Eight Forty-Eight


Broadcast from the Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Foundation Talk Studio, supporting arts and communications outreach

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Mar. 27, 2012


Chicago Tribune transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch looks at the implications if the U.S. Congress fails to pass a transportation funding bill by the weekend. A recent Northwestern University study shows that, despite common belief, guilty pleasure may be more, well, pleasurable than we think. Eight Forty-Eight talks with Maryanne Fisher of St. Mary’s University and consumer psychologist Peter McGraw about the science, and how guilty pleasures shape our lives, our culture and our world. To join the conversation, call 312.923.9239. WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt stops by to explain how the city’s 77 “Community Areas” have undergone few changes over the years, unlike political boundaries. Two members of The Treasure Fleet, a Chicago supergroup of sorts, perform an acoustic set live in-studio.