Greetings from Massachusetts

As I travel I’m doing many great radio shows–one of my favorite mediums. In Boston, I had a most enjoyable, hour-long interview on the NPR show “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook. He takes calls from across the country, and a caller from upstate New York added her “buck the system” story to the ones that DeMarco and I’ve written about in Swim Against the Current. In her town of 5,000 people, rather than recruiting a chain store, she says they’re opening a community-owned department store. It’s one more example of the innovative ways people are devising to escape the corporate tentacles. Remember to send your own examples to our YouTube storytelling contest:


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