Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Previous Broadcasts

On The Road In America, Part 3 (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 21, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

In the final episode, "Your Move," Burt introduces the concept of "migrations of convenience". Moving to the suburbs, industries and workers moving to the Sunbelt, tech industries and workers moving back into the gentrified consumer metropolises--each representing a different logic than the migrations of earlier periods.

On The Road In America, Part 2 (Episode #1611H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 14, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

In the second program, "Pack Up Your Troubles," Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception.

On The Road In America, Part 1 (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 7, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

"On the Road in America" is a 3-part mini-series that reports on the history of migrations within the United States - not how people got here, but how and why they moved around once they were here.
In the first program, "Tails of Hope and Tears," Burt retraces the big relocations of the 19th century. Native Americans were relocated and their ancestral lands turned over to European settlers. In addition, the government was in the process of giving away valuable mineral claims. And finally, there was the discovery of gold.

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