Oct. 19, 2011
As the Occupy Chicago protest reaches its fourth week, Eight Forty-Eight reaches out to listeners to hear their thoughts about the demonstrations' impact on Chicagoans. Micah Philbrook from Occupy Chicago and the University of Chicago's Bernard Harcourt join Eight Forty-Eight’s Alison Cuddy to answer listeners’ questions about Occupy Chicago and the movement at large--please share! Call 312-923-9239, e-mail email@example.com or tweet @848. Then, Changing Gears continues its look at “magic bullets”--the big ideas that aim to transform various Midwest economies. Dustin Dwyer shares a story on advanced batteries. They are powering electric cars and could help with the energy grid, but will they charge up the Midwest economy? And, WBEZ’s Joe DeCeault profiles a police officer who’s on the front line of dealing with children suffering from mental illness for the Out of the Shadows series. He learns how first responders affect the chances of a child either going to get treatment or ending up in jail. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 70 percent of those in the juvenile justice system have mental health problems--WBEZ’s Gabriel Spitzer leads a conversation about the state of mental health services that can help.