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 two weeks ago? Watch the video of the show at venerable Rogers Park institution Heartland Cafe.

Read Chicagoist on our “Wired In” technology demo from the early ’80s featuring Bill Murray and Lily Tomlin.



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