking about whatever the hell these good people want to talk about.Nina Metz
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For Curious City, producers
don their lab coats and investigate whether the first sustained nuclear reaction left the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field radioactive.
.@WBEZCuriousCity asks: is Stagg Field - #Chicago site of Enrico #Fermi's 1st #nuclear chain reaction - #radioactive? wbez.org/series/curious…RadioActive! Blog
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