WBEZ | Afternoon Shift http://www.wbez.org/tags/afternoon-shift-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Ten things you didn’t know about Divergent http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/ten-things-you-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-divergent-109022 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/divergent.PNG" alt="" /><p><p>The Afternoon Shift just wrapped up a series on the best-selling novel <em>Divergent</em> for its October book club choice.</p><p>Earlier this month, I was able to follow author Veronica Roth as she spoke at her alma mater, Barrington High School. There, she revealed some interesting secrets and fun facts about the series. Here are ten that you might find surprising.</p><p>1. <em>Divergent</em> was not always going to be a trilogy.</p><p>2. Divergent was not always set in Chicago.</p><p>3. If she could edit again, Roth said she would change how she portrayed one of the factions in <em>Divergent</em>.</p><p>4. If the book had a sixth faction, Roth said it would be something to do with &ldquo;industriousness&rdquo; or being hardworking.</p><p>5. Roth tried really hard to kill a specific character in the second book, <em>Insurgent</em>.</p><p>6. When she secured a book deal, she was standing by the dumpster behind her apartment.</p><p>7. Roth got a 6 month extension on the third and final book of the series, <em>Allegiant</em>.</p><p>8. Her least favorite book to write was Insurgent, the second book of the series.</p><p>9. Roth writes at a treadmill desk.</p><p>10. Veronica says she didn&rsquo;t talk for the first 5 hours she was on the movie set of <em>Divergent</em> this summer.</p><p><em>Becky Vevea is a producer for WBEZ. Follow her <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZeducation">@WBEZeducation</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/13280881" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/ten-things-you-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-divergent-109022 Afternoon Shift: The rest of the story... http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-04/afternoon-shift-rest-story-105331 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-242-the-rest-of-the-story.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-242-the-rest-of-the-story" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #242: The rest of the story..." on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #242: The rest of the story...</h1><h2>Legendary Chicago broadcaster Paul Harvey haunted Sunday's Super Bowl in a powerful ad--Kathy Chaney &amp; Rummana Hussain help us unpack a Super Bowl-sized weekend of news. Canadian songstresses, Dala, perform. And poet Robbie Telfer stops by the studio.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Mon, Feb 04 2013 11:05:10</p><div><b>Kathy Chaney</b>, executive producer of&nbsp;the <i><a href="http://wvon.com/personalities/perri-small.html" class="">Perri Small Show</a></i>on WVON, and the&nbsp;<i>Chicago Sun-Times'</i>&nbsp;criminal courts reporter and Metro editor,&nbsp;<b>Rummana Hussain</b>, join Rick to discuss news coming out of Super Bowl weekend. Also, Chaney shares her experience working with&nbsp;Hadiya Pendleton at <a href="http://www.truestarfoundation.org/" class="">True Star Foundation</a>, a foundation aimed at providing a creative outlet for young people.&nbsp;</div><div>Dodge Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial Farmer - God Made A Farmercherryhillcars</div><div>Paul Harvey: 1918-2009 http://pic.twitter.com/8GTUhXdXRobert Feder</div><div>http://bit.ly/Y5AC7U New Orleans still rebuilding as the Crescent City hosts its first Super Bowl since Hurricane KatrinaTed Cushman</div><div>Now for West Coasters: my latest @thenation &quot;The Blackout Bowl&quot; or &quot;The Most Depressing Super Bowl Column You'll Read&quot; http://bit.ly/YwbtW8Dave Zirin</div><div>Shirely Chambers buried her fourth child Ronnie on Monday. Ronnie was Shirley's last surviving child--but like his brothers and sister before him, Ronnie became a victim of gun violence. <b>Producer Eilee Heikenen-Weiss</b> attended services after spending time with the family last week.</div><div><b>Dala</b>: Music from the Canadian&nbsp;singers-songwriting duo, <a href="http://www.dalagirls.com/" class="">Dala</a>, perform in the Jim &amp; Kay Mabie Performance Studio.<br></div><div>Dala - Lennon and McCartney [Official Video]dalamusic</div><div><b>Year 25</b>: What were you doing at 25 years old? Where were you? Heck, can you even remember? As WBEZ's&nbsp;<b>Lauren Chooljian</b> endures her own quarter-life crisis, she asks others to share memories from their own 25th year. She <a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/year-25-105315" class="">begins the new series</a> with the one, the only, the foggy-brained, Rick Kogan.