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The Evening Post: How Trucker Country Music Became A ’70s Fad

“Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You got a copy on me, Pigpen? C’mon.” This jumble of words is the first line of the song “Convoy,” a #1 country hit […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: How Highways Make Traffic Worse

Welcome to Roadscapes Wednesday, each week this post will talk about roads and infrastructure related topics.  I am called the “road geek” for a good reason, I love roads and love talking […]

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The Evening Post: Texas’s Power Disaster Is A Warning Sign For The US

In February, extreme cold and an unusual winter storm left millions of Texans in the dark. Many went without power or water, in subzero temperatures, for nearly five days. It was a […]

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Sunday Discussion: When White Supremacists Overthrew A Government

In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens–if not hundreds–of […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Where Manhattan’s Grid Plan Came From

If you visit Manhattan, you realize how perfect the grid plan really is.  Manhattan is famous for its grid — so famous that people take pictures of the way the sun shines […]

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Explore The Traffic Solution Most Cities Haven’t Tried

When I went to New York City, I saw how bad the traffic was.  It took a really long time to travel just a few blocks.  And now New York City will […]

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Sunday Discussion: The Truth Behind The TV Show Cops

Cops is one of the longest running TV shows, and it has inspired the very popular Live PD as well. When it premiered, “Cops” was one of the first reality television shows […]

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Watch As The Star Wars Holiday Special Is Explained

  So Star Wars actually had something that was so bad the cast from the Star Wars movies will not talk about it.  After the first Star Wars movie came out, they […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Road Diets: Designing A Safer Street

Cities all across America are taking 4-lane streets and reducing the size to a 3-lane street, two through lanes and a center turn lane.  Over the course of the 20th century, the car […]

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Sunday Discussion: What America’s Shopping Mall Decline Means For Social Space

For decades and decades, the place to go to do a lot of shopping, and to have a social gathering, was the local shopping mall.  Think about it, why did teenagers always […]

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