From Meg Cramer, PIN analyst with Changing Gears:
This week, Changing Gears will air “Where Did Everybody Go?,” an hour-long special inspired by the PIN-sourced “Midwest Migration” project. The special examines some of the dynamics of Midwestern out-migration, and the challenges the region faces when it comes to keeping young, talented people from leaving.
The four segments will air this week on WBEZ, with the hour-long special airing on Friday. Michigan Radio will air the special on Sunday, April 22nd at 9PM.
The special focuses on the stories of five people and families that left the Midwest, examining the regional and personal context of their moves and taking a look at what that means for the places they left behind. “Where Did Everybody Go?” also features someone who left the Midwest and came back. All six featured individuals are part of the Public Insight Network, and some have also been featured on the Midwest Migration tumblr blog.
We will be reviving the Midwest Migration blog, pointing listeners in that direction if they want to read more stories about the Midwest Migration.