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Eight Forty-Eight for 03.07.12

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide if a "life without parole" sentence handed out to 14-year-olds convicted of murder is "cruel and unusual punishment."  Reporter Linda Paul examines the implications and what the ruling will mean for four Illinois cases that could be affected by the justices’ decision. Also, Eight Forty-Eight looks at what Chicago is bringing to this year's South by Southwest, the music and multi-media conference behemoth in Austin, Texas. WBEZ blogger and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis and Andrew Huff, the editor and publisher of Gapers Block, give us the lowdown. And, WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt quizzes listeners on Chicago trivia. To join in, call 312.923.9239. Throughout the show, Honey and Buffalo perform their warm, soulful and sometimes tragic music.
 
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