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The 1950s were full of promise. The “American Dream” was seemingly within the reach of most Americans. It was a time of innocence. The economy was booming and optimism was the norm in the suburbanized post-war landscape of possibility. But over the next twenty years, life will change for Fred Setterberg’s blue-collar family as tract homes proliferate, wages soar and then collapse, the inner cities burn, and another war begins in faraway place called Viet Nam. Setterberg takes us on a journey into the ordinary lives that build a country. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Fred Setterberg is an award winning author. He earned his B.A. in English at the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. He is a former staff writer for the East Bay Express and has been a visiting writer with the Chautauqua Writers Center.
His books include:
To learn more about the work of Fred Setterberg go to www.fredsetterberg.com.
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 1/16/2012 Program Number: 3423
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