Deb and Jim Fallows spoke with Brett Hollenbeck, from the Tower Community Bank in Jasper, Tennessee, about their journey of American discovery with Our Towns. The conversation starts at the beginning, with the inspiration to explore America the way they explored China. And goes on to talk about beginning reporting in each new town; some of the highlights, lowlights, and most moving experiences; the privilege and responsibility of doing this kind of journalism; and trying to make an impact. Hollenbeck asks about the personal side as well, of sustaining a relationship over more than 50 years.
You can listen to the episode of “The Impact Code” featuring Deb and Jim on Spotify here.