</div><div><b>Robbie Telfer</b>: Slam-master poet and founder of <i>The Encyclopedia Show</i>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RobbieQTelfer" class="">Robbie Telfer</a>, stops by <i>The Afternoon Shift</i>. The theme--and date--of the show is February 7th.&nbsp;</div><div>Hey you can hear me and @shannyjean on @WBEZ at 3:30 talking @EncycloSho - listen on the Internet live at http://wbez.org! We famous!Robbie Q. Telfer</div><div>Robbie Q TelferEvil Patrick Shannon</div></noscript></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-04/afternoon-shift-rest-story-105331 Afternoon Shift: Where the Wild Things are http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-01/afternoon-shift-where-wild-things-are-105292 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-241-what-the-future-holds.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-241-what-the-future-holds" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #241: Where the Wild Things are" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #241: Where the Wild Things are</h1><h2>Eric Zorn of the 'Chicago Tribune' and Neil Steinberg of the 'Chicago Sun-Times' look back at a very violent week of news. Author and futurist David Houle previews the next 20 years of change--and we'll talk about what's planned for the Wild Things Conference at UIC.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Feb 01 2013 11:07:18</p><div>The Super Bowl Shufflespartan99711</div><div><b>Futurist</b>: Author <b>David Houle</b> recognizes the world is changing quickly. So fast in fact, says Houle, that change is the new norm. The self-proclaimed futurist identifies the dynamics that will shape the transformation from the Information Age and into the Shift Age over the next 20 years in his book, <i><a href="http://davidhoule.com/books/entering-the-shift-age/" class="">Entering the Shift Age</a>.</i></div><div><b>Dueling Critics:</b>&nbsp; The <i>Dueling Critics</i>,&nbsp;Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel,&nbsp;talk about the panoply of opera offerings in ourarea (or&nbsp;aria depending on your affinity for puns).&nbsp;Rick Kogan will also performselections from <i>Rigoletto</i> and <i>Pagliacci</i>.</div><div>Broadway and Chicago actors among the company of Lyric Opera&amp;#39;s ...Nov 2, 2012 ... Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced principal casting for its company premiere of a new production of Rodgers &amp; Ha...</div><div><b>Urban Wildlife:&nbsp;</b>The&nbsp;5th biennial event,&nbsp;a celebration of nature and citizen scientists, will take place Saturday at UIC. &nbsp;It’s a gathering for folks who love natureand “all things wild” in and around Chicago. Ecologists <b>Joel Brown and DougStotz</b> join us to talk about the changing dynamics in urban wildlife.<br></div><div>Wild Things 2013 Conference - Habitat ProjectUniversity of Illinois at Chicago ... interactive workshops will explore the latest in natural areas conservation, wildlife protection ...</div><div>I finally know what's been making the noise that wakes me up every morning at 5 #toocutetobemadclairelythebest</div></noscript></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-01/afternoon-shift-where-wild-things-are-105292 Afternoon Shift: Live at The Old Town Ale House http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-31/afternoon-shift-live-old-town-ale-house-105250 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-240-live-at-the-old-town-ale-hous.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-240-live-at-the-old-town-ale-hous" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #240: Live at The Old Town Ale House" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #240: Live at The Old Town Ale House</h1><h2>Today's show is being broadcast live from The Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave. Come down and join us, or if you can't be there in person, join in the conversation on Twitter using #AfternoonShift. We'll also speak with economist Paul Krugman and Second City's Andrew Alexander.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:44:36</p><div><b>Old Town History:</b> Rick Kogan remembers Old Town when it wasn't so old with longtime Ale House bartender Bruce Elliot. <br></div><div><b>First Man of Second City: </b></div><div>86. Andrew Alexander - Chicago magazine3 days ago ... Co-owner and CEO of The Second City makes Chicago magazine&amp;#39;s list of 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans for 2012.</div></noscript></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-31/afternoon-shift-live-old-town-ale-house-105250 Afternoon Shift: Bed buggin' http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-30/afternoon-shift-bed-buggin-105221 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-239-bed-buggin.