Special Feature: Linda Lutton Live at The Hideout

On this episode of Re:sound, a live recording of Third Coast's recent listening event with WBEZ Education reporter Linda Lutton.

2014 / Linda Lutton / Dennis Funk / Re:sound, USA


On this episode of Re:sound, a live recording of Third Coast's recent listening event with WBEZ Education reporter Linda Lutton.

Linda's reporting laid the foundation for This American Life's award-winning series on Chicago's Harper High School. She spoke with Re:sound host Gwen Macsai and shared some of her favourite stories and inspirations.

Teens Share Their Secrets by Hearing Voices and Curie Youth Radio, 2008 Teenagers wish they could tell their parents a lot of things. These kids in Chicago and reveal their secrets in a rather public venue.

Gone [Excerpt] by Linda Lutton (WBEZ, 2008) About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track. At Robeson High School on Chicago's south side, even an ambitious program couldn't stop students from slipping away. Reporter Linda Lutton tracked down a few absent Robeson students and discovered that they'd left school for very different reasons. To hear the full story: bit.ly/1muDqs4

A Season of Football at Harper High by Linda Lutton (WBEZ, 2013) WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton spent much of her time at Harper High School as part of the This American Life's reporting on that school and its violence-plagued community. Now, she takes us to meet Harper's football team. Get a glimpse of how Friday Night Lights feels when you're living in the shadow of gun violence

You Want Good Meat? You Better Have Clout by Linda Lutton (WBEZ, 2009) For anyone into barbecuing, these are days you just have to pull out the grill. In Chicago, what you put on that grill can depend on who you know. In this story, WBEZ stumbles onto the role clout can play in everyday Chicago life.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk


produced by

Linda Lutton

Linda Lutton is an education reporter for WBEZ in Chicago.

Dennis Funk

Dennis Funk joined the Third Coast Festival in February 2014. He produces Re:sound, makes features and directs live audio-narrative performances.


Featured in


May we recommend…