Afternoon Shift: 'Boss' book club, Year 25 and first day of school

The Afternoon Shift book club discusses Mike Royko’s writing style and the final chapters of his book "Boss." WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian asks: What happens in the brain at 25? Finally: As the first day of school draws to a close, WBEZ’s Becky Vevea is in studio to give us an update.

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  1. Afternoon Shift Book Club: 'Boss'


    Rick Kogan, senior writer and columnist for Chicago Tribune, Don Rose, political consultant and weekly online columnist for the Chicago Daily Observer and a surprise guest will join us to discuss Mike Royko’s writing style and the final chapters of his book "Boss." 

  2. Weather and news updates
  3. Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste tells us how long we can expect warm weather in Chicago and provides an update on the California wildfire. 
  4. Over the last week, we've presented a special series called “Moments of the Movement: Civil Rights and Change in America.” The series is produced by New Visions, New Voices, an initiative to diversify the voices in public radio. This series of short, first-person narratives has been pulled from hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio. The footage documents the setbacks and triumphs of this definitive period in American history. Today we feature Cecil Williams
  5. Year 25 studies the brain

    WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian has been asking Chicagoans what they were up to at 25 years old. To wrap up her series, we’ll talk about the neuroscience behind that tumultuous age: What happens in the brain at 25? Joining our conversation is associate professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, & Pediatrics and Director of Neuropsychology at the University of Chicago Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D.

  6. CPS first day of school

    It’s been an historic couple of years for Chicago Public Schools, with a longer school day, the first teachers strike in 25 years and the recent closure of 49 grammar schools. Thousands of students are feeling the effects of those mass closings today as they head back to the classroom. As the first day draws to a close, WBEZ’s Becky Vevea is here in studio to give us an update. WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton also weighs in. 
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