Eight Forty-Eight


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More than 42 million Americans are expected to hit the road over the holiday weekend.

Nov. 23, 2011

Antoin “Tony” Rezko was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for using his political clout to get bribes from companies; Eight Forty-Eight turned to WBEZ’s legal and criminal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer for the latest on the sentencing. Then, WBEZ’s Richard Steele spoke with Aaron Cohen, author of Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace (33 1/3), a new biography that looks at famed the soul and gospel singer and her acclaimed and award-winning album. And, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Eight Forty-Eight opens up the phone lines to hear listeners’ most memorable holiday travel stories. Lifestyle and travel writer Jetta Bates offers some travel tips along the way. Give Eight Forty-Eight a call at 312-923-9239, e-mail 848@wbez.org or tweet @848.