WBEZ | Eight Forty-Eight http://www.wbez.org/tags/eight-forty-eight Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Goodbye to 'Eight-Forty-Eight', hello to 'The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-09/goodbye-eight-forty-eight-hello-morning-shift-tony-sarabia-102264 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/6916767759_9303b2d59f_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/goodbye-to-848-hello-to-the-morning-shift.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/goodbye-to-848-hello-to-the-morning-shift" target="_blank">View the story "Goodbye to 848, hello to The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia" on Storify</a>]<h1>Goodbye to 848, hello to The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia</h1><h2>We promised you a big announcement, and WBEZ's CEO Torey Malatia is here to explain it.</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Fri, Sep 07 2012 07:39:48</p><div>undefinedTumblr</div><div>From WBEZ's CEO Torey Malatia:<br><br>Eight Forty-Eight premiered in January of 1998 as the first significant manifestation of our institutionalrecommitment to serve our community first.&nbsp; We assembled our best producers, most recognized hosts, and most compelling contributors to offer our audience a one hour magazine that offered a snapshot of our region;;Chicago’s current thinking on issues, its mostexciting artistic expression, its challenges and accomplishments.&nbsp; Eight Forty Eight won awards as the area’s best talk show, it attracted great journalistic talent to our staff and our contributor ensemble, and was even copied by other public radio stationsaround the country.&nbsp;<br><br>But most importantly it started WBEZ on the road to working diligently to provide relevant, authenticcommunity service to metro Chicago.&nbsp;&nbsp; It inspire other investments in discussion programming that has now led ups to providing Chicago-originated service to more and more of our daily midday broadcasts.&nbsp; As we grow and build on the great work of our colleagues—someof who remain with us here and some who have pursued other creative endeavors over the years, we are thankful to you, our audience, for both your encouragement and your criticism, your patience at our off-days and your delight at our successes.&nbsp; If child isfather to the man, Eight Forty is father to a deep, pervasive commitment to reflecting our community through all of our public service platforms.</div></noscript></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-09/goodbye-eight-forty-eight-hello-morning-shift-tony-sarabia-102264 Will new Oscar rules mean more love for Chicago documentaries? http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2012-01-24/will-new-oscar-rules-mean-more-love-chicago-documentaries-95762 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2012-January/2012-01-24/oscar statue_flickr_kara brugman.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Like many movie hounds I both love to watch and love to complain about the annual Oscars. But the rules governing how and why a film qualifies "for your consideration" are still kind of foreign territory to me (ironically, especially when it comes to actual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.filmmisery.com/2011/08/oscar-tracker-best-foreign-film-predictions-2012/8009/">foreign films</a>).&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-January/2012-01-24/oscar statue_flickr_kara brugman.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px; float: right; margin: 5px;" title="(Flickr/Kara Brugman)">Oscar rules have been shaken up in recent years. For example: Until this<a href="http://oscar.go.com/"> morning's announcement</a>, no one was sure how many <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/movies/awardsseason/new-rules-may-yield-2012-oscar-surprises-academy-awards.html?_r=1">"best picture"</a> nominees there'd be. Nor, as far as I can tell, does anyone know why the <em>number</em> of films selected should be as big a reveal as <em>which</em> films were selected. (don't get me started on their quality.)&nbsp;</p><p>But the biggest brouhaha is over very recent changes to documentary selection. In brief, as of the 2013 awards, non-fiction films will now require not just a theatrical release, but also a review in either the <em>New York Times</em> or <em>L.A. Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/movies/documentarians-concerned-about-proposed-oscar-rule.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=all">to qualify</a>.</p><p>Some doc fans view this development with suspicion. Does this give too much clout to a top-flight but small group of newspaper film critics and their editors? <a href="http://www.salon.com/2012/01/09/michael_moore_and_the_oscars_get_it_right/singleton/%20">Others </a>argue the new rules are a vast improvement on the previous system. The man charged with the changes - documentarian Michael Moore of <em>Fahrenheit 9/11</em> and <em>Roger and Me</em> fame - hopes they'll at least prevent a<a href="http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/michael-moore-im-bringing-democracy-oscar-doc-process-34240"> "<em>Hoop Dreams</em> [from] happening again."&nbsp;</a></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-January/2012-01-24/interrupters photo.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; float: left; margin: 5px;" title="">That would no doubt be welcome news for Steve James, who didn't make it to Oscar prime time with <em>Hoop Dreams</em> in 1995 and whose critical hit <em>The Interrupters</em> was overlooked by the Academy this year. Not surprisingly, James'&nbsp;<a href="http://www.indiewire.com/article/exclusive-the-interrupters-director-steve-james-weighs-in-on-the-new-doc-rules">take</a> on the new system for documentary selection is as subtle as his film's view of Chicago violence.