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'Auburn Gresham, Chicago' is a new multimedia series profiling the South Side neighborhood through the personal stories.

Dec. 12, 2011

The Chicago Sun-Times was the first Chicago metropolitan daily newspaper to put up a paywall for online content. As of Thursday, online visitors had to pay for increased access to the website; and print and digital subscribers will be charged a monthly fee as well. Columbia College journalism professor Barbara Iverson joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the effect of paywalls on readers. Plus, Eight Forty-Eight caught up with Cheryl Raye-Stout for the latest news from the Berto Center and to recover from the Bears' loss in Denver. Then, Bill Healy previewed a new series, Auburn Gresham, Chicago. The series is about the South Side neighborhood told through the stories of people who live, work and play there. First up, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, a house music legend who grew up in Auburn Gresham. And, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Ian Schneller about his art and learned how he and Andrew Bird turned the space of the Museum of Contemporary Art into what they call a “Sonic Arboretum.”