Catholic Connection – August 27, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

+  The Big Hustle: A Boston Street Kid's Story of Addiction and Redemption

  • Description: "The Big Hustle is the story of a redeemed life and a family's healing. This is the no-holds-barred, unvarnished, and sometimes brutal true story of Jim Wahlberg, the fifth of nine kids growing up in a working-class Irish Catholic neighborhood outside of Boston, hustling for attention any way he could get it, which led him to the biggest hustle of his life. Against all odds he got clean, he got out, and he got the girl. Jim dedicated his new life as a former addict to working with addicts, and for years has spread the word that recovery is possible." ...
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jim Wahlberg

      Jim is the fifth oldest Wahlberg. Like his brothers Donnie and Mark, Jim recovered from his tough upbringing in the streets of Dorchester to become producer, writer, and director of films, including The Circle of Addiction, What About the Kids?, and The Lookalike. Jim is the executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, created to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • The Big Hustle: A Boston Street Kid's Story of Addiction and Redemption
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