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'Eight Forty-Eight' checks out the impact of music festivals on Chicago ahead of Lollapalooza.

Aug. 03, 2011

WBEZ's Robert Wildeboer continues the new Under the Gun series comparing gun violence in Chicago and Toronto. Then, one man, three days and a whole lot of movies: Jason Elewski is a producer for wINDIE City Shootout, a Chicago-based film festival that challenges filmmakers to write, shoot and edit a movie in 72 hours. And Althea Legaspi reports on how local music festivals contribute jobs and revenue to the city. Then, host Alison Cuddy speaks with comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, who got his start growing up in Indiana. The funny man joins the show to talk about his career making people laugh. And Niala Boodhoo profiles some guys who want to change Chicago $1,000 at a time to kick off an occasional series looking at innovation for Changing Gears.