Feb 28, 2023
Nicholas Dawidoff is a journalist and author whose books include The Fly Swatter, In the Country of Country, and The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. His new book is The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City, which is about gun violence and life chances in New Haven, Connecticut.
New Haven is now considered a type of demographically representative city that social scientists study to understand trends across America.
Nicholas Dawidoff and Chauncey are both from New Haven, CT and came of age there, more or less, during the same decade(s) and in neighborhoods that were too far away from one another.
Nicholas and Chauncey reflect on how New Haven has changed over the years, the neoliberal gangster capitalist onslaught and how it has hurt local communities, gun violence, justice, the color line, life, nostalgia, local history, and the meaning of home.
On this episode of the podcast, Chauncey DeVega shares a recent personal experience that shows, again, how you can be a hero in your local community. He also shares some positive and uplifting emails from the good kind members of The Chauncey DeVega Show Secular Church Family – and of course an obligatory hate mail.
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