WBEZ | Embedded Sociologist: Greg Scott's Investigative Work http://www.wbez.org/series/embedded-sociologist-greg-scotts-investigative-work Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Contributor Greg Scott Reflects on Life at The Brickyard http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/contributor-greg-scott-reflects-life-brickyard <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/848_20090710c_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>For the past year, sociologist Greg Scott had been bringing you stories about the junkies, prostitutes, drug dealers and thieves that made their home in a brick salvage yard on Chicago's far west side for the series <em>The Brickyard</em>.&nbsp;Greg has captured their struggle to reconcile their past lives with their current addictions. Greg&nbsp;reflects on life at <em><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_848_Series.aspx?seriesID=115"><em>The Brickyard</em></a></em>. <br /><br /><em>Music Button:&nbsp;Barrett Martin, &quot;Firefly&quot;, from the CD Zenga, (Fast Horse recordings) </em><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="javascript:popup('slideshows/20090710_Greg Scott/index.html',760,640);"><img border="0" src="graphics/audio_slideshow_icon.jpg" alt="" /></a></p></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/contributor-greg-scott-reflects-life-brickyard Brickyard Residents and Drug Counselors Address Treatment Options http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/brickyard-residents-and-drug-counselors-address-treatment-options <p><p>We take your calls about <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_848_Series.aspx?seriesID=115"><em>The Brickyard </em>series</a>, and the current state of drug treatment in Chicago. <br /><br /><strong>Panel:<br />Greg Scott:</strong> Sociology professor at DePaul University in Chicago, and the reporter and producer of the&nbsp;series. <br /><br /><strong>Jamie: </strong>Mother of three, grandmother to four children, heroin and crack cocaine addict for more than 20 years, worked as a prostitute to maintain her habit.<br /><br /><strong>Steve:</strong> Married to Pam, two of the last three residents of the Brickyard. <br /><br /><strong>Jeff:</strong> Lived in the Brickyard for a year and a half. He's a self-titled professional crackhead. <br /><br /><strong>Jacque Elder:</strong>&nbsp;A licensed drug counselor, and professor in the drug addictions study program at Governors State University in University Park <br /><br /><strong>Kelvy Brown: </strong>Director of Substance Abuse and Tobacco Control Programs for the Chicago Department of Public Health</p></p> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/brickyard-residents-and-drug-counselors-address-treatment-options The Brickyard: The Code http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/brickyard-code <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/848_20080721d_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>On any given day, somewhere between 15 and 150 drug addicts can be found haunting the dusty ground of a legit brick salvage company at Cicero Avenue. This is the community known as the Brickyard. Like other areas in the city of neighborhoods, The Brickyard has its own history, culture, economy; its own social structure and hierarchy. Today, sociologist Greg Scott shows the first of several portraits of this place, its residents, and the code by which they live. Learning to abide by that code is, for many, a matter of life and death. <br /><br /><strong>Related</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26721">Video of Greg Scott introducing residents&nbsp;of The Brickyard</a> <br /><br /><br /><em>Music Button:</em> The Itch Incident, &ldquo;Soother&rdquo;, from the CD <em>Chillicious</em>, (Waveform records)</p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/brickyard-code Controversial Drug Saves Overdosing Addicts http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/controversial-drug-saves-overdosing-addicts <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/848_20080702b_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>Contributing to the violent and volatile mix on the streets is a thriving drug trade. But some say more aggressive policing is not the way the city should be fighting its drug problem. Sociologist&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sawbuckproductions.org/whoweare.html">Greg Scott</a> of DePaul University has been bringing us stories from inside the drug economy. From Scott's point of view, many of the most important questions about drug policy relate to public health, not just criminal justice. What do you do with a drug that can save an addict's life, but perhaps make it harder for him or her to kick the habit? Greg Scott has more on the controversy over Narcan.</p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/controversial-drug-saves-overdosing-addicts The Overdose Market http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/overdose-market <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/848_20080611d_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>Today, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> begins a&nbsp;series exploring the underground economy and culture of Chicago. Sociologist&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sawbuckproductions.org/">Greg Scott</a> will bring us stories of addicts, dealers, prostitutes, johns and the police officers working the beat. In part one of this series, we look at perhaps the most dangerous situation a drug user might face: the overdose. <strong>A warning to our listeners</strong>: this story contains candid descriptions of heroin use, and audio from an actual overdose Scott witnessed while working a documentary film.<br />&nbsp;<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.sawbuckproductions.org/">Dr. Greg Scott</a> is an Associate Professor in DePaul University's Department of Sociology, and a documentary filmmaker. In part two of this story, he'll report on the drug that can save a junkie's life.</p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/overdose-market An Embedded Sociologist http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/embedded-sociologist <p><p>Today, we're kicking off an ongoing collaboration with sociologist and documentary filmmaker <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sawbuckproductions.org ">Greg Scott</a>. For more than a decade, Scott has been hanging out in abandoned warehouses and on street corners to learn about what motivates drug dealers, gang members, prostitutes and thieves. He's captured many of these people's lives and thoughts on tape, and will be sharing their stories with us. Over the next few months, we'll learn about trends in the drug market, violent crimes and sex work, as well as some unlikely drug and gun traders.<br /><br />The stories are meant to shed some light on these underground subcultures of Chicago, and their broader impact on all of us. A lot of Greg Scott's work will take us into one particular little-known community here in the city of neighborhoods. <br /><br /><em>Music Button:</em> Juno Reactor, &ldquo;Tokyo Dub&rdquo;, from the CD <em>Gods &amp; Monsters</em>, (Metropolis records)</p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/embedded-sociologist