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Blue Collar Roots

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Blue Collar Roots

Blue Collar Roots

Blue Collar Roots

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Author Alfred Lubrano calls them "straddlers" — people who leave their blue collar roots to live in a white collar world. Success? Sure, but the transition can be difficult and disorienting. Host Neal Conan and guests look at class culture and class mobility.

Guests:

Alfred Lubrano
*Author, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)
*Features writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer
*Commentator, NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday

Sherry Lincoln
*Co-director, The Center for Working Class Studies, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio