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'Eight Forty-Eight' explores what it takes to get job seekers back on the market.

Sep. 13, 2011

As the nation and president focus on job creation, Hal Weitzman of the Financial Times joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss job prospects and skills training in Illinois. Then, Eight Forty-Eight talks with Justice Stephen Breyer about politics and the Supreme Court. And, John Wayne Gacy was one of the most gruesome serial killers in history--but Judge Sam Amirante believed that even Gacy was entitled to the best defense possible. In his new book with Danny Broderick, Amirante recalls what it was like to defend a monster. And Kevin Coval is out with his new book of poetry, L-vis Lives: Racemusic Poems, which explores the appropriation of African-American music and art by white artists--the poet and performer joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss.