Small Town Life

Join Talk of the Nation for a conversation about small town life. In the 1980's, many places in rural America experienced a population decline. Now, many small communities are experiencing growth. In an age of Walmarts, fast food chains and strip malls, join Ray Suarez for a look at how ruralAmerica is faring. It's the Talk of the Nation, from NPR News. Guests: Kenneth M. Johnson Ph.D Demographer and Professor of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, Ilinois Dan Chargo City Administrator for the town of Jefferson in Greene County, Iowa Peggy Curran Town manager, Telluride, Colorado Listeners call in



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