The Myth Of The White Picket Fence

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Sarah Kendzior predicted that the conditions she witnessed in 2013 from her home in America's overlooked heartland would lead to the rise of a candidate like Donald Trump. She was one of the few that saw it coming.

Sarah lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She says it's one of the many cities not on either coast that don't make it into the news unless something bad happens. She says it's one of those cities where, if you're not from there, people ask you why you live there. 

But St. Louis is not so different from a lot of places worn out and bitter from decades of decline. What did Sarah see that almost everyone missed leading up to the election? What does she still see now?

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.