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Should Struggling Cities Be Renamed?


Everyone loves a good comeback story like is currently happening in Detroit. However,there are some cities that have languished in a depressed economic state for so long (some for 100 years), that their very name can evoke a negative impression. … Continue reading

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Looking for America


Please click on one of the links highlighted in blue to read this sad story from NPR’s “All Things Considered.” ¬†It is about the Simon and Garfunkel song, (Looking for) America and Saginaw, Michigan. The story and song are¬†excellent lead-ins … Continue reading

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