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-239-bed-buggin" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #239: Bed buggin'" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #239: Bed buggin'</h1><h2>The Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary and Republican political strategist Christine Dudley help us sort through the political storylines. The Curious City folks drop by to talk tap water, we discuss the city's bed bug problem and try to make sense of last night's shooting of a King HS student. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, Jan 30 2013 12:08:38</p><div>The Super Bowl may be the best game in the country, but for the Best Game In Town we turn to <i>The Chicago Tribune</i>’s Kristen McQueary and Republican political strategist Christine Dudley. They help us unravel this week's political headlines -&nbsp; and punchlines- like gun control and George Ryan's release, and get a pep talk from a kid president.</div><div>Gingrich: Gun debate about more than 'assault weapons' - Conservative NewsSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) produced an impressive display of rifles in her Capitol Hill office last week. They looked quite menacin...</div><div>Kirk, Gillibrand team up on first-of-its-kind federal gun trafficking bill - Sun-Times PoliticsBy Natasha Korecki Political Reporter @natashakorecki U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) proposed the f...</div><div>George Ryan arrives at West Side halfway houseFormer Gov. George Ryan arrived at a West Side halfway house this morning after being released from a federal prison in Indiana. Wearing ...</div><div>A Pep Talk from Kid President to Yousoulpancake</div><div>Tomorrow Rick Kogan and The Afternoon Shift will be broadcasting LIVE from the</div><div><div><b>Curious City</b>: <i>Curious City’s</i>Jennifer Brandel answer’s curious citizen Jaemey’s tasty question: Why does tap water in the city and burbs taste different?</div></div><div>On tap: What's behind the taste, smell of our waterJaemey Bush has quenched her thirst with tap water from northwest suburban Glenview as well as Chicago&rsquo;s Little Village. Her palett...</div><div><div><b>Bed Buggin’</b>: Bed bugs got Chicagoans…well, buggin’. We scratch beneath thesurface on this pesky story to learn how the city and scientists are responding to the rise in creepy crawlers. Karen Kramer Wilson, the living invertebrate specialist at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th),join us for this discussion.</div></div><div>Aldermen propose bed bug crackdownThree Chicago aldermen are trying to crack down on bed bugs in the city, by proposing to fine landlords who don&amp;#39;t get rid of the pests.</div><div><div><b>King HS Shooting</b>: Last week, King College Prep sophomore Hadiya Pendleton and her drillteammates performed at events for President Obama’s inauguration. Today, family and friends mourn the 15-year-old, who was shot and killed at a park just blocks from her high school Tuesday. WBEZ education reporter <b>Becky Vevea </b>and rapper-activist <b>Che “Rhymefest”Smith</b> share reactions.</div></div><div>44 murders in 30 days in Chicago, what a way to began the new year!RHYMEFEST</div></noscript></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-30/afternoon-shift-bed-buggin-105221 Afternoon Shift: Heatin' up! http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-29/afternoon-shift-heatin-105196 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-238-heatin-up.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-238-heatin-up" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #238: Heatin' up!" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #238: Heatin' up!</h1><h2>Bloggers Veronica Arreola our own Lee Bey discuss the day's news, including WBEZ's new ad campaign and changes to Chicago's rapid transit. We'll also talk with the people behind Collaboraction's new show and the author and subject of the book Long Way Home.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Jan 29 2013 10:45:24</p><div>A pair of distinguished bloggers, <b>Veronica Arreola</b> of&nbsp;<a href="http://vivalafeminista.com" class="">Viva La Feminista</a>and our own <b>Lee Bey</b>, discuss the day’s news. Together they’ll talk about the wacky weather and WBEZ’s new ad campaign. They’ll also take a look at recent challenges to contraception mandates and how city planners are making room for future, fast transportationoptions in Chicago.&nbsp; <br></div><div>Record high temperature today, could set all-time high for JanuaryToday is the warmest Jan. 29 in Chicago's history, according to the National Weather Service, and an almost 100-year-old record fell 15 m...</div><div><b>WBEZ</b>'s new membership drive is raising some eyebrows. What do you think? Join in the conversation by calling 312-923-9239 or using #AfternoonShift. <br></div><div>WBEZ membership drive: 'Go make babies today'Chicago Public Media's first new marketing campaign in 10 years urges listeners to go have sex, create listeners of the future To help en...