05 November 2012

A new story


Shannon Atwell and her family of four boys moved from a nice farm in Missouri to a cramped skid shack beside an oil rig in North Dakota.  They moved to be with their father, Jesse, who works in the oilfield. With four young boys and a fifth due in January, she told me about what it's like to raise her young children in a 12 X 56 foot house with tanker trucks wheeling through her front yard every day. The story airs on Prairie Public Broadcasting today.

UPDATE - This story was picked up by Marketplace today! (Tuesday, December 5th) It will air on this afternoon's show.


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