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  • Rosana Leicht Speaks

    Rosina Leicht recounts the events she and her family experienced being forced from their home in the midst of the political chaos and violence of WWII. She describes their flight by horse-drawn wagon from their small village of Lowas, Yugoslavia to avoid advancing Russian forces. Sheltering in Austria, first on a farm and then in a displaced persons camp, they immigrated to the US. in 1956. There, with determination and hard work, she and her husband created a secure life for themselves and their three children. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Serbs and Croatians]

    [Chicago Serbs and Croatians]

    The breakup of Yugoslavia and the resulting Bosnian War has stirred up hatred and created tensions among Chicago’s immigrant Serbian and Croatian communities. 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

  • [Addie Green – Tom talks to kids – Wildlife Way Station – Prisoner TV show]

    [Addie Green – Tom talks to kids – Wildlife Way Station – Prisoner TV show]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series, The 90’s. Addie Green talks about her passion for food and eating right and creating a respectable restaurant in Washington, DC, that celebrates natural foods and healthy cooking. Tom Weinberg interviews young kids about their perspective on getting old. Followed by a brief segment with Martina Colette’s Wildlife Way Station in Angeles National Forest, California, a shelter for abandoned exotic animals. Last, there is a segment about Jeff Town, which has a tv production program for inmates. Continue reading

 
 
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