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  • Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    “Piggy Bank,” and episode of “Studs’ Place,” features Chet, Win, and Studs trying to convince Grace to smash open her piggy bank. Features songs from Chet and Win, and ends with a solicitation for the Red Cross’s relief effort for victims of the Great Flood of 1951. Continue reading

  • Stories of the unemployed

    Stories of the unemployed

    Unemployment has been a troubling issue in recent years. It’s not the first time. In 1975, Skip Blumberg and Anda Korsts taped people waiting at the Office of Unemployment Insurance in Chicago’s Logan Square as part of the “It’s a Living” series produced through Videopolis and aired on WTTW. It’s a humbling exercise in futility and frustration. Watch the full 30-minute program at Media Burn. Did you miss Tom, Sara, and Judy Hoffman on WLUW’s Live From The Heartland radio … Continue reading

  • It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    Part of the “It’s a Living” series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape is the record of a single hour at the state unemployment compensation office in Logan Square on the city’s northwest side. People in the line talk about what it’s like to be out of work as they deal with bureaucratic entanglements of their cases. As the program progresses, a family finally receives the check they needed to survive–after eight attempts. Continue reading