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Conversations from Penn State on the death and life of American college towns. Hosted by Tom Shakely, Chris Buchignani, and Kevin Horne in Central Pennsylvania’s Happy Valley, the show brings together a rotating cast to talk through how to conserve or create better communities through culture.

Thesis

College towns enchant the American landscape. They exist where strong towns support humane culture and deep relationships that produce a rich community life. We believe that the best way to cultivate that community life is by talking about its essential qualities and listening to what others are experiencing, in the spirit of the old bull sessions.

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