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    The Nohl Fellows-Program: As Goes Janesville (Locally Grown)

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Locally Grown
    Wednesday, November 28 at 7pm
    (Brad Lichtenstein, USA, English, 84 min, video, 2012)
    As Goes Janesville catapults viewers into America's debate over the fut ure of our middle class – a debate that became a battle over unions in the n ormally tranquil state of Wisconsin. It tells the tale from the inside, fol lowing three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent thems elves; business leaders aligned with the Governor to promote a pro-business agenda to woo companies to town, and a state senator trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers' rights. As Goes Janesville , s o goes America, a country mired in polarization and falling short of the Am erican Dream.