Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Afternoon Shift' #180: Scare tactics October 31, 2012 By: Katie O'Brien [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #180: Scare tactics" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #180: Scare tacticsIn honor of Halloween, we explore the root of our fears, which biologist Rob Dunn says are much deeper than childhood trauma. "Curious City" explores voting machine security. And Rick sits down with the new Cook County Medical Examiner, Stephen Cina.Storified by · Wed, Oct 31 2012 14:28:39What Haunts Us by WBEZRick Kogan starts our Halloween episode off right with a recounting of an eerie Chicago ghost story.Carved Up #halloween #pumpkin #jackolantern #carvingbrendan-cWBEZ Pritzker fellow Lewis Wallace asked people on Navy Pier what they're afraid of...scare crows, monsters, the dark, creepy white vans...OH MY!What are you afraid of? WBEZ's Lewis Wallace asks Navy Pier-goers by WBEZWBEZ Pritzker fellow Lewis Wallace asked people on Navy Pier what they're afraid of...scare crows, monsters, the dark, creepy white vans....Ickworth Park (NT) 09-09-2012Karen RoeWhy We’re Scared - The root of our fears are much deeper than a childhoodtrauma. Biologist Rob Dunn says humans’ fear response comes from millions ofyears spent running from predators.Why we're scared, professor Rob Dunn explains by WBEZThe root of our fears are much deeper than a childhood trauma. Biologist Rob Dunn says humans' fear response comes from millions of years...Anxious? Blame the Predators in Your Primate Family History.In the developed world, we live in the most peaceful, healthful time in history. The murder and violent crime rate is dropping; we are va...Ummm apparently it's still pretty common for people to be eaten by pythons? #AfternoonShift #manvspredator @wbezKatie O'BrienChild Nightmares - The streets will be flooded with ghosts and goblins and other terrifying trick-or-treaters Wednesday evening. So what should parents and kids do when those images come back to haunt kids? Sleep psychiatrist Tom Jackson helps us understand--and cope with--nightmares. Child nightmares, Dr. Tom Jackson tells us what to do and how by WBEZThe streets will be flooded with ghosts and goblins and other terrifying trick-or-treaters Wednesday evening. So what should parents and ...Taking terror out of nightmares: Tips for parentsSUNDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Nightmares are common in children and upsetting for both youngsters and parents, but there are some t...As part of Curious City, Jennifer Brandel and reporter Robert Loerzel find out what Chicago's done to protect voting machine security in light of reasonable concerns elsewhere.Curious City: What are elections authories doing to protect voting? by WBEZAs part of Curious City, Jennifer Brandel and reporter Robert Loerzel find out what Chicago's done to protect voting machine security in ...Question answered: What are elections authorities doing to protect voting?A listener’s distrust of electronic voting has him asking for a paper ballot. Officials say paper can have less security concerns, ...I co-wrote this story for WBEZ's Curious City project. And I'll be on air between 2 and 3 p.m. today.Robert Loerzel20081104_MG_1188ocean yamahaWorking on a story about voting machines. But wonder - have you ever experienced HUMAN error at a polling place around Chi? Let us know.Curious CityJim DeRogotis gets us up to speed on the public nuisance hearings being held against the Congress Theater in Logan Square. There have been 30 police service calls to the 3,500-seat Congress from the middle of August through October 30th. For some perspective...through the same period, 50 police service calls were made to Wrigley Field which has a capacity of 42,000. Jim DeRogotis attends the Congress Theater's fourth public nuisance hearing by WBEZJim DeRogotis gets us up to speed on the public nuisance hearings being held against the Congress Theater in Logan Square. There have bee...For Front & Center, Brian Mann concludes his look at a veteran's transition to civilian life and pursuit of the American Dream.Discrimination against our country's heroesSome veterans face negative stereotypes and misconceptions about how their military service experience may affect their ability on the job.A soldier's struggle up the economic ladder - WBEZ1 day ago ... Josh Jones is a sophomore at Paul Smiths College in New York state, way up near the Canadian border. He looks the part of...After that, we talk with Eli Williamson from Leave No Veteran Behind, which provides educational and employment services to veterans who face economic hardship. Eli can be reached for more information about the program at: email@example.com. Front & Center conversation with President of Leave No Veteran Behind by WBEZWe talk with Eli Williamson from Leave No Veteran Behind, which provides educational and employment services to veterans who face economi...The Antithesis Of Charity: Investing In Our Future By Keeping Our Promise To VeteransVeterans have a distinct place in our society as those who have carried the heavy load of sacrifice. They have a distinct place in the wo...Home | Leave No Veteran BehindRyan G. Seaman, Coast Guard. Ryan was the 105th African-American graduate of the Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. However, t...Rick sits down with Dr. Stephen Cina, the new Cook County Medical Examiner. Cina is charged with cleaning up the county morgue and an office that's been plagued scandal. Cook County Coroner Dr. Stephen Cina cleaning up the morgue's tarnished image by WBEZRick sits down with Dr. Stephen Cina, the new Cook County Medical Examiner. Cina is charged with cleaning up the county morgue and an off...The man fixing the morgue: Stephen Cina and his big project - Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/15975309-452/dr-cina-cleaning-up-the-morgue.html#.UI1FRlUkIc4.twitterNeil Steinberg Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories Halloween, cook county medical examiner, coroner, Previous post in Afternoon Shift The way the wind blows Next post in Afternoon Shift Ghost stories View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?