The candidates met for a final televised debate Thursday before a final weekend push for votes.
Feb. 22, 2011
Eight Forty-Eight found out what’s on voters’ minds the day before polls open: WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik, Chicago Tribune reporter Rick Pearson and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reviewed the political issues at play while fielding calls, e-mails, and tweets from listeners.
Political activity has been sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. For decades the region has been mostly under autocratic rule. Now long-standing dynasties, from Qaddafi in Libya to Khalifa in Bahrain may fall.
Nora Dunn's most recent project has her teamed up with folks like Tim Conway, Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor. They’re among many honoring comedian Jonathan Winters in the new film Certifiably Jonathan. It’s currently on screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center through Feb.
Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan. But about 20 years ago he learned that his biological father is black. Monday, Eight Forty-Eight featured a conversation with Fosberg about the discovery of and subsequent reunion with his father.
Johnson Publishing is in the midst of a 21st century makeover. The Chicago-based company is responsible for two of the most well-known African American publications in the U.S. – Ebony and Jet. But the company has seen some significant changes of late.