Volunteer Firefighter's Tale: 'Population 485'

NPR's Howard Berkes interviews Michael Perry, author of the autobiographical book Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. Perry tells of returning to his tiny hometown of New Auburn, Wisc., and getting to know the people by joining the volunteer fire department and rescue squad.



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