Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: Road rage WBEZ February 5, 2013 [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #243: Road rage" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #243: Road rageWBEZ’s Steve Bynum and Britt Julious take on the days hot topics, including the death of cable and celebrity role models. We'll also look at the opportunity costs attached to an unpredictable commute and we'll take a trip to Berwyn. Plus we'l hear about the Goodman Theatre's latest production. Storified by · Tue, Feb 05 2013 11:37:52 More content below this sponsor message WBEZ producer Steve Bynum and a new addition to the WBEZ blog family, Britt Julious, discuss topical topics like media role models, a call for President Obama to come home, the possible end of cable television and much more.In praise of the messiness of Scandal's Olivia PopeOlivia Pope wears a lot of white.Super Bowl Reveals Beyonce to Be a Sweaty, Hard-Working Human BeingThe halftime show's inspirational message: Being fabulous isn't easy, but it's also not impossible. The picture above is from early in Be...Obama, Come Home: Many in the Chicago area have been calling for President Obama to come back to his hometown and address the ever-increasing violence. What do you think? Join in the conversation on Twitter using #AfternoonShift.Growing clamor for Obama to visit Chicago, address city's violenceWhen times are tough, the distraught have long sought comfort in an old church hymn. "In times like these," the song goes, "you need a sa...The End of Cable?: Netflix just released its premiere original series, House of Cards, and it's getting a lot of buzz. But is it real quality programming, or just a media game?Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS is truly the work of some master storytellers. Highly recommended.Robert KirkmanHouse of Cards: Gimmick or Legitimate Business Strategy?Netflix is getting a lot of buzz since releasing all 13 episodes of its premiere series, House of Cards, and the pundits are scrambling t...Why"House of Cards" may not be the best show on television, but it is in the same league as the best shows, and that makes all the differenc...Commuting Crisis: As if Chicago commuters weren't already in a tizzy, a study out Tuesday found that our commutes are increasingly unpredictable. So much so, in fact, that residents are accommodating for the uncertainty of getting from Point A to Point B on time by setting aside more time each day -- just in case. But time is money—and people at the ChicagoMetropolitan Agency for Planning believe people should be—and would be—willingto pay to get to where they’re going faster. We're joined by Jesse Elam, the director of the Congestion Pricing Project, an effort aimed at taking back traffic time—for a price.The Commute: Predictably unpredictableYou can predict with a high degree of confidence that the time it takes to drive from Point A to B on any given day is unpredictable. And...Curious Suburbs: WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell and Tricia Bobeda share their exploration of Berwyn, where creative energies are flowing through everything from the arts to laundromats to health clinics.A day in Berwyn, Illinois (with images, tweet) · WBEZWBEZ's Chip Mitchell and Tricia Bobeda explored the Western suburb of Berwyn, Illinois on Jan. 30.Berwyn's Jolly Green Giant (Laundromat) and local theater http://bit.ly/UuogeaWBEZnewsThat yellow and red blur? That's Pooh Bear getting a wash at the World's Largest Laundromat in #Berwyn.wbezchicagoOther Desert Cities: Actors Linda Kimbrough and Deanna Dunagan join us to talk about their roles in the Tony-Award nominated, and Pulitzer Prize finalist play, "Other Desert Cities." This latest production from Chicago’s Goodman Theatre pits conservative parents against their liberal offspring in a fight to protect or reveal a family secret.