</p><p>You'll hear more from him on this morning's <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/848">Eight Forty-Eight </a></em>- I'm curious to know whether he thinks the changes mean real transparency for what sounds like a terribly convoluted process. &nbsp;</p><p>The harder question to answer may be this: Why can't Hollywood, the epicenter of movie production world-wide and the host of an annual awards ceremony that largely celebrates that fact, figure out how to put on an awards show that is actually good? Then again, maybe running rough shod over the usual space-time conventions of prime time television (over 3 hours long - really?) and putting your <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/billy-crystal-says-hed-host-fresh-oscars-25632">talent through the mill</a> is real Hollywood style?&nbsp;</p><p>So, if you want to dish about the Oscars - including which films did and did not get the nod - join me and a group of local film critics at the <a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/oscarnight2012">Gene Siskel Film Center</a> today at noon. Leave the gown/tuxedo at home; bring lunch (cannoli welcome).&nbsp;</p><p>Hear <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s Tony Sarabia's conversation with Steve James here:<br> <audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483862-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/1-24 Oscar Docs.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2012-01-24/will-new-oscar-rules-mean-more-love-chicago-documentaries-95762 Testing festival-goers taste: bottle or tap? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-16/testing-festival-goers-taste-bottle-or-tap-92074 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-16/3175532558_539de1558e_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter" target="_blank"><em>Front and Center</em></a> series covers a host of environmental issues in the Great Lakes region&ndash;-from the air Midwesterns breathe to the water they drink. Water quality is a big challenge. Sure, Chicago has lots of freshwater &ndash; a resource many are clamoring for. But<em> Front and Center</em> was interested in another debate, a controversy that just wouldn&#39;t go away: Which is better &ndash; tap or bottled water? The environment and a person&#39;s health were at stake in its answer. But for some, it could just came down to taste. <em>Front and Center</em>&rsquo;s Maham Khan decided to do a little experiment this summer at the <a href="http://milwaukeeavenueartsfestival.org/" target="_blank">Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival</a>.</p><p>There was no better place to find thirsty people, willing to sip some water, than at a street festival on a hot July Sunday.<em> </em>Khan filled one bottle with tap water and another with bottled water. She asked festival-goers at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Chicago to try one of each and determine which was what and which they liked better.</p><p>Loud speakers blasted everything from live hip-hop to Polka music. Patrons wandered from booth to booth in search of art. But at Khan&rsquo;s booth, instead of art, they found a challenge: &ldquo;Which do you like better?&rdquo; WBEZ&#39;s volunteer Emilja Novatovich asked this question of each sipper after offering them unlabeled cups of water.</p><p>Victor Navarez was sure his was tap water.</p><p>&ldquo;Tap water. Of course, you can taste the plastic&hellip;the chemical they put in there. I grew up with tap water, and I just think it&rsquo;s good. And now, I mean they&rsquo;re selling us water!&rdquo; Navarez explained.</p><p>The little experiment may have been unscientific but it took place against a backdrop laden with science&mdash;around purity, nutrition, environment and even taste.</p><p>One festival-goer smacked his mouth as he tasted the samples.<br />&ldquo;I can&rsquo;t tell the difference&rdquo; he said at first. But after more smacking, determined one was tapped, the other was bottled&mdash;and he preferred the tap.</p><p>But his estimation was wrong&mdash;and the samples were reversed.</p><p>&ldquo;Both of these are exactly the same right?&rdquo; Angie Hall asked. Hall thought Maham and company were messing with her because they also asked folks if they could identify which is tapped or bottled. Like Hall, over half of the sippers could not tell the difference.</p><p>&ldquo;They taste exactly the same, so therefore why fill up landfills with plastic bottles?&rdquo; Hall asked.</p><p>Hall&rsquo;s question got right into the kind of questions one side of the debate asked. Many of the pro-tap water drinkers at the festival brought up their concerns about the carbon foot print bottled water might leave behind. The advocacy group Food and Water Watch said it was a pretty big footprint&mdash;75 percent of plastic bottles still end up in landfills instead of being recycled.</p><p>One taster was pleased to learn that the sample he preferred was bottled water, which he often invested in.</p><p>Which brought up another contingent&mdash;Americans who collectively spend $21 billion a year on bottled water&mdash;some insisted it was taste; others were convinced bottled water is more pure&mdash;and convenient. A lot of the bottled water lovers said water on the go is a plus.<br />Samplers had their convictions about what was at stake in the choice&mdash;and it turned out, a blind taste test was not easy.