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"
  • The classifieds are populated by people in flux. People selling stuff from old lives in transition new ones. But people buying the stuff may also be in transition. And they don't care if they're purchasing things with a history, just so long as it's someone else's history. Radio producer Jay Allison tells the story of the things he bought from the classifieds to fill his new life after his marriage broke up. Jay Allison receives funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Open Studio Project. (15 minutes)DivorceRetail/Commerce

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