Re:sound #141 The Hustling Show

This hour: Hustlers. Some are straight-up con artists, and others are just doing what they have to do to get by.

2011 / TCF/WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: Hustlers. Some are straight-up con artists, and others are just doing what they have to do to get by.

Chicago Hustles
by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler, editor Jad Abumrad, executive producer Julia McEvoy, and research assistant Greg Scott (WBEZ's Chicago Matters, 2005)
Chicago cigarette hustler, "Floyd", takes us on a tour of the city's underground economy, from street corners to bars to motel rooms, where you can buy everything from discount pharmaceuticals, to candy, to sex.

*Includes interview with Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler.

The Hunter
by Dominic Girard (CBC's The Current, 2010)
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but it can take a certain amount of hustle to make sure it becomes your treasure before some other guy finds it. Enter Darren Atkinson, Dumpster Diver.

*due to rights limitations, this piece is not available online

Money Stress
by Miguelina Erikka Diaz and Kaari Pitkin (WNYC's Radio Rookies, 2010)
Everybody remembers what its like to be a teenager and want... to want to wear the same things, watch the same things and just be like everyone your age. That isn't so easy when money is tight, as it is for Radio Rookie Miguelina Erikka Diaz and her family in the South Bronx. Making ends meet in their house requires a lot of stress, a little ingenuity and once in a while - a certain amount of hustle.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

Miguelina Diaz

Miguelina "Erikka" Diaz is a young producer from New York who was a Radio Rookie in 2009.


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