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Dispatches fron Dystopia

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Location, location, location! In "Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten," historian Kate Brown reinvents that old mantra – visiting a ruined mining town in Kazakhstan; the largest environmental Superfund site in the United States; and the industrial rustbelt of Elgin, Illinois, to see what these communities have in common. She finds hucksterism and hardy inhabitants who choose to stay despite incredibly difficult circumstances. Her examination of these desolate, seemingly ruined places and their denizens is a provocative reflection on the places we choose to call home. This program was recorded on Nov 8, 2015 as part of the 26th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Citizens: http://chf.to/2015Citizens See upcoming CHF events: http://chicagohumanities.org Help us subtitle and translate our videos: http://chf.to/SubtitleCHF Subscribe for more thought-provoking videos: http://chf.to/SubscribeCHF Support CHF with a donation: http://chf.to/Support-CHF Follow CHF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chi_Humanities Like CHF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chicagohumanities Subscribe to the CHF podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-humanities-festival/id303222991