Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Eight Forty-Eight for 09.07.12 September 7, 2012 By: Kate Dries Download Story [View the story "'Eight Forty-Eight' for 09.07.12" on Storify]'Eight Forty-Eight' for 09.07.12On Friday's Eight Forty-Eight, WBEZ's Becky Vevea looks at what a potential Chicago Teachers Union strike would mean for families, the city and the school system. Then, comedians Hal Sparks and Judy Tenuta bring the laughs to our weekly review panel.Storified by · Fri, Sep 07 2012 07:51:36Starting things off, WBEZ's Becky Vevea gives us an overview of the tensions boiling over in Chicago's Public Schools. If a strike is immanent, who will feel the effects, and what will those effects be?District picks schools, churches to stay open if teachers strikeWith just three days left before teachers could go on strike, Chicago Public Schools announced that it will keep 144 school buildings ope...Chicago braces for first teacher strike in a generation http://reut.rs/RRWr7sReuters US NewsWearing red for teacher strike. http://instagr.am/p/PRfE0kG69R/ChechybonesChicago Teachers Union Files Strike Noticectutv1.@JudyTenuta and @HalSparks are picking their favorite stories of the week on #848. What are yours? Vote here: http://bit.ly/Qrpn9qWBEZThen, comedians Judy Tenuta and Hal Sparks join Tony to crack wise about the news in our weekly review panel. Tenuta, known for punctuating her absurd humor with an ever-present accordion, is in town performing both homo- and heterosexual marriage ceremonies at Chicago's Laugh Factory. Hal Sparks, who's appeared in everything from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman to Queer as Folk, is currently featured on Disney XD's Lab Rats. He'll be performing Friday and Saturday at Mayne Stage in Chicago's Rogers ParkHal Sparks live on @WBEZ 848! Tune in! http://pic.twitter.com/NSmsesPDMayne Stage@JudyTenuta in studio with her accordionwbezchicago@halsparks also hamming it up this morningwbezchicagoWhat's the most important story this week? (poll 6518256)undefinedStand Up Comedy "Judy Tenuta" Part One Ladies of the NightalaughfromthepastJudy Tenuta Performs Gay Marriages at the Laugh Factory this Week!Comedian Judy Tenuta, who recently became an ordained minister, has offered to perform free gay (and straight) marriages on the stage of ...Hal Sparks Talks Interracial Relationships and "Lab Rats"christelyn1[Hal appears at 7:18]Indian Agent part 2 of 5xjuliettLastly, Eight Forty-Eight makes a huge announcement. But, you'll have to tune in to find out what it is.@wbez #848 is making a big announcement at the end of the show. Any guesses?Becky VlamisIt's going to be called 850 RT @ourmaninchicago: @wbez's 848 program gets a name and time change (2nd item): http://bit.ly/RgsAKRJustinKaufmann@justinkaufmann @ourmaninchicago I think that @WBEZ's long-standing refusal to simply round-up is very admirable. #848 #Precision #AccuracyMrJM Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Eight Forty-Eight Eight Forty-Eight for 09.06.12 Next post in Eight Forty-Eight A pointillist painting comes alive View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org How to survive a Chicago winter Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?