</p><p>Ramon Rodriguez confessed he was just thirsty and had no idea there was difference. He was visiting from Puerto Rico.</p><p>He tried the bottled water first.</p><p>&ldquo;Ugh; that was awful,&rdquo; he said. A bit of an overreaction later, he tried the tap water.&ldquo;Ah, a lot fresher,&rdquo; he sighed.</p><p>In a sample of more than 300 thirsty festival-goers, almost half of the sampled Chicagoans&mdash;and one Puerto Rican visitor in particular&mdash;preferred the taste of Lake Michigan tap water over bottled.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><em>Music Button: Ron Trent &amp; Chaz Daimer, &quot;Morning Factory&quot;, (Prescription)<br />Music today provided by guest DJ, DJ Frique</em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-16/testing-festival-goers-taste-bottle-or-tap-92074 Chicago author Robert K. Elder featured on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-03-14/chicago-author-robert-k-elder-featured-nbcs-last-call-carson-daly-83 <p><p><object height="288" width="512"><param value="http://www.hulu.com/embed/GH4m3jLSQGd3uH4tg9JCcw" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="288" width="512" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.hulu.com/embed/GH4m3jLSQGd3uH4tg9JCcw"></embed></object></p><p>Hi, it's Steve Edwards here pinch-hitting for the vacationing Justin Kaufmann.&nbsp; As Justin laps up the sun and waves at an undiscolosed location, I've been covering his web production shifts, which keeps me up way too late most nights.&nbsp;</p><p>It also has me scouring sites for interesting Chicago tidbits - like this one featuring writer Robert K.&nbsp;Elder, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-28/directors-share-their-favorite-film-moments-new-book-83082">a recent and frequent guest as of late on WBEZ's <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a>.</p><p>Why? Elder is a <a href="http://robelder.com/bio">former staff writer for the Chicago Tribune</a> who has been on a roll lately.&nbsp; Seriously.&nbsp; The guy leaves the Trib and in a span of about a year has not one, but three books published.&nbsp;</p><p>The first is&nbsp;<a href="http://lastwordsoftheexecuted.com/"><em>Last Words of the Executed</em></a>, an acclaimed oral history which features the collected last words and statements made by those facing capital punishment.&nbsp; And it even features a forward by our own late, legendary chronicler Studs Terkel.</p><p>Elder quickly followed <em>Last Words </em>with more words - this time from film directors.&nbsp; The result is a fascinating collection of interviews with some of today's most respected directors, including Danny Boyle, Atom Egoyan and John Woo. &nbsp;It's called <a href="http://filmchangedmylife.com/"><em>The Film That Changed My Life</em></a>.</p><p>The third book?&nbsp; You'll get a sneak peak in the video above.&nbsp;</p><p>We're still not sure why a can of Diet Coke was featured prominently in the foreground of an interview set and filmed inside of a bar - and on a show called<em> <a href="http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/">Last Call with Carson Daly</a></em>, no less - but it's a great look at a Chicago writer fascinated by how people are shaped by life experience.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-03-14/chicago-author-robert-k-elder-featured-nbcs-last-call-carson-daly-83 Chicagoans map out priorities for Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-23/chicagoans-map-out-priorities-mayor-elect-rahm-emanuel-82783 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//live-broadcast-848.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel will be joined by some new faces at City Council. And 14 aldermanic races appear to be headed for April runoffs. We know some of the winners and losers, but what does it all mean? To find out <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by a group of engaged and informed listeners, and a panel of political experts. The panel included <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/directory/torres.shtml">Maria de Los Angeles Torres</a>, director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-chicagolive-rick-kogan,0,2823905.htmlstory">Rick Kogan</a> of the <em>Chicago Tribune </em>and WGN, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/faculty/dicksimpson.html">Dick Simpson</a> from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Political Science, and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/kyles-files/">Kyra Kyles</a> from <em>Chicago Tribune's</em> Red Eye.<br /><br />After the live broadcast ended at 10 a.m., the conversation continued in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.&nbsp;Listen to the extended conversation above.</p> <div style="border: medium none; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; overflow: hidden; height: 375px; width: 500px;" class="daylife_smartgalleries_container"><iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: medium none; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; overflow: hidden; height: 100%; width: 100%;" src="http://galleries.wbez.org/gallery_slideshow/1298482235308?width=500&amp;disable_link_to_hosted_page=0&amp;height=375&amp;show_related=0" class="daylife_smartgalleries_frame"></iframe></div></p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:04:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-23/chicagoans-map-out-priorities-mayor-elect-rahm-emanuel-82783 Jane Lynch wins an Emmy- was it Studio 312 that propelled her to these heights? http://www.wbez.org/blog/jane-lynch-wins-emmy-was-it-studio-312-propelled-her-these-heights <p><img class="size-full wp-image-35675" title="lynch" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//lynch.jpg" alt="" width="442" height="285" /><code><div></div></code> Last night Jane Lynch won the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role as Sue Sylvester on <em>Glee</em>. While she certainly deserves this honor, the question remains- Would she be this successful if she'd never appeared on <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_848_Series.aspx?seriesID=6">Studio 312</a>? Way back in 2008 Jimmy Carane spoke with the actress and she said her most recognizable TV role was on Two and A Half Men. She also mentioned that in high school she was in choir. Did THAT VERY CONVERSATION get her thinking about her career trajectory? <!