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Aug. 22, 2012

'Afternoon Shift' #132: Disease

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On Wednesday's Afternoon Shift we've got disease on the brain. With West Nile, swine flu and bird flu making headlines, we learn more about past, present and future efforts to prevent pandemics.
I'm pretty sure it isn't exactly like this:
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For today's 3@3 WBEZ Music Blogger (and co-host of Sound Opinions) Jim DeRogatis and Kathy Chaney, Editor of the Chicago Defender join us for our daily review panel.
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Later in the show we talk with the young Chicago filmmakers producing a web series for HBO:
Single, young and in Chicago? Make a TV showWhat to do when you're fresh out of college? Write a digital short and get it picked up by HBO, of course.