This hour: Hustlers. Some are straight-up con artists, and others are just doing what they have to do to get by.
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.
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
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.
Hear more work from Ann and Kara and check out their website. Also, listen to a fascinating Third Coast Conference session they presented on internal soundscapes here.
Check out more stories from CBC's The Current.
Hear more amazing youth-produced pieces from WNYC's Radio Rookies.
Van McCoy, "The Hustle," The Hustle and the Best of Van McCoy (Amherst Records, 1976)
Gonzales, "Gringo Star," Uber Alles, (Efa Imports, 2000)
Caroline, "Seesaw (instrumental)" Verdugo Hills, (Temporary Residence, 2011)
Caroline, "Lullabye (instrumental)" Verdugo Hills, (Temporary Residence, 2011)
Rick Ross, "Everyday I'm Hustlin'", Port of Miami, (Def Jam, 2006)