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The Journeys Into 2012 Roadshow: Explorations beyond the Campaign Trail

Update Note (2013): As the name of this blog indicates, this was a blog specifically developed as a counterpoint to the U.S. Presidential Election of 2012.

The campaign is along over, so we have moved on. Since July, 2013 we are posting at http://www.ericmodelsblog.com….We remain proud of this older stuff and hope you check it our here. For newer stuff (Offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten), though, he hope you visit us at Eric Model’s Blog – again, it’s at http://www.ericmodelsblog.com


There’s nothing like a presidential primary season to send media types racing all over the country.  As the whistle stops and stump speeches and straw polls and caucuses continue, we hear about all sorts of out-of-the way places. places that most of us wouldn’t know about if a presidential candidtate didn’t stop there.  A side-effect of our national obsession with the political horse -race is the glimmers of insight it gives us into what makes many of these places unique. 

We at Journeys Into are following along in our own way, as befits the multi-media platform that has been bringing listeners and readers explorations of the overlooked, forgotten and off-the-beaten-path parts of the U.S. for more than 20 years.  In partnership with Sirius-XM (c), we are visiting each of the states as they cast their votes for presidential nominees, and giving listeners an inside view of what makes that state and its communities unique. We’re also partnering with our friends at the Wise Economy Workshop to help illuminate the dollars-and-cents impact that these stories can have on a community’s ability to attract businesses, visitors and new residents.     

Whether the topic is history, beer, kudzu or community revitalization, we think you will find great stories about great places here… stories you probably won’t find anywhere else.  So sit back, plug in your earphones, and get ready to take a Journey Into someplace you won’t forget.


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