Amid Challenges, Author Sees Hope For Small Towns

Oct 21, 2016

Credit Julianne Couch

According to demographers, small town America is in trouble. Populations are aging and shrinking, as young people leave for the big city. But that’s not the whole picture. In her new book, Julianne Couch draws on her own experience to paint a portrait of nine small towns in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Wyoming—specifically Centennial.

The book is called The Small Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century. Julianne Couch spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.