December 01, 2017

Roadblocks wrapped like Christmas presents secure the way to the Christmas market in Bochum, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

A potato field about 30 miles east of New York City turned out to be a pretty good place to create one of the first modern suburbs. We take a look at how Bill Levitt's Levittown changed the American Landscape forever - for good and bad.

Then, how does shopping shape our lives, our communities, and our jobs? We talk to Charles Fishman and Darrell Rigby about how retail has changed us, and how the Amazon vs Walmart battle might revolutionize the shopping landscape once again.

Finally, a segment for our sweet-toothed listeners: how Milton Hershey kicked America's chocolate craze into high gear. And, oh yeah, also built a town.

Macy’s, pri, Charles Fishman, Full Show, Levittown, Lawrence Levy, Bill Levitt, innovation hub, Amazon, WGBH, retail, shopping, Kara Miller

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