Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Afternoon Shift: A spoonful of sugar March 26, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "Afternoon Shift #278: A spoonful of sugar" on Storify]Afternoon Shift #278: A spoonful of sugarArt Sims of Chat Daddy and Brown Sugar Bakery's Stephanie Hart offer hopeful stories of life in Chicago's toughest areas. WBEZ's Odette Yousef talks about the death of homeless man Jack King. Host Rick Kogan finds out about foster care in Auburn-Gresham and chats with Pat Byrnes, a.k.a. Captain Dad.Storified by · Tue, Mar 26 2013 12:04:35TheDay Today: Apair of eternal optimists help us see the world through a more positive prism.Art “Chat Daddy” Sims, relationship guru and entertainment contributor forWCIU, The U, and Stephanie Hart, owner of the Brown Sugar Bakery in GreaterGrand Crossing, join Rick Kogan for the hour. They talk about howviolence, the media and the economy has reshaped their neighborhoods—and how inspite of it all, they see a brighter future within reach. Also, Chicago Tribune transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch discusses the latest on the CTA’s new Ventra fare card.2 service fees dropped from CTA's Ventra card, but debit account still pricey, comparison showsThe CTA announced Monday that two controversial fees are being dropped from the prepaid debit MasterCard account that customers can link ...CTA drops two of its sillier fees from its #Ventra card but the poor will still be hit the hardest: <a href="http://t.co/GsMvhphWQZ" class="">suntm.es/15QqZ12</a>SuntimesHomelessDeath: Thedebate over how welcome the homeless are in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood tooka tragic turn when the body of a homeless man was found outside a health clinicin the 46th Ward this month. Just days before his death, the man spokewith WBEZ’s Odette Yousef – and raised the alarm about evictions that he andother homeless were subjected to under a new alderman’s watch.Days before death, Jack King told @WBEZ he felt the city was targeting homeless at Wilson Ave viaduct: <a href="http://t.co/pMgHg7fJPA" class="">wbez.is/ZoGadI</a> @MarkBrownCSTOdette YousefBrown: Homeless evicted from Uptown viaduct - Chicago Sun-TimesA week after I wrote about the homeless people living under Lake Shore Drive at Wilson Avenue, police and city sanitation crews kicked th...SOSFoster Care:Almost 10 years ago, a rare oasis developed around 76th Street andParnell Avenue. The SOS Children’s Village aims to help children whose worldhas been turned upside down by parental abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is aplace wheresiblings from the same family can live with foster parents whose full-time jobwill be to raise them. Afternoon Shift learns about the Village and its connection to thesurrounding Auburn-Gresham community from its CEO, Tim McCormick, and SOSalum Tarek.The Villages - SOS Children's Villages IllinoisThe Villages - Lockport Village, Chicago Village at SOS Children's Villages Illinois - helping children and their siblings who have...Surviving Spring Break: Itis day two of spring break for Chicago Public School students and many suburbandistricts. For many parents, especially in dual-income households, trying tomanage their kids’ schedules for the week can be a logistical nightmare.Captain Dad blogger Pat Byrnes shares how he has been juggling his daughters’schedules. His book, Captain Dad: The Manly Art of Stay-at-Home Parenting,comes out later this year. To join the conversation, call 312.923.9239or tweet using #AfternoonShift..@CaptainDadBlog comes on #AfternoonShift to discuss parents' struggle to survive #springbreak. What's your story?Becky Vlamis Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift The Brothers Emanuel, Schtick and marriage equality Next post in Afternoon Shift Legal eagles take on DOMA, Prop 8 View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Looking back at 1970s Uptown 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? 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?