I’m a dork.
I know it.
I indulge in it.
I’ve enjoyed public radio since I was about 20.
National Public Radio and its local affiliate stations produce amazing shows that have greater depth than many sound-bite ridden news programs you get through the old boob tube, paper or electronic news outlets.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve found myself delivering our beer snacks to stores and bars during the afternoon and listening to an amazing show called Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan on WBEZ. It’s been around for several months now, and if you haven’t caught it, I’d highly recommend it.
Despite living in Chicago for over ten years, I lack the knowledge that many native Chicagoans inherently possess. The combination of in-depth coverage and deep Chicago knowledge is why Rick Kogan’s show has me smitten.
There seems to be this underworld of Chicago knowledge that can only be tapped into if you’ve lived here your entire life; if you have roots that run deep in these neighborhoods, you have access to it. I’ve met a few people that can channel this knowledge and help impart wisdom onto us non-natives.
Rick Kogan is one such individual. Continue reading