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'Afternoon Shift'#255: Live from Brown Sugar Bakery

The Afternoon Shift broadcasts live from the Brown Sugar Bakery in Grand Crossing.

Storified by · Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:41:54

Welcome to the Neighborhood: WBEZ’s Richard Steele and artist-writer and recovering adman, Lowell Thompson, talk about the evolution of the area and its connection to Chicago’s black community. Thompson’s most recent book, African Americans in Chicago, has been referred to as the “black Chicago family album,” featuring the photos and stories of people both in and out of the headlines.
Lowell ThompsonIt must have hit him like a hard slap in his face. A sucker punch in the gut. Dr. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., world-renowned, globe-tr...
Richard Steele| WBEZ 91.5 ChicagoOedipus El Rey, which runs through July at Victory Gardens Theater, is modeled after the Greek classic. But in this version, Oedipus is a...
Sweet Treat: Sixth Ward Alderman, Roderick Sawyer, and the ward’s sweetest shop keep, Stephanie Hart, owner of the Brown Sugar Bakery, join Rick for a chat about the neighborhood.
Chicago City Council: Roderick SawyerStrong roots in a political family can have a big impact. Roderick Sawyer knows first hand. Sawyer is the son of former 6th Ward Alderman...
Black Radio: A pair of radio legends, the “Real Deal” Richard Steele and “The Cool Gent” Herb Kent discuss the role of radio in Chicago’s black community.
@HerbKentV103 asks the tough questions. "what exactly is a G thang?"Phiction
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Harper High School: Last week, This American Life began its two-part look at Harper High School, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. The school’s principal, Leonetta Sanders, and school social worker, Crystal Winfield Smith, join Rick for an extended chat.
20 students from Harper High School shot this school year alone. Is it possible for all kids in #Chicago to avoid gang life? @wbezeducationNPR's Tell Me More
Audience Insight: We’ll talk with the lovely folks who joined us for the live broadcast. Share your thoughts and pictures from the broadcast on Twitter and Instagram using #AfternoonShift.

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