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223: Classifieds


Host Ira Glass talks with Marion Tanios, a classified section editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. She explains that if the news section of the newspaper gives you the public life of a city, the classified section gives you a sense of people's personal lives. We take a quick tour through the classified section: "Wedding Dress for sale, never worn;" "Agoraphobics in Motion, A.I.M. meet weekly;" and a house sale where an old woman heading to a nursing home is selling off her belongings. (7 minutes)