The Rundown: Politics with a side of (Middle Eastern by way of American jazz) music

March 21, 2012

Listen to the election discussion

120321 hudzik & congress.mp3

Election results: WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik talks about the results of Tuesday’s elections. Eight Forty-Eight also hears from some of the candidates.

Americans Elect: The new group Americans Elect wants to overhaul the primary process. They say it’s too partisan and too polarizing. But can it work? Is reform needed? Local proponents of Americans Elect say why they got involved, and political scientist and journalist David Yepsen examines the feasibility of changing the system. To join the conversation, call 312.923.9239.

Swing Hakim: The local group Swing Hakim combines American jazz and blues with classical Middle Eastern music. They bring their eclectic sound to WBEZ studios.