"Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War" author Elaine Weiss recounts the role that the Women’s Land Army played in sustaining local farms during World War I. And Linda Paul and Rich Cahan return for a third time to Altgeld Gardens.
Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs director Dan Grant discusses the state of veterans’ affairs. And throughout the show, we share letters home from soldiers who are part of a special Veterans Day performance by the Griffin Theatre Company.
Musician Carl Hauck waxes poetic about middle-American suburbia on his new album, Windjammer. Eight Forty-Eight talked to him about its release while Hauck played some key tracks. Therapist Zak Mucha explains Heart Transplant, a new graphic novel aimed at changing how society deals with bullying.
Eight Forty-Eight talks with Governor Pat Quinn about his agenda going into the fall veto session. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton and Catalyst Chicago’s Sarah Karp talk more about the numbers behind their reporting and an internal CPS memo on charter schools.