Monday, November 26, 2007

Great radio

In the early nineties, WBEZ Chicago aired a thirty-minute radio segment by a thirteen- and fourteen-year olds, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman of Chicago's south side. The piece was titled Ghetto Life 101 and it's really good (click through to listen):
The boys taped for ten days, walking listeners through their daily lives: to school, to an overpass to throw rocks at cars, to a bus ride that takes them out of the ghetto, and to friends and family members in the community.
This piece isn't new to radio afficionados (or the people who heard it, you know, fifteen years ago), but for everyone else, it possesses a timeless quality and is still worth a listen today.

Hat tip: truehoop.com