Eight Forty-Eight for 03.21.12
WBEZ political reporter talks about the results of Tuesday’s elections. Eight Forty-Eight also hears from two U.S. representatives from Illinois, Republican Joe Walsh and Democrat Jan Schakowsky. Also, the new group Americans Elect wants to overhaul the primary process. They say it’s too partisan and too polarizing. But can it work? Is reform needed? Local proponents of Americans Elect say why they got involved, and political scientist and journalist David Yepsen examines the feasibility of changing the system. To join the conversation, call 312.923.9239. And, the local group Swing Hakim combines American jazz and blues with classical Middle Eastern music. They bring their eclectic sound to WBEZ studios.