FF 272 – Rural Rebellions with Ross Benes
On today’s episode Ross Benes joins the show. He’s an author, journalist, and research analyst. Ross wrote a book called Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold. It’s a fascinating read and applies to the entire American political landscape, not just Nebraska.
The polarized political environment continues to widen the divide between rural America and big cities. Ross beautifully weaves together memoir, research and interviews to bring into focus the evolution of this divide in his home town of Brainard, Nebraska. Check out his website and follow Ross on Twitter.