Afternoon Shift: Buyer's Market

March 18, 2013

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WBEZ bloggers Lee Bey and Britt Julious tackle today's biggest stories, including mental health in the black community. A real estate agent looks at the state of Chicago housing. Rick Kogan talks to the owner of the Polo Café, and heads to the performance studio for music from Mount Moriah.

'Afternoon Shift'#272: Buyer's Market

WBEZ bloggers Lee Bey and Britt Julious tackle today's biggest stories, including mental health in the black community. A real estate agent looks at the state of Chicago housing. Rick Kogan talks to the owner of the Polo Café, and heads to the performance studio for music from Mount Moriah.

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The Day Today: WBEZ bloggers Lee Bey and Britt Julious sort through the weekend’s news. They discuss former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s same-sex marriage endorsement, social media and crime, March Madness and more. Plus, Bey and Julious share their most recent blog posts about the 10th anniversary of Soldier Field’s redesign and mental health in the black community, respectively.  
Hillary Clinton for HRC's Americans for Marriage Equalityhrcmedia
Lee Bey ArchitectureI had a fascinating, but all-too-brief, chat earlier last week with a Texas architecture professor who uses the opening credits of televi...
I am not OK: stoicism, mental health, and the black communityThe stigma of “looking crazy” and “acting dramatic” is a profound one. In many ways, the black population is told...
Housing: In the latest issue of Chicago magazine, Deal Estate columnist Dennis Rodkin argues that the area’s housing marking has finally bottomed out—and that the time to buy is now. According to Mabel Guzman, a real estate agent with @properties and the former president of the Chicago Association of Realtors, the situation on the ground is a bit more complicated; she tells Afternoon Shift that sealing the deal can be a real struggle.
What Chicago's Real Estate Recovery Actually Looks Like - Deal Estate - March 2013 - ChicagoSome people who've been happy to welcome the recent signs of a real estate recovery here are going to get a little buzzkill from our annu...
Polo Café: The Polo Café in Bridgeport has been referred to as a jewel of the South Side—but it’s another local gem that has the restaurant’s owner, Dave Samber, and author Mary Pat Kelly standing in the way of a wrecking ball. Both are among a group of activists protesting the demolition of St. James Catholic Church in Bronzeville, where the parish has been a community centerpiece since Irish-American architect Patrick Keely’s design was realized in 1880.
St. James Catholic Church Parishioners Protest Demolition Plans - DNAinfo.com ChicagoBRONZEVILLE - Members of St. James Catholic Church braved gray skies and chilly weather Sunday to protest the demolition of their beloved...
Mount Moriah: Fresh off a stretch of appearances at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Mount Moriah is back on the road promoting its sophomore album Miracle Temple. Before headlining at Schuba’s Monday night, the band stops by the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio for a chat and some live music.
North Carolina's @mountmoriahband, fresh off of a show @sxsw, drop in on @WBEZ #AfternoonShift in 3pm hr. until then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0yIyIudISVAJoe DeCeault
Mount Moriah - The Letting Gomergerecords