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I Call These People Zombies: OWS Meets the Tea Party

Posted: 02/21/2012 1:04 am

This audio report examines the commonalities and fault lines between Iowa conservatives aligned with the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street supporters. It features audio from interviews with Jim Conklin, Dan Lukor, and other members of the Iowa Conservative Union (headquartered in Marion, Iowa), as well as audio from an interview with Les Schofield (a resident of Clinton, Iowa). All recordings were made in October of 2011. The individuals in question were also written about in part four of the article "Democracy in Clinton, Iowa" (available here). Thanks to all those who took the time to speak with me. The run time is 14 minutes.

 

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