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Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez joined 'Eight Forty-Eight' to discuss wrongful convictions in Cook County.

Jan. 26, 2012

A recent string of overturned convictions in Cook County has sparked curiosity about the root of wrongful convictions. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and WBEZ criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the problem. Then, WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton discussed the latest news from the Chicago Board of Education meetings. Plus, WBEZ’s David Hammond explained why a group of raw milk activists have been trying to bring the banned substance to more people. And, the NBA’s jam-packed season has spawned some serious fatigue amongst players—and fans. Luckily, the Bulls have the “Bench Mob.” Regular sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout introduced listeners to some of the guys coming up off the bench and into the spotlight.