Eight Forty-Eight 01.09.12
WBEZ's Tony Sarabia takes over as the new host of Eight Forty-Eight. WBEZ Pritzker Fellow LaCreshia Birts talked with older activists about their impressions of the youthful Occupy Movement in Chicago. Then Evelyn DeHais from Occupy Chicago talked to Eight Forty-Eight about the group’s strategy for the rest of the winter and the approaching NATO/G-8 summits in May. Then, WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy sat down with author Loreen Niewenhuis, who trekked 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan for her new book, A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan. And, traffic reporter Sarah Jindra talked about the history of Chicago’s main roadways and explained why some keep Chicagoans from getting to work on time.