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McDonald's looks at profit charts, not lovin' it
Dec. 15, 2014
McDonald's has gone from an American tradition to the food of last resort; are the golden arches disappearing here in the United States? That's what we're talking about on today's Afternoon Shift.
The CIA's torture report, Sweet Home Alabama, and Judy Baar Topinka
Dec. 12, 2014
We're wrapping up this week by looking at the passing of Judy Baar Topinka, local protests, and the CIA's torture report
Do you give to the homeless? Why or why not?
Dec. 11, 2014
We're taking a look at the homeless in Chicago and we want to know - do you give to the homeless?
The life and legacy of Judy Baar Topinka
Dec. 10, 2014
Illinois' Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died of a stroke earlier today at the age of 70. We remember her legacy on today's show.
Awwww, 'L' no! How long do you wait for the CTA?
Dec. 9, 2014
How long do you wait for the CTA? That's what were talking about on today's Afternoon Shift.
Chicago protests the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown
Dec. 5, 2014
We're reviewing the week by looking at the nationwide protests that were sparked after no charges were brought up against the police in the death of Eric Garner.
45th anniversary of the death of Black Panther Fred Hampton
Dec. 4, 2014
The recent protests in New York and Ferguson have got us wondering - what's the history of unrest in Chicago? Plus, we'll also take a look at the controversy surrounding the death of Black Panther Fred Hampton.
Can musicians even earn a living these days?
Dec. 3, 2014
A story about how the indie band Pomplamoose lost money during a recent tour despite making $136,000 on stage has gotten a lot of buzz.
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