<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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The Road Story and the Rebel

America's fascination with road trips and adventures has been documented throughout the decades in famous novels like On the Road, movies like Easy Rider and Thelma and Louise, and even television shows like MTV's Road Rules. In her new book The Road Story and the Rebel (Southern Illinois University Press), Katie Mills traces the evolution of stories of what she calls automobility - autonomy and mobility - from the Beat's postwar literary adventures to today's postmodern reality television shows and digital interactions. Mills joins Patt to discuss how rebels on the road have influenced and changed American culture.