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Connections: Writer and photographer Chris Arnade, documenting the "forgotten Americans"

Feb 1, 2017

"There are thousands of people who feel that the country has left them behind." Those are the words of writer and photographer Chris Arnade, who has traveled the country to document the stories of what some call the "forgotten citizens."

Arnade was a Wall Street banker for 20 years before setting out on the road to meet people whose stories are rarely told. He spends a lot of time in towns with empty factories, where community gatherings and support groups meet at churches and McDonald's restaurants. His critics say he's too much of an apologist for Trump voters; his admirers say he's doing some of the most important social anthropology of our time. He's in Rochester on Wednesday, and he's our guest on Connections.