</div><div>Bob Sirott`s One More Thing about WBEZ's new ad campaignBob Sirott`s One More Thing about WBEZ's new ad campaign Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 8:39 PM EST Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 1...</div><div>Religious Groups and Employers Battle Contraception MandateIn recent months, federal courts have seen dozens of lawsuits brought not only by religious institutions like Catholic dioceses but also ...</div><div>Chicago planners push boldest bus-rapid-transit optionThe bus-rapid-transit design favored by top Chicago staffers would preserve parking on both sides of Ashland Avenue but eliminate traffic...</div><div><div><b>Collaboraction</b>’s newest production,<a href="http://www.collaboraction.org" class=""> <i>Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology</i></a><i>,</i> examines Chicago’s violent history—and what it might take to create lasting change in our city. The show’s artistic director, Anthony Moseley, and two of its players join us in studioto discuss and perform portions of the production.&nbsp; <br></div></div><div>Honeybuns, the world's most amazing mime. #collaboraction #wickerpark #honeybunsdivingtony</div><div><div><b>Life After Innocence</b>: Jovan Mosley spent nearly six years in prison awaitingtrail…for a crime he did not commit. One of his attorneys, Laura Caldwell, detailed his remarkable road to exoneration in <i>Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System &amp; the Two Women Who Found Him</i>.Caldwell and Mosley join us in studio.&nbsp; <br></div></div></noscript></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:37:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-29/afternoon-shift-heatin-105196 'Afternoon Shift' #231: Public apologies http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-18/afternoon-shift-231-public-apologies-105025 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-231-public-apologies.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-231-public-apologies" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #231: Public apologies" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #231: Public apologies</h1><h2>The week's news was dominated by big-time personalities...and their big-time public apologies. Laura Washington &amp; Angela Caputo are our news guides. We'll also hear from author Christopher Paul Curtis and photographer Frank Burkhart. Plus, a look at the documentary, 'West of Memphis.'</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Jan 18 2013 10:45:45</p><div><b>Laura Washington</b>, of the <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>&nbsp;and <i>Chicago Reporter</i>,&nbsp;and her <i>Chicago Reporter</i>&nbsp;colleague,&nbsp;<b>Angela Caputo</b> guide us through a week of big news--and big apologies. On today's docket: The legacies and impacts of syndicated columnists in honor of "Dear Abby,"&nbsp;the mayor is now accepting&nbsp;online applications for Sandi Jackson's replacement as 7th ward alderman,&nbsp;rising museum fees, major airlines skirting city fuel taxes and the 40th anniversary of the <i>Chicago Reporter</i>.&nbsp;</div><div>RIP Dear Abby. I'll always love her for this: http://pic.twitter.com/SdnzxAkzGabe Ortíz</div><div>.@paschutz reports Mayor Emanuel will accept online applications to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th ward alderman. http://bit.ly/VoJ3x2WTTW11 (Chicago PBS)</div><div>Applications accepted online for Sandi Jackson replacementMayor Emanuel is accepting online applications for people who want to replace Alderman Sandi Jackson in the 7th Ward. Jackson stepped dow...</div><div>United Airlines Sued by Illinois for Skirting Sales TaxesUnited Airlines Inc. (UAL) used a &quot;sham&quot; site outside Chicago to avoid paying the full tax on jet fuel, the Illinois Regional Transportat...</div><div>Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry boost entrance feesThe docent for Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry talks about some of the newer exhibits at this South Side institution. (John J. K...</div><div>This was the week of public apologies--from Lance Armstrong's doping confession to resignations to possibly fake girlfriends. Our panel helps dissect it all. To join the conversation, chime in on Twitter at <b>#AfternoonShift</b>.</div><div>OWN - Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide ExclusiveOprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive, has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The speci...</div><div>Manti Te'o's Heisman trophy and girlfriend have one thing in common...they both don't exist.Men's Humor</div><div>Bahaha! This is the best one so far, Clint had it down pat before it was even a trend!#teoing #mantiteoJessica Hernandez</div><div>Everything You Need To Know About Manti Te'o's Fake Dead GirlfriendManti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Is A Hoax The saddest and most inspirational story of the college football season was a lie. Read the story ...