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Eight Forty-Eight's David Greising reports on the United Airlines bankruptcy controversy. Then Chicago Public Radio's Rob Wildeboer reports on federal health experts who are in Chicago to show how avian flu could be identified and quarantined. And Dr. Catherine Counard, assistant medical director in communicable disease control for the Cook County department of public health, tells us how local officials are preparing for possible outbreaks of illness in the state.

The president of the Great Lakes Partnership, Demetria Giannisis, tells us why we should be thinking about issues of sustainability when discussing the security of the Great Lakes region. Plus, writer and editor Robert Elder discusses his new book on the life and work of filmmaker John Woo: John Woo: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2005).

We talk with Matt Parker, competitor and world record holder in Morton, Illinois' Ninth Annual Punkin' Chuckin' contest at the Green Acres Farm near Tremont, Illinois. Resident philosopher Al Gini contemplates the nature of evil, and a new feature kicks off on Eight Forty-Eight with theatre critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman offering battling opinions on local theater. Plus Steve Dolinsky explores the tastes of the Unimart Filipino mart in Woodridge, Illinois.

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