November 22, 2016

Maps. Wait. They don’t love you like I love you. Credit: Jayel Aheram / Flickr Creative Commons

There are a lot of lessons one can learn from the election. But one of the most vital is how important place is; how where you live can shape your worldview and how your worldview can shape the place you live. This week, we’ve got a bunch of stories that explore the idea of place. So, wherever you’re reading this, take a listen.

First up, there’s a huge divide between America’s coasts and America’s heartland. And it’s not for the reasons you think. New America Foundation’s Brian Feldman talks trusts, populism, and how coastal cities are gobbling up all the economic opportunity and capital.

Then, do you like museums and stadiums? Well, cities might want to reconsider building them. Jonathan Wynn explains why festivals could be a better bet than spending millions of dollars on a permanent structure.

After that, when you think of Reno, you probably think of gambling. Or Reno 911. But maybe you should think of Amazon and Tesla. Reporter Julia Ritchey explores Reno’s burgeoning tech scene, and how smaller cities can keep pace with the New Yorks and San Franciscos of the world.

Finally, why are startups moving entry-level jobs to places like Nashville? Reporter Lauren Smiley tells us about Silicon Valley’s newest trend.

NPR, Lauren Smiley, Jonathan Wynn, Julia Ritchey, innovation hub, pri, WGBH, Brian Feldman, Kara Miller

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