</div><div>Sandi Jackson: I'm picking my own replacement for alderman - Chicago Sun-TimesMARY MITCHELL: Sandi Jackson assured her faithful supporters that she was still large and in charge as she signed off as the 7th Ward ald...</div><div>Happy 40th, <i>Chicago Reporter</i>!</div><div>40th Anniversary Special Issue | The Chicago ReporterJanuary/February 2013 [metatags-description]</div><div>The author of the award-winning children’s novel,&nbsp;<i><b>Bud, Not Buddy</b></i>, <b>Christopher Paul Curtis</b>, is in Chicago for a special personal appearance and to discuss the theatrical adaptation of his book, presented by the <a href="http://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/" class="">Chicago Children’s Theatre</a>, through February 24th. &nbsp;</div><div>Bud, Not Buddy | Chicago Children's TheatreBud, Not Buddy Based on the Newberry winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, Adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson, Directed by Derrick San...</div><div>Seventy-one-year-old artist <b>Frank Burkhart</b>&nbsp;is having his first formal gallery show for his photography, beginning Saturday, at <a href="http://alibifineart.com/" class="">Alibi Fine Art</a> on Montrose. Burkhart has documented a variety of marginalized communities for over 40 years. He’ll talk about his life, his art and his terminal cancer diagnosis.</div><div>Fred BurkhartBurnt Out Hippie (Sunset Terrace), Venice California 1970</div><div>Today! Alibi Fine Art artist Fred Burkhart will talk to Rick Kogan on WBEZ: http://goo.gl/PRA3IChicago Gallery News</div><div>A new documentary, <i><b><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/westofmemphis/" class="">West of Memphis</a></b></i>,&nbsp;follows up on the earlier docs <i>Paradise Lost</i> and its sequels…the film recounts the, “police incompetence, civic hysteria and prosecutorial misbehavior” surrounding three teenagers accused of murdering three children as part of a satanic ritual in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993.&nbsp;</div><div>West of Memphis - Trailer HDmetropolefilms</div><div>My review of &quot;West of Memphis,&quot; about the West Memphis Three. Opening nationally; in Chicago at the Music Box. http://bit.ly/VMyHs7Roger Ebert</div></noscript></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-18/afternoon-shift-231-public-apologies-105025 'Afternoon Shift' #230: Politics & guns http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-17/afternoon-shift-230-politics-guns-104995 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-230-politics-and-guns.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-230-politics-and-guns" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #230: Politics & guns" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #230: Politics &amp; guns</h1><h2>Political reporters Mary Ann Ahern and Rick Pearson react and reflect on gun-control politics past, present and future. And Gov. Quinn reacts to President Obama's proposals. We'll take a trip out to Cicero and DePaul University's Athletic Director, Jean Ponsetto, stops by.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Thu, Jan 17 2013 11:53:39</p><div>Sports scandals are great--but politics will always be the <i>Best Game in Town</i>. That's why each week we take a deep dive into the complicated world of politics. This week, NBC5's Mary Ann Ahern and the <i>Chicago Tribune's</i>&nbsp;Rick Pearson look at the politics of guns.&nbsp;</div><div>This is one of the letters I received after Newtown. When it comes to protecting our kids, #nowisthetime to act. -bo http://pic.twitter.com/drXtAp9EThe White House</div><div>Gingrich: 'If Gun Control Works, Chicago Ought to Be Safe'politicalturkey</div><div><b>Gov. Pat Quinn</b> joins the discussion to share his reaction to the president's gun-control proposals.&nbsp;</div><div>Quinn says he stands with Obama on gun controlAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he stands with President Barack Obama in calling on Congress to enact strong gun cont...</div><div>A high school basketball game took a lethal turn last night following a heated match up between Morgan Park High School and Simeon Career Academy.&nbsp;Last week, a game between Corliss and SouthShore was cancelled after what police called “a large fight” broke out. &nbsp; We'll talk about the violence around high school hoops.</div><div>Another sad day in the city... #Chicago #dontshoot #simeon #morganpark $ highschool #chicagostate #basketball #ChiraqJ. Manning</div><div>A boy got killed today after the Simeon vs. Morgan Park Game! Chicago just isn't safe. You can't have fun without something happening! R.I.PLatrell Phillips</div><div>In 2006 Derrick Rose's Simeon team was attacked by a group of 30 people on the walk from Morgan Park High School to the team bus.Michael O'Brien</div><div>Video: Simeon basketball game against Morgan Park ends in meleeThe Simeon and Morgan Park High School basketball teams ended their game at Chicago State University with a melee between players on the ...