Eight Forty-Eight


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'Eight Forty-Eight' examines how state cuts will affect local emergency shelter.

Aug. 25, 2011

Richard Steele fills in for Alison Cuddy and is joined by Julie Dworkin from Chicago Coaltion for the Homeless to discuss how state cuts will affect Chicago's emergency housing. And WBEZ’s Linda Lutton reports on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s goal of getting the city’s dropouts to re-enroll in school. Then, Eight Forty-Eight’s Jason Marck reviews a new documentary film about the life, work and world of writer Sholem Aleichem. And Richard Steele talks with the producer and star featured in the documentary, Phunny Business, about the now-defunct, near-South Side comedy club All Jokes Aside; it’s screening as part of the 17th Annual Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video. Plus, a cut from the First 100 live event that will air on Eight Forty-Eight on Friday.