WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins host Jason Marck to talk about the upcoming baseball season. Will the Cubs surprise? Will the Sox rebound? Will Theo Epstein bring a winning vibe to Wrigley? Will the Sox miss Ozzie Guillen?
Chicago's own Gwendolyn Brooks coined the term “verse journalism.” The idea is turning to news for poetic inspiration. Another gifted local poet, Quraysh Ali Lansana, has been teaching the form, and joined Neighborhood Writing Alliance for a workshop last month.
Friday on Afternoon Shift we talk about getting into choosy high schools, the debate over a new airport and selective memory of a certain Chicago brawl.The specifics:Listen to the first hour of the showMagnets and Selective Enrollment
This month, students are finding out whether or not they’ve been accepted to attend a selective enrollment or magnet school in the fall, so it seems like a fitting time to check in Katie Ellis. Ellis is Chicago Public Schools’ executive director of access and enrollment.