Eight Forty-Eight 10.11.11
The mayor is expected to unveil Chicago’s 2012 budget Wednesday. Eight Forty-Eight convenes a panel of aldermen to discuss budget priorities: Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) and Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) share their ideas and items of interest. Then, for more than two decades, the South Side of Chicago has been without an adult trauma center. Activists pressing for the return of trauma care say that ambulances catered to trauma patients will run quickly—and in turn, save lives. WBEZ’s Natalie Moore kicks off a series of reports on city trauma centers with a look at who’s clamoring for care. And Cheryl Raye-Stout breaks down the Bears’ Monday Night Football matchup against the Detroit Lions. October is National Cheese Month! Food critic David Hammond explores why the pricier artisanal variety might just be worth the extra cheese. And Eight Forty-Eight speaks with Chicago-born, Indian-American filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. His film, The Kite, set in in Ahmedabad, India, explores social and family dynamics against the backdrop of the country’s largest kite festival.