Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Afternoon Shift: Cutting the fat March 1, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#261: Cutting the fat" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift'#261: Cutting the fatIMAN executive director Rami Nashashibi and Eddie Bocanegra, a violence interrupter with CeaseFire, help us sort through the day's big stories, including XX and XXX. We'll also discuss the looming sequester, talk with author Rus Bradburd and hear from Lynne Jordan and The Shivers.Storified by · Fri, Mar 01 2013 11:57:25The Day Today: Violence interrupter and FORCE organizer Eddie Bocanegra joins Rami Nashashib, executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network to discuss how current events are disseminated in their communities. Together they’ll talk about life after prison, comprehensive gun control and food deserts. They’ll also be joined by Fr. Larry Dowling from St. Agatha’s in North Lawndale and Sheelah Muhammad, the deputy director of IMAN.The Trauma of Violence and Our Broken CommunitiesEddie BocanegraFifteen years ago, I was on vacation with my family in upstate New York, when late one night I got a phone call from a hom...Stop-and-frisk: A needed reality"Mom, I don't think I'm going to ride my bike around this summer," said my teenage son after a shooting a block away from my South Side h...Takin' It to the StreetsMos Def Gives His Salaam at Takin' It to the Streets 2010 Takin' It to the Streets 2010 Headliner Mos Def says As Salaamu Alaikum to thou...Sequester: As Americans brace themselves for sequester cuts, President Obama told members of the media Friday that, “This is not the apocalypse. It’s just dumb.” University of Chicago economics professor Allen Sanderson tends to agree—he’ll tell us why he thinks things have been blown out of proportion.Sequester Set to Trigger Billions in CutsNobody likes the sequester.Even the word is enough to send shivers of fiscal panic, or sheer political malaise, down the spines of season...President Obama: "None of this is necessary. It’s happening because of a choice that Republicans in Congress have made." #JobsNotCutsBarack ObamaWbezRus Bradburb: Chicago native Rus Bradburd spent 14 years coaching Division I basketball before hanging up his dry-erase board to pursue a writing career. In his new novel, Make It Take It, Bradburd brings all the complicated realities of college basketball into the fictional story of Steve Pytel, an assistant at Southern Arizona State University, who is struggling to keep his job, family and composure in one piece. He stops by to share his stories of the hardwood."Make It, Take It," by Rus BradburdCinco Punto Press Jeff Glor talks to Rus Bradburd about, "Make It, Take It." Jeff Glor: What inspired you to write the book? Rus Bradburd...Lynne Jordan & The Shivers: A Chicago favorite, Lynne Jordan has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 20years. She leads her own 12-piece band, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers, entertaining at top Chicago venues and gala events, as well as concerts in Europe and South America. She’ll sing with Nina Simone on Monday at City Winery—but first, she stops by “Rick’s Café.”Lynne Jordan and The Shiversbtkolstad Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: So long, farewell Next post in Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: Happy Birthday, Chi-Town! View the discussion thread. Featured Homemade Stories: Every Word Understood Is the resilience of millennials underrated? By Blood or Bond The old Wrigley Field scoreboard: Revolutionary or retro?