Small Town… Small Thinking?

Small Towns… Small Thinking?

America wasn’t always this big. In the beginning, small towns and their way of thinking ruled the lands. However, back then, their way of thinking was for something bigger. Nowadays, small tows are mostly synonymous with conservative values. While the big city life seemingly promotes progressive ideology. Why is that? And, is someone right in their way of thinking? In its first episode, Loudspeaker is diving into small town lifestyle to identify lesson we can apply to our lives.

FORENSICS PERFORMANCE

Taylor Sloey performs her Poetry Program from the 2009-2010 speech season. Taylor competed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Poems from: Buddy WakefieldDerrick Brown, Jason Ryberg, Rayma Green, and Emma Locke

PART ONE: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Which is better… small towns or big cities? Contributor Amanda Bouc talks with Dr. David Procter about the differences of each area and how they can both learn from one another.

Procter is director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University

Music: “The Island Song,” by U.S. Girls & “Vacant Lot,” “Stuck In The Mud,” “Reality Blues” by Deano Waco


PART TWO: HOME AWAY FROM HOME

In their book, “State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America,” authors Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey take readers on an adventure through America to see the different perspectives of its people. Loudspeaker decided to take this concept and create a unique story about the land of the free. Commentated by Anne DeLuca.

PART THREE: THE COMFORTS OF HOME

Greensburg’s story and Chandler Johnson talks about what we can learn from their journey.

Photos: Taken by Chandler Johnson. Also, take a look at a photo by Elizabeth Pracht of her small town (Click Here)

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