AirTalk for October 11, 2010

You don’t know the real America - how where you live determines who you are and how you vote

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Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America

By: Dante Chinni

With 300 million of us packed into cities and scattered over vast plains, the United States is defined more by diversity than cohesion. Yet polls and politicians devote great energy to studying what Americans believe, where we pray and how we think. In Our Patchwork Nation, Dante Chinni and collaborators from PBS and the Christian Science Monitor examine the 12 community types that form the building blocks of America. Why do military bastions love NPR? Where are the boom towns and where are the empty nests? And what can we learn from all this data?


Dante Chinni, co-author, Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the “Real” America

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