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How HGTV's 'House Hunters' Highlights Segregation In Chicago

She grooms dogs for a living. He builds art out of tin cans. Their budget? About $1.8 million.

That's just the kind of scenario you’ll see on the HGTV show House Hunters where couples get shown three properties and try to pick the one that fits their idea of a dream home — the one that has the fireplace they want, fits within their budget and comes with a finished basement and deck for entertaining: The house that’s juuuuust right.

House Hunters allows viewers a peek into people’s lives, but sometimes can also highlight segregation in certain cities  like when the show comes to Chicago.

WBEZ South Side reporter Natalie Moore is an avid watcher of the HGTV show, and recently wrote about this phenomenon in a City Lab piece “I Hate-Watch ‘House Hunters’ to Understand Segregation.” 

GUEST: Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter

LEARN MORE: I Hate-Watch 'House Hunters' to Understand Segregation (City Lab 7/2/18)

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