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Saving the former boom towns along historic Route 66
Apr 19, 2019

Saving the former boom towns along historic Route 66

The number of new homes drops to its lowest level in two years. People owed money by Sears are suing the CEO. Plus, Congress is considering renewing a grant to help the former boom towns along storied Route 66.

Segments From this episode

Towns along Route 66 are concerned about their future

Apr 19, 2019
Congress is considering legislation that would preserve grant funding for the towns.
A road marking of the historic Route 66 sign is seen painted on the street of the town of Kingman, Arizona.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer