Sep 23, 2005
How far will we go to get money? And once we've got it, what should we spend it on? The first half of this show is on making money, and the second half on spending it.
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- Five stories of people doing what they think they have to, in order to make ends meet. A suburban dad makes what seems like a rational choice (to him, at the time, anyway) to start robbing laundries and banks. A trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange describes how he got rich from the Chernobyl disaster. They all talked with Alex Kotlowitz. Amy Drozdowska-McGuire produced the stories. Versions of them first appeared on Chicago Public Radio's series Chicago Matters, which gets funding from the Chicago Community Trust. (29 minutes)