What Does Main Street Look Like?

What does Main Street America look like today? A journalist, a public radio producer, and two Harvard PhD students set out to visit actual Main Streets across the country to find out.

"In practical terms, [journalist Kara Oehler] tells us, this has meant that the researchers piled into a 1996 Subaru and started visiting Main Streets. The first trip took them from Boston to Chicago. Kara notes that street interviews – vox pops – usually yield one response out of three. 'But everyone talks to you on Main Street.' From May to August, the team travelled 12,000 miles, stopping at hundreds of Main Streets."

Full Story: Mapping Main Street

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