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Suburbia was the place to be in the 50-s and, these days, it looks like the place to be again. More and more Americans are getting out of town, looking for more space, shorter commutes and less stressful lives. The burbs, new centers of wealth, political power and business, are where swing voters are deciding elections and businesses are building more and more new offices. They-re even the stuff of a best-selling computer game. We examine how suburbia is reshaping the face of American political life, business and popular culture with demographers, trend watchers and urban planners. Sara Terry guest hosts.
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