Jan. 13, 2012
The Cook County Board passed an ordinance last year which allowed Saul Chavez to post bail on charges of drinking and driving and homicide despite a federal detainer placed on him about his immigration status; Chavez is now presumed to have left the country. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss why she still supports said ordinance. And, filmmaker, actor and writer Crispin Glover is in town for screenings of two of his films. The screenings are part of a multimedia presentation and performance where he'll also perform live readings from his book. Glover joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss this project. Eight Forty-Eight played a live track from the Jayhawks, who recently recorded some songs and a conversation for WBEZ’s Sound Opinions; more of their live performances can be found on WBEZ's blog.