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What Ohio Reveals About Post-Recession America

Rana Khoury conducted 50 interviews over 12 months as she explored how average Americans have been doing since the Great Recession.
Rana Khoury conducted 50 interviews over 12 months as she explored how average Americans have been doing since the Great Recession.

As Ohio Goes is a familiar phrase, especially during election season. The Buckeye State has voted for the winner in every presidential election but two. That prompted author Rana Khoury, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Northwestern University, to ask the question, if the nation follows Ohio, where is America headed?

Rana Khoury conducted 50 interviews over 12 months as she explored how average Americans have been doing since the Great Recession.
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Rana Khoury conducted 50 interviews over 12 months as she explored how average Americans have been doing since the Great Recession.

She traveled to her home state of Ohio during the 2012 presidential election, talking with people hit hardest by the Great Recession. Rana Khoury joins us to talk about the book that resulted from her journey and conversations, "As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation."

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