Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Afternoon Shift: Finance 101 March 20, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#273: Finance 101" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift'#273: Finance 101Charlie Meyerson and Nico Lang join us to sort through today's top stories, including the CTA Ventra card and the Cubs' scoreboard. We'll also get a SXSW debrief from Jim DeRogatis, find about Rep. Shakowsky's new website You Choose and check in with Barbara Byrd Bennett about CPS school closings. Storified by · Wed, Mar 20 2013 10:59:19The Day Today: WBEZ bloggers extraordinaire Charlie Meyerson and Nico Lang wrestle with the news of the day, including questions surrounding hidden fees attached to the new CTA and Pace system Ventra, the proposed face lift to the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and the announcement that Time Out Chicago will cease its print publication. Also, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart calls in to discuss whether Chicago jails are at a breaking point.Joining @WBEZ and Rick Kogan on-air at 2 p.m. to talk about this, and more. http://lnkd.in/kXj8YpCharlie MeyersonAlderman: Dumping Wrigley Field scoreboard discussed, dismissed(Tribune illustration) The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field said Wednesday that the idea of replacing the ballpark's iconic sco...Time Out Chicago To Go All Digital [UPDATE]The Sun-Times, citing sources, reports that Time Out Chicago is ceasing print operations and moving to an all-digital format sometime thi...My @WBEZ piece about #equality fight in #IL: http://wbez.is/XnMdzV @jamartinezIII @debmell @janschakowsky @LambdaLegalCLC @EqualityILLNico LangSouth by Southwest: WBEZ blogger and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis recently returned from Austin behemoth South by Southwest. He says the industry has come to a consensus on the new way to make money: using songs in commercials. DeRogatis is none too keen on the idea; he explains why.Shout Out Out Out Out (and more than a few other things)Shout Out Out Out Out and a songwriting session with Spoon, Superchunk and The dB's provide an antidote to an over-emphasis on brandi...SAVAGES - SHE WILLsavagesbandlondonYOU CHOOSE: As an alternative to Eric Cantor’s You Cut initiative, Rep. Jan Schakowsky is launching the site YOU CHOOSE, which gives people two options on a legislative issue. The current question gives constituents two choices on how to deal with the sequester. Rep. Schakowsky gives the details.Just announced launch of http://schakowsky.house.gov/youchoose so visit my site and vote #youchooseJan SchakowskyNew Schakowsky Website Seeks Constituent InputRep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) launches a new interactive website today, You Choose, asking citizens their opinion about what kind of b...Barbara Byrd-Bennett: While Chicago Public Schools is expected to release the final list of school closings and consolidations, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced early this morning that additional resources would be given to schools that would absorb affected students. Byrd-Bennett and WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton join the Afternoon Shift to answer questions about the extra support.A letter from #CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to parents of students with special needs: http://bit.ly/16HDRd4ChicagoPublicSchoolsWe've asked @ChiPubSchools abt savings from school closings. Most detailed answer came 4 yrs ago: http://pic.twitter.com/QpGhxO9OmuWBEZeducation Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift Iraq war reflection, Wrigley speculation and more Next post in Afternoon Shift CPS announces school closings, remembering Harry Reems and the cost of health care View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Discussing Nelson Mandela in Room 215 Young man finds new hope after HIV diagnosis The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers'