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About the Show

Host Jay Shefsky

Jay Shefsky gets caught up in other people’s enthusiasm. Whether they love ice fishing or are passionate about improving the lives of neighborhood kids, Jay wants to hear – and tell – their stories. More About the Show >

 

Not My Day Job

Premiered Friday, November 12, 2010

A CSO horn player who raises monarch butterflies. Serious "foodies" try their hand at Cicada cuisine. An inventor helps his friends by creating the Puppet Bike. Finding beauty – and healing – in abandoned homes. The secret to building a ship in a bottle. And, high-end quilters collaborate with developmentally disabled workers.

Speed Demons

Premiered Friday, November 05, 2010

Drag Racers at Great Lakes Dragaway. The joys – and hazards – of the lakefront bikepath. A banjo player with crazy fast fingers. And mountain biking in Chicago?!

Teach Your Children

Premiered Friday, October 29, 2010

A woman with a passion for beautifying ugly parkways becomes a neighborhood pied piper. A Chicago grammar school blends yoga with math. Learn finance at a Chicago high school! And at the University of Chicago – learning to be a great teacher in low income schools.

Getting There

Premiered Friday, October 22, 2010

A disabled vet runs 21 miles to work twice a week. Another man rides the entire lakefront bike path no-handed. We paddle along with Chicago’s 84 year-old "canoe guru." And, winter bike commuters.

New Games/Old Games

Premiered Friday, October 15, 2010

Two artists create a treasure hunt to give away their art. A Chicago man is determined to get ping pong out of our basements and onto ESPN. The world’s busiest 16-inch softball league. And a visit to Jay’s mom’s bowling league. At 73, she’s the second youngest player!