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Eight Forty-Eight 11.17.11

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Eight Forty-Eight 11.17.11

‘Front and Center’ looks at the big-game animals making a comeback along the Southern shores of Lake Superior.

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With the demise of shipping, industry and agriculture along the southern shores of Lake Superior over the past century, a once-booming region has experienced an ongoing population decline. As people have moved out, big game animals are moving back in. As part of Front and Center, Jennifer Brandel and Joel Bleifuss explored what impact the new hunting industry has had on the economy. Plus, Chicago filmmaker Daniele Wilmouth talked about her documentary, Eleanor and the Timekeeper, the story of Wilmouth’s grandma and her developmentally disabled son as they confront changes that occur at the end of life. Then, Chicago’s City Council passed the city’s 2012 budget Wednesday. Eight Forty-Eight spoke with city of Chicago budget director Alexandra Holt and Ald. Scott Waguespack. And, Nicholas Tremulis joined Eight Forty-Eight in studio to talk about the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra’s upcoming album and how its Chicago sound has evolved over nearly three decades.

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