--break-->Could it have inspired a call to her agent to find a show about a high school choir? Who knows- all we're saying is its possible things happened that way... Decide for yourself- Listen to the interview here: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//848_20081106e1.mp3|titles=Jane Lynch on Studio 312] More of the interview here: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//848_20081106f1.mp3|titles=More of Jane Lynch on Studio 312] And watch her free associate with Jimmy here:</p> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/jane-lynch-wins-emmy-was-it-studio-312-propelled-her-these-heights The Jazz world pays tribute to Richard Steele http://www.wbez.org/cshepherd/2010/06/the-jazz-world-pays-tribute-to-richard-steele/26619 <p>As you probably know, our very own Richard Steele is a big force in the jazz world. He likes to downplay it, but he's met some people and seen some things in his more than four decades in radio. Almost every time a name comes up, Richard has a story of interviewing them. So, when he told us he was being honored this weekend‚ by the Hyde Park Jazz Society,‚ we knew it was time‚ for him to dig through‚ his many photo albums to‚ find some gems. Here's‚ a few‚ that he‚ found that you might enjoy: <object id="soundslider" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="500" height="400" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="menu" value="false" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="src" value="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20100617_Richardjazz/soundslider.swf?size=1&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=500&amp;embed_height=400" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed id="soundslider" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500" height="400" src="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20100617_Richardjazz/soundslider.swf?size=1&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=500&amp;embed_height=400" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" menu="false" quality="high"></embed></object> Richard will be honored for his contributions to the jazz community <a href="http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org/" target="_blank">this Sunday night at 7:30 at Room 43</a> if you want to check it out.</p> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/cshepherd/2010/06/the-jazz-world-pays-tribute-to-richard-steele/26619 Are you really good at yelling out suggestions at improv shows? Then today's Eight Forty-Eight is for you! http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/06/are-you-really-good-at-yelling-out-suggestions-at-improv-shows-then-todays-eight-forty-eight-is-for-you/24352 <p>Quick write a song! Okay, you don't have to do that...you just have to give us an idea for a song.‚  This morning, our friends at <a href="http://www.wbez.org/848"><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> are hosting a small group of musicians who like to compose right on the spot. They just need you to throw out an idea for them to turn into music.‚  And they've turned to the blog reader to come up with the suggestion. It's just like an improv-comedy show.‚  But you don't get to yell it out. And it's not something dirty. Send an idea, a theme, even just a word. And, if you want to go one step further, tell us the behind that idea. Just leave it in the comments below. We'll make sure they use one of our suggestions. I'll go first: Roller derby. Make a song about roller derby.</p> Tue, 01 Jun 2010 06:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/06/are-you-really-good-at-yelling-out-suggestions-at-improv-shows-then-todays-eight-forty-eight-is-for-you/24352 Inside the editorial room: Eight Forty-Eight's immigration coverage conundrum http://www.wbez.org/blog/inside-editorial-room-eight-forty-eights-immigration-coverage-conundrum <p><p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvoves/138556236/"><img class="size-full wp-image-23060" title="immigration2" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//immigration2.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></a> <code><div></div></code> </p> This morning on <em><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_848.aspx">Eight Forty-Eight,</a> </em>we talk‚ with Michael Evans, a parent of a girls' basketball player at Highland Park High School. Of course, Highland Park is all <a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/highland-park-high-officials-say-canceling-az-trip-not-political.html" target="_blank">over the news</a> because the school district canceled the team's trip to Arizona. They say a new immigration law could put students at risk.