Oct. 25, 2011
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of William Cellini. WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer brings Eight Forty-Eight the latest. Then, the Out of the Shadows series continues with Rehman Tungekar’s report on the pressures that cause some adoptive parents of mentally ill children to turn to custody relinquishment. That includes facing criminal charges of child neglect and/or abandonment in order to get their children the services they need. With news that the Chicago Defender, one of the country’s oldest black newspapers, is laying off staff, cultural commentator Kyra Kyles speaks with Eight Forty-Eight about the state of black media in Chicago.