In The Atlantic’s and Marketplace’s partnership effort, James and Deb Fallows have been flying around the country, dropping down to see who lives there and what they do.
And therein lies today’s question — What Do You Do? — which they’ve found out has different meanings in different areas of the country. It is not necessarily asking where do you work?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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