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Eight Forty-Eight

Eight Forty-Eight for 3.16.12

The NHL recently released a public service announcement in support of LGBT rights. Bob Cook, a sports blogger for Forbes, examines how gay athletes navigate the sometimes-homophobic world of professional sports. Grand Slam winner Rennae Stubbs and former MLB player Billy Bean share their stories. And, male circumcision is on the decline. Groups like Intact America say it's unnatural and unnecessary. WBEZ blogger Mark Bazer considers the pros and cons of snipping newborn boys. To weigh in, call 312.923.9239. After a brief hiatus, Dueling Critics and Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel are back and raring for a theatrical fight. This time, they take on the Neo-Futurists' Pinocchio/Frankenstein. Also, St. Patrick’s Day is steeped in tradition, both at home in Ireland, and here in Chicago. Local Celtic rock band Kevin Flynn & the Avondale Ramblers understands and respects that tradition. They perform live throughout the show.

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