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To avoid a government shutdown, lawmakers will have to agree on a federal budget by April 8.

Mar. 16, 2011

As Congress continues to work out an agreement on the federal budget, Eight Forty-Eight speaks to John Bouman, President of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, about how the proposed House cuts would affect people in Illinois. Then host Alison Cuddy hears from author Mary Pat Kelly about her experience growing up Irish in Chicago. And Chicano author and activist Luis Rodriguez talks about the art of writing and his latest project.