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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
Shop's Agenda: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

We’re joined by Joshua Davis, author of a fascinating account of the scrappy, entrepreneurial, and socially engaged American spirit. He trains his lens on a specific era of political engagement, in a history titled “From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs.” Few of these thousands of small businesses survive today, but their style of conducting business left a mark on society that we haven’t quite forgotten. 

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We’re joined by Joshua Davis, author of a fascinating account of the scrappy, entrepreneurial, and socially engaged American spirit. He trains his lens on a specific era of political engagement, in a history titled “From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs.” Few of these thousands of small businesses survive today, but their style of conducting business left a mark on society that we haven’t quite forgotten. —Original airdate: 1/19/2018 08:00 PM

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