Bringing the Backroads to the Classroom

Just spoke to 70 fourth graders. Captured their attention with my prairie chicken dance. We talked about finding wild Missouri.  Their eyes got even wider when I told them about joining a producer from Saturday Night Live to raft the Mississippi Huck-style. We drifted from the Gateway Arch to Chester, Illinois, home of Popeye. Next stop: two dozen J-school students. Hope they’ve kept the enthusiasm of fourth graders.

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