</div><div>In Chicago Public Media’s never-ending quest todig up and present interesting stories-<i>wherever they may be-</i>WBEZPritzker fellow Lewis Wallace and WBEZ web producer Andrew Gill bring ussomething from Cicero.&nbsp;</div><div><b>Jean Ponsetto</b>, DePaul University's athletic director, tells us what it's like to run a big-time sports program, the status of a stadiumfor Blue Demon basketball and more.&nbsp;</div><div>UC Bearcats beats DePaul Blue Demons 75-70 to improve the record to 15-3 (3-2) &amp; DePaul drops to 10-7 (1-3) #Bearcats http://pic.twitter.com/mT3W5WpW Jack Cadwallader </div><div>#ncaa #depaulbasketball #womenYing Maneein</div></noscript></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-17/afternoon-shift-230-politics-guns-104995 'Afternoon Shift' #229: The crime beat http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-16/afternoon-shift-229-crime-beat-104962 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-229-the-crime-beat.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-229-the-crime-beat" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #229: The crime beat" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #229: The crime beat</h1><h2>We look at how media covers, tracks and reports on crime in Chicago. Plus Scott Smith &amp; Ernest Wilkins help us unpack President Obama's gun-control proposals and other stories buzzing around the inter-webs. And the 'Curious City' gang and songbirds Jamie O’Reilly and Michael Smith stop by.</h2><p>Edité par <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, Jan 16 2013 10:53:22</p><div>Scott Smith, account director at <a href="https://social.ogilvy.com/" class="">Social@Ogilvy</a>&nbsp;and the <i>RedEye's</i>&nbsp;Ernest Wilkins are our guides through the day's news. They'll discuss President Obama's gun-control proposals, Scientology and <i>The Atlantic</i> and Facebook's new search tool. Plus, WBEZ blogger Jim DeRogatis stops by with updates on the Congress Theater and stuff Chief Keef don't like (rhymes with jail time).</div><div>Me. @ErnestWilkins. Kogan. 2pm on @wbez for #AfternoonShift. The best hour of radio you will hear all week. (Offer not valid on Wednesdays)Scott Smith</div><div>Congress Theater hearing: Undercover cop tells of drug investigation interrupted by a fight at a Chief Keef show: http://tinyurl.com/aa8vubfJim DeRogatis</div><div>Congress Theater hearings http://bit.ly/S2yQ9WJim DeRogatis</div><div>#chiefkeef #freesosaBrandi Badaxx</div><div>Im baaaaaaaaack!! #300Chief Keef</div><div>The Atlantic's Scientology problem, start to finishAt around noon yesterday, The Atlantic posted an advertorial package for the Church of Scientology. The promotional piece spoke of Scient...</div><div>SPONSORED: The Taliban Is A Vibrant And Thriving Political MovementKABUL-2012 proved to be just another in a succession of landmark years for the Taliban, as the influential Islamic fundamentalist organiz...</div><div>Facebook announces new search engine called Graph Search: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1vzuWired</div><div>The <i><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city" class="">Curious City</a> </i>kids (everyone's a "kid" to Rick) are back--and they really dug deep this week. WBEZ's Susie An and Jen Brandel answer <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/construction-work-boon-urban-archeologists-104958" class="">Dr. Linda Rudy's question</a>: Is construction work a boon for urban&nbsp;archaeologists?&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>Is construction work a boon for urban archeologists in #Chicago? @wbezcuriouscity investigates http://bit.ly/W73lJYWBEZ</div><div>The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> announced last weekthat it forged a partnership with <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/" class="">Homicide Watch</a>, the Washington-D.C. web sitethat tracks murders, to collaborate on a Chicago site. But they won’t be the onlyshop in town. We take a look at how media is covering Chicago crime withveteran crime reporter Frank Main and DNA info editor Jen Sabella&nbsp;</div><div>Murder in Chicago: The Human Toll - DNAinfo.com ChicagoCHICAGO - There's no way around it - Chicago is America's reigning murder capital. Last year's body count - 506 homicides, a 16 percent s...</div><div>Long-time Chicago performers Jamie O’Reilly andMichael Smith talk about their careers and their new show <i><a href="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/production/special-projects/songs-of-a-catholic-childhood/" class="">Songs of a Catholic Childhood</a></i>.