Eight Forty-Eight 9.14.11
The Chicago Reporter's Micah Maidenberg joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss a new ordinance in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood that would allow artists and small-scale producers to live and work in units previously reserved solely for industrial use. Then, Eight Forty-Eight tours Chicago’s Cermak Road Creative Industry District with cultural historian Tim Samuelson. And this month the Changing Gears series is looking at the changing face of manufacturing--Kate Davidson has the story of two Michigan companies that are trying to stay competitive by turning out the lights and going home. And Chicago magazine’s Dennis Rodkin breaks down the latest real estate numbers. Then, the modern-day circus, Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, begins Friday and runs through Sunday at Eckhart Park in Chicago. Producers Mike Reed and Laura Lippert join the show for a preview.