Eight Forty-Eight for 2.24.12
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted on Thursday for purportedly not paying taxes on campaigns funds he transferred to his personal accounts. NPR's Cheryl Corley and Bob Crawford, a former City Hall reporter for WBBM Newsradio 780, tell Eight Forty-Eight more about the man. Also, Onstage/Backstage bloggers Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel "duel" over the merits of Porchlight Music Theatre's A Catered Affair and share their theater picks of the week. After that, members of Fulcrum Point New Music Project stop by for a chat and performance. They'll play the Harris Theatre on Saturday, tackling the works of Fela Kuti, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and others, in honor of Black History Month. And, WBEZ's Alison Cuddy says why some of the brightest films stars of 2011 – animals! – won’t get Oscars -- and why they should.