Christopher | Because of the Money

Episode 04  / What’s Happening Here

Growing up in The Dominican Republic, Christopher was always embarrassed by his family’s financial situation. He often felt as though people were looking down him because of all his family didn’t have. Through the process of writing his essay, Christopher not only discovers what’s really important to him but where exactly the judgment is coming from.

Special Thanks to:

Christopher for sharing his story.

Everyone at Manhattan International High School, especially Ms. Susan and Ms. Cinzia.

Miriam Bader, Director of Education at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Chris McLeod for producing the show and for creating the theme song for the series.

Murray Nossel, the executive producer of the show, for the series concept and guidance along the way.

Terence Mickey, Kerrianne Thomas and Jerome Deroy

Artist Caitlin Watkins for the episode illustration.

What’s Happening Here is a production from The Listening Booth.

What’s Happening Here

What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives— it’s about who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season host Katie Shepherd spends time with people telling their stories during the major events of their lives.What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives that define who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season we’ll spend time with people telling their stories during the major events in their lives.

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