On Thursday's Afternoon Shift we have a number of legacies on the table for discussion.Listen to the first hour of the show: Listen to the second hour of the show: First, our house band for the day, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, are the keepers of a certain s
The master political strategist is our guest on Thursday's Afternoon Shift and he'll be talking about more than just the upcoming election. His daughter's illness ignited a passionate interest in epilepsy research.
Those who know the Blues, particularly Chicago Blues, know the name J.B. Hutto.Hutto was born in North Carolina in 1926, and the family relocated to Chicago when his father passed away in the late 40’s.
J.B. Pritzker could have taken his famous name and sizable inheritance and done any number of things that people in his position do: run a club in South Beach, start his own perfume line, or hang out on a gold-plated party yacht.
On Wednesday's Afternoon Shift we're taking a long, hard, non-creepy look at our neighbors. As many communities move online, we want to know what’s happened to our relationships with the people and places on our streets.
On Wednesday's Afternoon Shift we look at a number of influences on our neighborhoods.First there are the people living in them. We devote the first hour of the show to discussing the current status of neighbors and how they relate to one another in Chicago.
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool joins Steve Edwards on Afternoon Shift one day after announcing a five month shutdown of the south end of the Red Line for upgrades. He responds to criticism of the plan and explains the rationale behind it.
More than 40 years ago, musician and singer Jon Anderson set out on a musical journey. His tenor voice became the distinct sonic calling card of prog-rock legends, Yes -- off and on, spending some three and a half decades with the classic rockers.Yes wasn't Anderson's only musical outl