Aug. 01, 2011
Chicago News Cooperative reporter Dan Mihalopoulos discusses Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to streamline city government. Then, as the first day of school draws near, writer Ron Litke comments on test scores, teachers and public service. And WBEZ criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer kicks off a week-long series, Under the gun: Murder in Chicago and Toronto, comparing gun violence in Chicago and Toronto. Then, host Alison Cuddy talks with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz about their film The Interrupters. As the former alternative music station Q101 goes all talk, Eight Forty-Eight looks back at both the genre and the station that epitomized it for many Chicagoans.