&nbsp;</div><div>Songs of a Catholic Childhoodheartlandmedia</div></noscript></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-16/afternoon-shift-229-crime-beat-104962 'Afternoon Shift' #228: Brokaw, baby! http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-15/afternoon-shift-228-brokaw-baby-104934 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="302" scrolling="no" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/11939393?v=3&amp;wmode=direct" style="border: 0px none transparent;" width="480"></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/facebook" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream</a> <script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-228-brokaw-baby.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-228-brokaw-baby" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #228: Brokaw, baby!" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #228: Brokaw, baby!</h1><h2>Assuming his plane arrives on time, decorated newsman Tom Brokaw stops by on his way to the U of C. ESPN's Lester Munson gives us the legal low-down on Lance Armstrong's doping confession. And Mike Foucher discusses hyper-local news.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Jan 15 2013 12:13:09</p><div>Blogger and musician <b>Keidra Chaney</b> and <i>360 Magazine </i>editor <b>Lenox Magee</b> are our guides through the day's news. They'll discuss guns and the cost of corruption in light of the latest Burge-related settlement. They'll also remember web wonderkin Aaron Swartz.</div><div>Lawsuit: Prison officials could have prevented massive brain damage http://bit.ly/ZTgYxhWBEZ</div><div>Police Supt. McCarthy showed off a table full of confiscated guns today, comparing Chicago to New York ... http://cbsloc.al/ULzVjjWBBM Newsradio </div><div>City to pay $10.25M in another Burge misconduct case http://goo.gl/fb/ttJGGChicago Current</div><div>Settlements in cases against cops cost taxpayers — and police themselves. @MarkBrownCST tallies the cost. http://bit.ly/RVe6RhScott Fornek</div><div>City to pay $22.5 million to bipolar woman released into high-crime area - Chicago Sun-Times http://dlvr.it/2npq1qMental Health</div><div>Idol. Hero. Martyr.chrisngo! </div><div>Aaron Swartz was ‘killed by government,’ his father says at funeral. http://suntm.es/V2s8zuSuntimes</div><div>To call Aaron Swartz gifted would be to miss the point. As far as the internet was concerned, he was the gift http://econ.st/ZQkJDvThe Economist</div><div>Oh yeah, and they'll talk about a proposal to deport Uptown pigeons to Indiana. And we want to hear from you too: What pests would you like eradicated from your neighborhood? Call <b>312-923-9239</b> or join the conversation on Twitter at <b>#AfternoonShift</b>.</div><div>Chicago pigeons deported to IndianaCHICAGO Chicago's great pigeon problem may have eased slightly, but it also has some residents crying foul over the fowl removal. Social ...</div><div>Then <b>Mike Fourcher</b> joins us to talk about the stateof the news biz from a block-by-block perspective.</div><div>Hear me! I'll be on http://WBEZ.org at 3p CDT today talking about hyperlocal biz and @CenterSqJournal future.Mike Fourcher</div><div>Must-read: missed this? 21 things I learned running hyperlocal news sites, by @vouchey http://blog.fourcher.net/2013/01/11/21-things-i-learned-running-hyperlocal-news-sites/Steffen Konrath</div><div>Should Center Square Journal shut down?A hyperlocal site editor is holding a community meeting to decide its fate The editor of a hyperlocal news site in Chicago is organizing ...</div><div>After nearly a decade of fierce denials, cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. We’ll survey the damage with ESPN legal analyst <b>Lester Munson</b>.</div><div>Lance Armstrong plays Oprah cardcnn</div><div>#LieStrong #NewYorkPost #LanceArmstrong #TheTruth ogoriginal</div><div>Lance Armstrong Admits Doping, and Says He Will Testify Against Cycling Officials http://nyti.ms/TX3jWvThe New York Times</div><div>Decorated newsman and author <b>Tom Brokaw</b> is in Chicago to moderate a discussion about the politics of guns at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Before heading to Hyde Park, he stops by <i>The Afternoon Shift </i>(assuming his plan arrives on time, fingers crossed).</div><div>Join Tom Brokaw and All-Star panel for The Politics of Guns in America, 1/15, @UChiPolitics http://pic.twitter.com/kjPyCjHLDavid Axelrod</div><div>An amazing read on my flight back home, &quot;The Time of Our Lives&quot; by Tom Brokaw... Inspiring tales of so many people from different walks of life have found their ways to serve our communities.... comparison of those who ripped this country apart.... See how blessed we're and his book inspired us to do more, give more, volunteer more, #makeadifference #payitforward #lendahandManda Bear</div></noscript></p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-15/afternoon-shift-228-brokaw-baby-104934