Building bridges and fighting division in small town America

Sep 5, 2017
Folk musician Dar Williams talks about her new book, "What I Found in a Thousand Towns."
 Williamsport, Pennsylvania on July 2017.
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How summer festivals boost town economies and foster community pride

Jun 16, 2017
Festivals generate revenue for local businesses, but they help build a sense of community as well
Crowds gather at a film festival in Telluride, Colorado.
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Is generosity enough to prop up this post-recession town?

Apr 19, 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin's resources are stretched thin after GM left the city and took jobs with it.
“I wanted to tell the story of a perfectly ordinary place that had lost a slew of jobs in the Great Recession,” said author Amy Goldstein.
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