Sarah Kendzior predicted that the conditions she witnessed in 2013 from her home in America's overlooked heartland would lead to the rise of a candidate like Donald Trump. She was one of the few that saw it coming.
Sarah lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She says it's one of the many cities not on either coast that doesn't make it into the news unless something bad happens. She says it's one of those cities where, if you're not from there, people ask you why you live there.
But St. Louis is not so different from a lot of places worn out and bitter from decades of decline. What did Sarah see that almost everyone missed leading up to the election? What does she still see now?
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- Sarah Kendzior - Op-ed columnist for The Globe and Mail, and author of a book of essays, The View From Flyover Country. She was named by Foreign Policy as one of the “100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events.” @sarahkendzior
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.