Eight Forty-Eight

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Chicago Public Schools names a record 10 schools for turnaround and school closings will be announced in the coming days.

Nov. 29, 2011

Back in July, WBEZ aired a story about its own Susie An buying her first home. Her experience clued WBEZ in to a broader story of how realtors have navigated the post-bubble world for large profits; and, in some cases, at the expense of taxpayers and end buyers like An--WBEZ’s Ashley Gross had the story. And, this week Chicago Public Schools will announce the schools it wants to shut down for poor performance. Eight Forty-Eight turned to WBEZ’s Linda Lutton for the latest developments. Then, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Karen Freeman-Wilson, who was elected the first female mayor of Gary, Indiana earlier this month. And, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s new Alternative Labeling Project seeks to redefine the ways people think about history; Eight Forty-Eight peeked into Jane Addams’ medicine kit with artist and scholar Terri Kapsalis.