‚ This‚ re-ignited our internal conversation about immigration coverage. As a locally-focused show, we're charged with providing coverage of topics and personalities that originate from or affect the Chicago area. But we're also aware that heated issues throughout the country and abroad are increasingly influencing and informing our informed and engaged listeners. Sometimes, it's easy to localize a big story. Unfortunate natural disasters have often taken us to relevant niche communities to gauge impact. War and returning soldiers have been universally important stories for us to cover. Yet, immigration has been a particularly hard topic to tackle. <!--break-->It shouldn't be. According to statistics available on the <a title="http://www.immigrants.illinois.gov/Demographics.htm" href="http://www.immigrants.illinois.gov/Demographics.htm" target="_blank">State of Illinois' website</a>, immigrants are now 13.6% of the population in Illinois. The immigrant population of Illinois grows by 35,300 people a year. Immigrants and their children are among us. I am one. My mother was born in Mexico and became a citizen when I was already an adult. Admittedly, my own background and continued connection to my mother's native land influence my personal feelings about immigration and the factors that lead people to emigrate. But my reporting career began in a traditional newsroom, one where volunteering for causes and even voting on a primary, party-line ballot was taboo. My training as a journalist over the past 12 years and the collaborative nature of the show's production take precedent in deciding how we peel back the many layers of big, divisive issues like immigration. And that's often left us open to criticism. Why not bring in the Minutemen? (<a title="http://www.wbez.org/content.aspx?audioID=491" href="http://www.wbez.org/content.aspx?audioID=491">We have</a>.) Or other voices of opposition? (<a title="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41736" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41736">We have</a>.) Why not always air a counterpoint to the stories of the immigrants we often air? Well, because our mandate is to add light, not heat to the topics we choose. And we have found throughout the years that debates, even the most skillfully moderated ones, may be entertaining but not always informative. We also are limited by 47 minutes of airtime every day. So, there are times when we lean on our comprehensive coverage to provide balance. These are not excuses, just a way of allowing our valued listeners into our heads and staff meetings to understand how and why we choose our news coverage. <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_848.aspx?episode=41710">Our coverage of the day after May Day protests</a> sparked an internal conversation amongst our producers about the <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41738">conversation with the undocumented woman </a>who was once our intern. Some producers, including myself, thought the anecdotes relayed in this segment didn't provide a nuanced enough view of migration. That some people leave because the Mexican government doesn't provide enough opportunities or protections to its people. And that if those conditions continue, the U.S. might likely need to provide refugee status to many fleeing violence. And then we step into a realm of global affairs, a place that's well suited for our colleagues on <em><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_wv.aspx">Worldview</a>.</em> But, what do you think? What kind of coverage do you want to hear about immigration on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>? You can email us: <a href="mailto:848@wbez.org">848@wbez.org</a> or leave us a message: 312-949-4848.</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/inside-editorial-room-eight-forty-eights-immigration-coverage-conundrum Singled Out: A community conversation about the juvenile justice system http://www.wbez.org/cshepherd/2010/04/singled-out-a-community-conversation-about-the-juvenile-justice-system/21320 <p>Last week we went to <a href="http://www.experimentalstation.org/" target="_blank">Experimental Station</a> on Chicago's South Side for a lively conversation. As part of our <a href="http://insideandout.chicagopublicradio.org/"><em>Inside and Out</em> series</a>, we gathered young people, community leaders, teachers, and activists to answer this: Why is there racial disparity in our juvenile justice system? Of course, there were many opinions, personal stories and experiences, and ideas for solutions. Tomorrow on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>, you can hear more from the event, and Alison will sit down with Josh Gray fom Chicago Public Schools' "culture of calm" initiative. He'll tell us how their efforts could slow the "school to prison pipeline." Tune in and, of course, <a href="http://insideandout.chicagopublicradio.org/share-your-thoughts">share your thoughts on the rest of the series</a>. <object id="soundslider" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="500" height="500" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="menu" value="false" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="src" value="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20100426_SingledOutLiveEvent/soundslider.swf?size=1&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=500&amp;embed_height=500" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed id="soundslider" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500" height="500" src="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20100426_SingledOutLiveEvent/soundslider.swf?size=1&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=500&amp;embed_height=500" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" menu="false" quality="high"></embed></object></p> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/cshepherd/2010/04/singled-out-a-community-conversation-about-the-juvenile-justice-system/21320