We’re halfway through 2012, which means it’s that time of year when economists and investors like to take stock of the overall health of the economy.We may be three years out of an economic recession, but the U.S. economy continues to struggle.
First, we talk with writer Jonathan Gottschall about his book The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. And with the days getting longer, getting a good night's sleep can be difficult. We discuss the science of sleep with Dr. Eve Van Cauter and Dr. Lisa Wolfe of Northwestern University.
On Thursday's Afternoon Shift, we're featuring some of our favorite segments from the show's first 100 episodes.It's now officially "beach reads" season, so we'll discuss of some great new summer books with Stanley G.
Today on the 3@3, WBEZ.org's Mark Bazer and Chicago Tribune's Nina Metz talk about the news & culture stories of the day with host Steve Edwards.Topics include:Steve Edwards: A Grayslake girl is pushing Governor Quinn to veto the ban on plastic bag bans.
On our 101st episode we focus on the topic of independence with a panel of free thinkers.Sociologist and legal expert Laura Beth Nielsen and disabilities activist Susan Nussbaum tag-team the issue with a pair of indie icons: Steve Albini and Kim Deal.
Given the breadth of meaning around the word "independent," Afternoon Shift, decided to focus on three threads: political, personal and cultural, with Laura Beth Nielsen, Susan Nussbaum, Steve Albini and Kim Deal.