Eight Forty-Eight

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Clashes between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over longer school days continue as students return.

Sep. 07, 2011

WBEZ's Jason Marck fills in for Alison Cuddy. The Chicago Teachers Union is at odds with Chicago Public Schools about the length of the school day, among other issues. But a few schools are on board with CPS’ plans to extend school hours; Eight Forty-Eight learns about the history of schools defecting from the union stance and what it signifies. President Obama is scheduled to speak to Congress on Thursday about jobs. Eight Forty-Eight previews what Americans might expect to hear and discusses the current jobs issues affecting Chicagoans. And there’s no denying that manufacturing has changed: Dan Bobkoff of the Changing Gears series shares the story of a manufacturer whose president describes it as a "61-year-old startup" company. Plus, WBEZ’s Richard Steele and Studs Terkel spoke right after September 11, 2001; Eight Forty-Eight revisits their conversation. And Thomas Montgomery-Fate talks about a live art installation that reflects on a post-9/11 world.