Pedaling Across The Great Divide; Local Bookstores Struggle To Survive

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Nate Hegyi, host of the new podcast "Facing West," pedaled 800 miles on his bike, from Montana through Idaho and Wyoming to Colorado, listening to Americans ahead of the election. He talks about his journey. Also, Amazon has squeezed out small, local book retailers that can't compete. But for Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe Con Libros in Brooklyn, the competition and the pandemic are challenges she's willing to face to keep her community-focused bookstore open. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 23, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on October 23, 2020.


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