Sarah Leeson is the associate producer for Innovation Hub. In a past life, she was a producer at Michigan Radio for their daily news magazine, Stateside. She is a Michigan native and a University of Michigan alum with a degree in communication studies with an emphasis in writing.
Sarah loves to go to plays, read fiction and comics, and find new comedy to enjoy. She's traveled quite a bit and is always planning her next big trip. (Maybe Japan? Malta? The moon? We'll see.) On the weekend, Sarah can be found around Boston eating too much pasta and petting other people's dogs.
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Business, Economics and Jobs
Picking up and moving to new opportunities has always been a part of the American dream. But that narrative has shifted in modern America. As well-paying jobs are increasingly concentrated in cities with high living costs, some Americans find themselves unable to pursue the careers that could most help them and their families.
FDR's New Deal transformed America and is credited with helping the US survive the Great Recession. But his political opponents — including incumbent President Herbert Hoover — called it "a disaster."