Sep. 22, 2011
Chicago has a history of billing itself a an environmentally-friendly city. But what happens to sustainability initiatives during a budget crisis--and how central are green considerations to Chicago politics? Eight Forty-Eight digs in with Henry Henderson, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Midwest program. Then, while economic woes have left most towns scrambling to find new tenants for their vacant properties-- businesses, homeowners, anyone--the same is not always the case in north suburban Evanston; WBEZ’s Odette Yousef reports. Over the weekend, The Hideout’s annual Block Party will also celebrate the venue’s 15th birthday under the current owners. Music reporter Althea Legaspi talks to the players who made The Hideout what it is today. Also, the Hideout's 15th anniversary festivities include the photo exhibit, Scrapbook: The Hideout Story in Pictures; Eight Forty-Eight sits down with photographer Jim Newberry, whose photos are featured in the collection. And, in anticipation of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival over the weekend, WBEZ’s Richard Steele talks with two slated performers, cellist Tomeka Reid and saxophonist Diane Ellis, about being women in the mostly-male world of jazz.