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Hard Times and Pastimes

Chris Farrell Apr 22, 2009

At Minnesota Public Radio, I participated in a panel discussion on everyday life during the Great Depression. It was hosted by American RadioWorks executive editor Stephen Smith. In “Hard Times and Pastimes” we talked about William Crapo Durant, the entrepreneurial founder of General Motors, the CCC and American Indians, the evolution of marathon dancing from fun in the 1920s to a brutal sport in the 1930s, and the entertainer Will Rogers.

The event was fun. Have a listen.

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