Sep. 23, 2011
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers face off Sunday, adding another battle to the long war between the football foes. WBEZ’s Justin Kaufmann lifts the Cheddar Curtain to uncover what fuels the rivalry for devoted fans. But the rivalry is not just about the fans: The history points to past leaders as well. So Eight Forty-Eight revisits a conversation about the ultimate coaching matchup: the Bears' George Halas vs. the Packers' Vince Lombardi. Then, Keith Bielat from the Chicago Mountaineering Club offers ideas on how to enjoy the great outdoors in this installment of The Weekly Guide. And Christy LeMaster joins Eight Forty-Eight for a review of Love Crime, the final film from the late French filmmaker Alain Corneau, and Screen Dances, a series of shorts that marry film and dance. And, Chicago DJ Boy Alberto will go old school with former New Order bassist Peter Hook on Friday, when he spins an opening set for the legendary musician’s show at Metro in Chicago. But first, he hits the turntables on Eight Forty-Eight and stays around for a chat.