Working Underground

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Economic statistics don’t count the transactions that take place on the street. Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh spent ten years looking at the wheeling and dealing of a ghetto in Chicago's South Side. He talks about his findings and his new book, Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor. Also: the evidence so far in the Queens police shooting.

2030 Vision

Chris Jones, vice president of research at the Regional Plan Association
Michael Goodwin, Daily News columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and the News' former Executive Editor and Editorial Page Editor
Jill Gardiner, City Hall reporter for the New York Sun
on Mayor ...


Kentucky's 3rd District

John Yarmuth Congressman (D) Kentucky District 3
- on being a freshman Congressman


Working Underground

Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, professor of sociology and African-American studies and director of research at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University
-on his in-depth study of the underground economy in a Chicago slum


Open Phones

listeners call in on when they give to panhandlers


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