Patchwork Nation: Culture Beyond Red and Blue

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Dante Chinni, project director of Patchwork Nation and author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America uses statistical information to break the country into 12 categories, such as "Boom Towns," "Tractor Communities," and "Monied Burbs". He joins us each Thursday this month.


Dante Chinni

Comments [7]

Judymotown from Morristown

Brian, this is a fascinating topic and I look forward to the series. BTW, regarding campaign finance I made a pledge to myself to skip campaign contributions and just donate to worthy unbiased press, such as WNYC. So much more bang for the buck. Keep up the great work!

Oct. 07 2010 06:00 PM
jonny from pittsburgh

Too bad none of the audio links work. Would have liked to have listened to this.

Oct. 07 2010 03:10 PM
Lonnie from Brooklyn!!!

The observation that some evangelical counties have NO Libraries as well as fewer bookstores is astounding and troubling to me. It signifies a 'foundational' cultural shift. Contrasted with the story about the county that rebuilt their library, it makes me wonder about the economic/Voting patterns within those evangelical counties. . .in other words, in a lot of cases, many counties DISCOURAGE the poorer people from voting, and maybe THOSE people who would most benefit from a Public Library are unable to voice their desire at the Voting Booth.

So if the current Economic 'Reset' we're going thru turns a possibly well-to-do evangelical county into an economic disaster zone in the coming decade. . .will the need and desire for a Library re-appear?

Oct. 07 2010 11:34 AM
Tony Colon from 11211

Evagelicals(church going) have access to bookstores within their church.

Oct. 07 2010 10:58 AM
Bob from Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Of those 4 bookstores per 100,000 in evangelical communities -- how many of the bookstores are exclusively religious or Christian books.

Oct. 07 2010 10:54 AM
antonio from park slope

What is Mr. Chinni's assessment of Portland, Oregon?

Oct. 07 2010 10:50 AM

where should we put the corn (growing) welfare states?

Oct. 07 2010 09:57 AM

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