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Apr. 12, 2012

It's Music Thursday on Eight Forty-Eight with WBEZ's resident music lovers Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele. Today's selections were made in preparation for Yuri's Night, a celebration that marks the day Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to enter space and orbit the earth.

Dr. Marvin Bolt of Adler Planeterium will drop by to tell us how Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight altered American political history. Dr. Bolt will also offer a few intergalactic jams, and talk about the upcoming theatrical event at Adler, Starball.