Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Remembering Roger Ebert April 4, 2013 WBEZ Roger Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic and host of a long-running TV program, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70. [View the story "Afternoon Shift #285: Remembering Roger Ebert" on Storify]Afternoon Shift #285: Remembering Roger EbertThe RedEye's Ernest Wilkins and The Interview Show's Mike Bazer join us to make sense of the day's top stories. We'll also talk with female dance collective FlySpace, discover Maywood with Alison Cuddy, remember the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and hear about U of I's new supercomputer. Storified by · Thu, Apr 04 2013 14:33:21Breaking: Legendary Chicago film critic Roger Ebert, 70, has died. It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed awaySuntimesThe Day Today: The RedEye’s Ernest Wilkins and Mark Bazer, host of The Interview Show, join Niala Boodhoo for a look at the day’s news. Together, they’ll discuss Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett’s response to claims that school closings were racially motivated and recent crises in college sports. They’ll also talk with Andrew Barber, owner and creator of Fake Shore Drive. And, Wilkins recently outlined the “25 things every Chicagoan should know how to do;” we invite listeners to share their own lists by calling 312-923-9239 or by using #AfternoonShift.CPS chief lashes back at critics who call closings racist(Tribune illustration) Defending the district's plans to close more than 50 schools, Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on...Victims, Violations and Vendettas for GloryVictims, Violations and Vendettas for Glory By Selena Roberts Her calls went straight to voicemail. Her texts went unreturned. By mid-mor...Scout.com: Kiper: Bears likeliest to draft Manti Te'oMost draft analysts believe Manti Te'o is worthy of being selected in the first round of this year's draft. Last year's Heisman Trophy ru...Is Louisville Exploiting Kevin Ware's Injury By Selling These Shirts?The Kevin Ware injury was undoubtedly one of the most gruesome and emotionally charged moments we'll ever experience during a sporting ev...Fake Shore Drive: A tastemaker of Chicago rapAndrew Barber deals almost exclusively with young men who have come into money. Some are newly rich; some started poor and worked their w...25 things every Chicagoan should know how to doYou start to learn things about Chicago after living here a while. RedEye staff members feel we'd be ignoring our civic duty by not cluei...FlySpace: Four Chicago contemporary dance companies, The Dance COLEctive, Hedwig Dances, Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and Zephyr Dance, each helmed by a female artistic director, will forge a new partnership to connect and engage audiences through contemporary dance. We’ll talk about the project, called FlySpace, and the economic realities facing creative communities.United They Dance — Four companies join forces for audience-building@FlySpaceChicago series. Apr 5-7, Apr 12-14 ow.ly/jKwZdThe World DancesCity of Chicago :: FLYSPACE Dance SeriesFour leading female-led contemporary dance companies, The Dance COLEctive, Hedwig Dances, Same Planet/Different World Dance Theatre and Z...Dance Card: Chicago's FlySpaceThe practical challenges of a small modern dance company are ever formidable: a struggle to finance productions and attract an often elus...Maywood: Maywood, Illinois is a fairly small village in west suburban Cook County—but it is laced with a rich and deep history. The village is home to over a dozen properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The local high school, Proviso East, is a basketball powerhouse and has a long list of distinguished alumni. But there are also problems, from vacant buildings to gang activity. WBEZ’s Tim Akimoff and Alison Cuddy headed out to find out more.Maywood, Illinois: A small village with a circus of talentThere are two Maywoods in Illinois. One is a 2.72 square-mile small town nine miles west of downtown Chicago that has produced a circus o...MLK: We remember the legacy and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination.Today in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot while standing on a balcony in Memphis.Huffington PostSupercomputer: This week, Blue Waters, the supercomputer hosted by the University of Illinois, became fully operational. It is the world’s most powerful supercomputer on a university campus and has the capacity to more accurately predict climate change and unlock the mysteries of the cosmos. Thom Dunning, the director of U of I’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications, explains all the hype. U of I supercomputer debuts at 11.6 quadrillion calculations per secondAfter years of work, one of the most powerful computers in the world has launched at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rese... Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift BGA answers your questions, Chicago's best double bills and elderly care Next post in Afternoon Shift Remembering the West Side riots and legendary critic Roger Ebert View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org 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?