Changing Gears: Touring the Midwest's company towns

July 25, 2011

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'Changing Gears' is traveling through the Midwest to explore the region's single-employer towns.

The first part of Changing Gears' road trip through some of the Midwest's company towns aired Monday. Series editor Micki Maynard joined host Alison Cuddy to explain where the series is headed – and why. Tuesday, Niala Boodhoo reports from Decatur, Illinois–home of agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland


Changing Gears is a public media collaboration between WBEZ, MichiganRadio, and Ideastream in Cleveland. Support for Changing Gears comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.