WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik shares details from Mayor Emanuel’s first public budget hearing. And, politicians and government agencies are no stranger to social media but Eight Forty-Eight asks whether the utilization of such tools is an effective way to keep public officials honest. Then, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore reports on a South Side school hoping to create an Arabic language and culture center. And writer Karen Brenner shares a story of two girls who easily traverse cultural differences to find friendship. The University of Chicago is behind new developments in Hyde Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. But Eight Forty-Eight asks whether universities make good neighbors when it comes to sparking development or boosting the economy in the area.