223: Classifieds

223: Classifieds

Oct 11, 2002
In this show we take the classifieds from one Sunday edition of the Chicago Sun-Times and one edition of the local alternative weekly Chicago Reader, and fill a program with stories that come from the ads. Through the jobs offered, the missed connections, the crap that people sell each other and the musicians' ads we get a portrait of a whole city.
WEB EXTRA: BONUS AUDIO
The One-Day Band—"Rocket Man"
  • Host Ira Glass talks with Marion Tanios, a classified section editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. She explains that if the news section of the newspaper gives you the public life of a city, the classified section gives you a sense of people's personal lives. We take a quick tour through the classified section: "Wedding Dress for sale, never worn;" "Agoraphobics in Motion, A.I.M. meet weekly;" and a house sale where an old woman heading to a nursing home is selling off her belongings. (7 minutes) JournalismRetail/Commerce

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