Eight Forty-Eight for 05.22.12
The Rundown: A protest hangover, short sales and the Waco Brothers
It's the morning after NATO and Chicago's still standing. In celebration, Eight Forty-Eight invites in David Meyer, a University of California-Irvine professor and author of The Politics of Protest, to assess the effectiveness of the anti-NATO protests and examine what it takes to get your message across in the 21st century. WBEZ’s talk programming head-honcho Justin Kaufmann joins him to look at why the national media largely ignored NATO.
Then, Deal Estate
columnist Dennis Rodkin and @properties
agent Mabel Guzman talk about why homeowners choose short sales to rid themselves of underwater mortgages. For the first time since the housing market crash, short sales are outpacing foreclosures. Are you involved in a short sale? Call 312.923.9239
to share your story.
Meanwhile, the Chicago band Waco Brothers keeps the counter-culture rebellion alive throughout the hour. They perform their rowdy, honky-tonk music in-studio, including tracks from their new album, Great Chicago Fire.