The Rundown: corruption charges, musical theater and live music
Beavers: 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.
Dueling Critics: 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.
Fulcrum Point: 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.
Animals & The Oscars: WBEZ's Alison Cuddy explains why some of the brightest films stars of 2011 – animals! – won’t get Oscars – and why they should.