Sep. 16, 2011
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made it clear that he wants what nearby Hammond, Indiana, has: a casino. But is it a certainty that Chicago will lure visitors from Northwest Indiana’s profitable gambling operations, including the one right over the state line in Hammond? WBEZ’s Michael Puente reports. And community groups on Chicago’s Southeast Side are joining forces with the goal of bringing cleaner air to the area. Eight Forty-Eight hears from Cheryl Johnson, CEO and president of the People for Community Recovery. Then, as part of WBEZ's series, Front and Center, Maham Khan tests festival-goers on their knowledge of bottled water versus tap water. The Dueling Critics review The Kid Thing at Chicago Dramatists and as the World Music Festival takes place around the city, WBEZ's own global-music guru Tony Sarabia joins the show for the latest installment of The Weekly Guide. And Chicago house DJ and producer DJ Frique stops by Eight Forty-Eight to spin and talk about his return to house music after some time away from the turntables.