The Alternate Routes Road Trip
A cross-country road trip ahead of the midterm elections,
in search of the stories of young Americans and the issues that
matter most in their lives. Presented by WBUR and NPR’s Here & Now.
And here’s the route I’ll be taking (with plenty of flexibility for the unexpected):
Along the way, I’ll be talking with young people in cities and towns, and hearing their stories about why they live where they live and do what they do. What’s it like to be a second-generation coal miner in West Virginia? What’s the path for a Mormon college student in Utah? What’s drawing twenty-somethings to Cleveland? At the heart of it is the decision facing every young person — stay or go?
If you have ideas or suggestions — for people or places I shouldn’t miss along the route — send me a tweet or message me on Tumblr. I’d love to hear from you. And if you find yourself missing the stories that are usually on this Tumblr, check out Here & Now’s website, hereandnow.org.
Alternate Routes will be a podcast, too, sharing the stories of young people I meet in my travels. We’ll have a link to subscribe on iTunes soon, too.
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll follow the journey!