Eight Forty-Eight 12.06.11
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing kicks off Tuesday. WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer checked in from the Dirksen Federal Building on the future of the ex-governor. Then, former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday. For some, the honor was long overdue for the beloved former Cubs announcer who died last year. Eight Forty-Eight heard some reflections on Santo’s life and talked to Chicago Tribune sports columnist, Phil Rogers about the election. And, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it is moving forward with a plan to drop overnight delivery of First Class Mail as the service continued to mull over another cost-saving proposal--closing post offices. WBEZ’s Odette Yousef checked in on how elderly customers would be affected if local branches left their neighborhoods. And, Jimmy Carrane, former host of Studio 312 on Eight Forty-Eight, brings 25 years of experience in comedy to his new stage show, Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane. The weekly series is part-talk-show, part-improv-comedy and begins a new run this weekend at Second City’s Skybox Theater.