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Mar 11, 2021

“Hoop Dreams”: A lesson on money and basketball

Our Econ Extra Credit documentary selection for March is about wealth, poverty and basketball. Plus, what the COVID relief package provides in terms of making health care more affordable. And, Mexico makes progress on legalizing recreational marijuana.

Segments From this episode

A conversation with "Hoop Dreams" basketball star, 3 decades later

Mar 11, 2021
William Gates, star of the 1994 documentary, on the economic challenges college athletes face today.
"Hoop Dreams" documents over five years the lives of two high school basketball players from families struggling economically in Chicago as they work toward pro careers.
Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Music from the episode

In the Garden Red Vox

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director