Eight Forty-Eight for 08.24.12

August 24, 2012

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'Eight Forty-Eight' for 08.24.12

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It's Friday on Eight Forty-Eight, which means it's time for Week in Review. This week, our panelists are Hal Weitzman of the Financial Times and Kimbriell Kelly of the Chicago Reporter. They'll discuss the shrinking middle class and the looming federal budget crisis.
US 'state budgets face challenges' - FT.comThe financial situation of many US states remains fragile, with budgets vulnerable to slowing growth in the global economy, according to ...
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We'll also talk with ESPN Senior Writer Lester Munson about Lance Armstrong's steroid use: 
There is nothing and no one sacred in sports, no not one. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/sports/cycling/lance-armstrong-ends-fight-against-doping-charges-losing-his-7-tour-de-france-titles.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesTim Akimoff
Plus: Here's that ruined fresco Tony Sarabia mentioned.
Botched Restoration of Ecce Homo Fresco Shocks SpainMADRID - A case of suspected vandalism in a church in a northeastern village in Spain has turned out to be probably the worst art restora...
Then, Alison Cuddy stops by to talk drive-in movies: 
Friday on #848 means we're going back to the drive-in with @wbezacuddy http://bit.ly/RJlj7LWBEZ
John Travolta - Sandytravoltafan
@BVlamis @wbez #848 my uncle taking us to the planet of the apes in Coquille, Oregon, just waiting for us to freak out at the big revealCandace Moore Hill
@BVlamis @wbez YES! Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The roof of my dad's Jaguar. I was seven. There was popcorn. It was magic. #848Seen From My Desk
Vintage Drive-in Intermission filmsder00
And, we'll talk with legendary Chicago rock outfit Shellac about a rocking 20 years in the business. Vocalist and engineer Steve Albini and engineer Bob Weston will talk about his career and what's next.
Shellac - Prayer To Godx83x
shellaccássio abreu
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