Eight Forty-Eight 01.12.12
President Obama was in Chicago Wednesday raising funds for his re-election campaign; WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the brief and valuable trip. And WBEZ’s Steve Edwards joined Tony Sarabia to preview what's ahead for WBEZ’s new afternoon talk show. Then Edwards talked with New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor about her new book, The Obamas. Also writer Carol Felsenthal joined Eight Forty-Eight to explain how she researches and recovers from writing intimate biographies and profiles. And as Chicago prepared for its first significant snowfall of the season on Thursday, Eight Forty-Eight examined the city's preparedness and how longtime Chicagoans feel about the reprieve from the rough winter conditions.