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'Afternoon Shift' #228: Brokaw, baby!

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'Afternoon Shift' #228: Brokaw, baby!

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.

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Blogger and musician Keidra Chaney and 360 Magazine editor Lenox Magee 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.
Lawsuit: Prison officials could have prevented massive brain damage
Police Supt. McCarthy showed off a table full of confiscated guns today, comparing Chicago to New York ... Newsradio
City to pay $10.25M in another Burge misconduct case Current
Settlements in cases against cops cost taxpayers — and police themselves. @MarkBrownCST tallies the cost. Fornek
City to pay $22.5 million to bipolar woman released into high-crime area - Chicago Sun-Times Health
Idol. Hero. Martyr.chrisngo!
Aaron Swartz was ‘killed by government,’ his father says at funeral.
To call Aaron Swartz gifted would be to miss the point. As far as the internet was concerned, he was the gift Economist
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 312-923-9239 or join the conversation on Twitter at #AfternoonShift.
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 ...
Then Mike Fourcher joins us to talk about the stateof the news biz from a block-by-block perspective.
Hear me! I'll be on at 3p CDT today talking about hyperlocal biz and @CenterSqJournal future.Mike Fourcher
Must-read: missed this? 21 things I learned running hyperlocal news sites, by @vouchey Konrath
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 ...
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 Lester Munson.
Lance Armstrong plays Oprah cardcnn
#LieStrong #NewYorkPost #LanceArmstrong #TheTruth ogoriginal
Lance Armstrong Admits Doping, and Says He Will Testify Against Cycling Officials New York Times
Decorated newsman and author Tom Brokaw 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 The Afternoon Shift (assuming his plan arrives on time, fingers crossed).
Join Tom Brokaw and All-Star panel for The Politics of Guns in America, 1/15, @UChiPolitics Axelrod
An amazing read on my flight back home, "The Time of Our Lives" 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

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