Dark Side of Booms Part 2: Wild Times in the North Dakota Bakken Fields w/ Maya Rao

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All about the Bakken oil region of North Dakota and the recent boom.  Fast money and fast growth in a state that had peaked in the 1930’s High volume trucking on unsuited roads, High wages matched by high rents and local price inflation, hungry outsiders and upset locals, and ubiquitous “Man camps” housing workers from all over the world.  We speak with Maya Rao, Washington D.C. correspondent for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and author of “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier”

Music by Lee Rosevere, Squire Tuck and Josh Armistead (Redfen) is featured in this episode – find them on the free music archive.

 

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