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See You in a Hundred Years: a social experiment

From: Tanya Ott
Length: 06:20

family lives for a year like its 1901

Loganwardbw_small (ANCHOR INTRO) There are country people and city people - and then there are the Wards: Heather Ward, who built a career around human rights and social justice issues, and Logan Ward, a writer who's penned articles for magazines as diverse as National Geographic Adventurer and Southern Accents. They both have childhood ties to rural America - but as adults they'd lived and worked all over the world. By 2000, though, there was a whole lot more "working" than "living" and their family life was suffering. So they decided to simplify, They packed what they could fit in their car and moved to rural Virginia with their one year old son -- who is, by the way, named after a north Alabama bootlegger. The Wards pick up the story with reporter Tanya Ott...

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(ANCHOR INTRO) There are country people and city people - and then there are the Wards: Heather Ward, who built a career around human rights and social justice issues, and Logan Ward, a writer who's penned articles for magazines as diverse as National Geographic Adventurer and Southern Accents. They both have childhood ties to rural America - but as adults they'd lived and worked all over the world. By 2000, though, there was a whole lot more "working" than "living" and their family life was suffering. So they decided to simplify, They packed what they could fit in their car and moved to rural Virginia with their one year old son -- who is, by the way, named after a north Alabama bootlegger. The Wards pick up the story with reporter Tanya Ott...

Broadcast History

aired locally on WBHM-FM (Birmingham, AL)

Timing and Cues

There are country people and city people - and then there are the Wards: Heather Ward, who built a career around human rights and social justice issues, and Logan Ward, a writer who's penned articles for magazines as diverse as National Geographic Adventurer and Southern Accents. They both have childhood ties to rural America - but as adults they'd lived and worked all over the world. By 2000, though, there was a whole lot more "working" than "living" and their family life was suffering. So they decided to simplify, They packed what they could fit in their car and moved to rural Virginia with their one year old son -- who is, by the way, named after a north Alabama bootlegger. The Wards pick up the story with reporter Tanya Ott...