Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Afternoon Shift: Tackling tough stuff February 19, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#253: A little night music" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift'#253: A little night musicFormer Bear, current free agent Israel Idonije and Vocalo's Brian Babylon help us sort through the latest stories. Storified by · Tue, Feb 19 2013 10:49:44Brian & Izzy: Nigerian-born, Canadian-raised Israel Idonije has been an anchor on the Bears defense for nearly a decade. But it’s the issues he’s tackling off the field, through the Israel Idonije Foundation, that’s leaving a lasting impact on underserved communities in Chicago, Winnipeg and Nigeria. The unrestricted free agent and Vocalo’s Brian Babylon join Rick to discuss mentorship in the context of Chicago’s increasingly violent climate.Springfield Gun Panel: The first of two Illinois House judiciary committee public hearings on gun safety began Tuesday in Springfield. House Speaker Michael Madigan said the hearings would allow gun-rights supporters, gun-control advocates and police to offer their views and argue their cases—but as our statehouse reporter Tony Arnold explains, it appears to be another gathering of the usual suspects. Laury Shelley: Jazz singer Laury Shelley will be performing with her quartet at the Jazz Showcase on February 26—she gives The Afternoon Shift a preview of her act.Sinkane: Sudanese-born rocker Ahmed Gallab and his family came to the United States as political exiles back in the late 1980s. Gallab, who performs as Sinkane with his band, was only six when they arrived. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, the Gallab family surrounded itself with music. He eventually gravitated toward punk rock, and set up in Ohio. He’s toured with some big names in indie rock, including Caribou, Of Montreal and Yeasayer. You can hear threads of indie rock, punk, jazz and Sudanese music in that of his band Sinkane. Their complex blend of styles fits perfectly with the ever-burgeoning Brooklyn scene, where Ahmed currently lives. He’ll chat and perform with Sinkane on The Afternoon Shift. Sinkane at Cameo Gallery I Okayafrica TVokayafrica Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: A new approach Next post in Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: Remembering Riverview View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org How to survive a Chicago winter Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast 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?