Category: Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money
Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money
This is a series of first-person told stories about what money means to us and the part it plays in our lives. It’s about how far people will go to get money; and how money can really mess things up – whether your pockets are empty or overstuffed. I produced these stories together with writer Alex Kotlowitz – the author of “There Are No Children Here,” among others. Together we conducted the interviews; I edited and mixed the audio. These stories originally aired as part Chicago Public Radio’s series “Chicago Matters: Money Talks,” funded by the Chicago Community Trust. Versions of many of them also aired nationally and internationally on several programs, including “This American Life.” A few of them were even adapted for stage by the Chicago theater company Pegasus Players. Thanks to photographer Jason Reblando for the pictures.