Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: Love is in the air WBEZ February 14, 2013 [View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#250: Love is in the air" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift'#250: Love is in the airWBEZ blogger Al Gini joins relationship guru Art “Chat Daddy” Sims for an hour of Valentine's Day love-and loss. We're also checking in on the CPS closings, learning about chef Chris Duffy's unique journey and talking with filmmaker John Davies about his new film Phunny Business: A Black Comedy. Storified by · Thu, Feb 14 2013 11:26:35 More content below this sponsor message Love Panel: Wise sage and WBEZ blogger Al Gini joins media personality—and relationship guru—Art “Chat Daddy” Sims for a very special Valentine’s Day hour. Listeners are invited to share their best and worst Valentine’s Day memories by calling 312-923-9239 or lamenting on Twitter with #AfternoonShift.Just got a really good phone call... I'm doing a Valentine's Day guest spot on WBEZ's radio show Afternoon Shift... http://fb.me/JQg5QjTbArt Chat Daddy Sims We’ll also have our eye on Springfield as a vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage is expected. Marriage equality bill poised for passage in Illinois http://huff.to/12MiEOJHuffington PostEarth to Illinois State Senate: The issue isn't what the Pope says about marriage, it's what the Constitution says about equality. #prop8Susan RussellSchool Closings: As CPS whittles its list of schools targeted for closure, of which near 130 remain, Elaine Allensworth of the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute discusses the impact of past closures on students. Then, parent Lynda Cayolle of Canter Middle School explains why she thinks closing schools could lead to more students dropping out. And WBEZ education reporter Becky Vevea has been following the story closely and was at a tense meeting in North Lawndale Wednesday night—she joins Rick and the other women for the conversation.RT @EricHorngABC7: #CPS officials shouted down by school closing opponents at west side community meeting. http://yfrog.com/gzvs5askjABC 7 Chicago 129 on new Chicago schools closing list(Tribune illustration) Chicago Public Schools has narrowed the number of schools it will consider for closing to 129. The preliminary lis...Duffy/Pang: Chicago Tribune reporter Kevin Pang profiles acclaimed Chicago chef Curtis Duffy in his latest column. Duffy is chef and owner of Grace in Chicago’s West Loop. Zagat recently listed the restaurant as one of the 10 hottest restaurants in the world. Duffy’s story is not your standard rise through the ranks tale; he has a complicated past that has created personal hurdles along the way, and driven him to his current success. Pang and Duffy detail the chef’s path through the culinary scene. How Grace chef Curtis Duffy used cooking to overcome his troubled childhood http://bit.ly/WKNoMF by @kevinthepangChicago TribuneJohn Davies: Filmmaker John Davies chronicles the rise and fall of All Jokes Aside, once the premier showcase for African American comics, in the documentary Phunny Business: A Black Comedy. Throughout the ‘90s, the club attracted young comics like Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and MoNique to Chicago’s South Loop and helped launch mega-watt careers.