Today, urban and rural areas seem more distant than ever. Pitted against one another on a range of economic, political and social issues, many attributed the outcome of the 2016 election to the frustrations of just 15% of rural American voters.
But is the divide that clear? Are the differences that stark? And are conflicts between rural and urban areas a new phenomenon?
Explore the history of rural-urban conflicts with hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Blissit as they speak with three experts on rural-urban relations in America: Steven Conn, Clay Howard and Mark Partridge. Discover the long history of conflict, animosity and rare moments of cooperation and shared goals.
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