Eight Forty-Eight 9.1.11
Amidst ongoing negotiations with the Chicago Board of Education, Eight Forty-Eight speaks with the Chicago Teachers Union's president, Karen Lewis, for an update. In anticipation of the 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, Tom Brenner reflects on a life loving jazz music. And Eight Forty-Eight celebrates the life of David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who died earlier this week; the visitation is Thursday. And Travis A. Jackson, associate professor of music at the University of Chicago, talks about the historical links between poetry and jazz.
Next week, WBEZ will feature a series of reports, conversations and programs commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Call us at 888-963-1112 to share your memories of that day: Where were you? How did the event change you? WBEZ will use some of your stories on-air and online. Thanks for sharing!