As you’re relaxing on Boxing Day, tune in to our partner station WBEZ Chicago for the Changing Gears special, “Getting By.” We’re talking to eight Illinoisans from all walks of life — a banker, a farmer, a hospice nurse, a returning veteran and others — about the way they dealt with the economy in 2011, and their hopes for 2012.
There are many statistics about the economy, like the unemployment and foreclosure rates, but we don’t often get to hear the human side.
Our conversation, recorded at my dining room table, covers everything from the mortgage crisis, to job hunting successes and failures, to the personal decisions our participants have had to made because times are tight.
WBEZ’s Steve Edwards and I are the co-hosts You can listen live at WBEZ’s Web site. “Getting Live” airs at noon Central Time on Monday, Dec. 26.