This hour: selling, swapping, buying and trading.
Selling the U.S., One Inch at a Time
by Rebecca Sheir (Alaska Public Radio, 2007)
For a mere $3.95 you can own a piece of America.
by Ned Sublette (New American Radio, 1989)
Some people are natural salesmen (and women). For the rest of us there is a place where, if you want to sell lots of stuff to lots of people really, really fast, you can learn how.
by Ben Rubin (The World Financial Center, 2002)
In the last 10 years or so, the once chaotic and loud New York Mercantile Exchange has gone quiet -- the screaming traders of yore have now mostly been replaced by computers. Luckily, the sound of “open-outcry” trading was captured by media artist Ben Rubin for a sound installation he did at The World Finnacial Center's Winter Garden in 2002.
The Swap Shop
by Dan Collision & Elizabeth Meister (Long Haul Productions, 2006)
For more than 60 years the people of northwest Tennessee have been selling and swapping everything (including the kitchen sink) on a radio show called The Swap Shop.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.
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Koushik, "Battle Rhymes for Battle Times," Late Night Tales, (Azuli Records, 2004)
Four Tet, "This Unfolds," There is Love in You, (Domino, 2010)
Gonzales, "Chilly in F Minor," Gonzales Uber Alles, (Efa Imports, 2000)
Rodd Keith, "No Money Down Blues"