WBEZ | Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition http://www.wbez.org/tags/last-call-rise-and-fall-prohibition Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Author Daniel Okrent explores impact of prohibition on America http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-23/author-daniel-okrent-explores-impact-prohibition-america-86901 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-23/Prohibition Flickr Dewar&#039;s Repeal.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Ninety-one years ago, the country locked up the liquor cabinet.<br> <br> Prohibition became law of the land, bartenders closed up shop and consumers searched for inventive and illegal ways of obtaining alcohol.<br> <br> In Chicago, it was the start of the bootlegging era. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> revisited a 2010 conversation WBEZ’s Richard Steele had with journalist and author <a href="http://www.danielokrent.com/" target="_blank">Daniel Okrent</a> about his book, <em>Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition</em>. It offers a holistic examination of alcohol prohibition, and its lasting impacts on America.<br> <br> <em>Music Button: Don Redman and His Orchestra, “Chant Of The Weed,” From the CD 1931-1933 (Allegro Corporation)</em></p></p> Mon, 23 May 2011 14:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-23/author-daniel-okrent-explores-impact-prohibition-america-86901