Seneca, Nebraska

Radiolab

By WNYC Studios

Seneca, Nebraska

Wednesday, 12 October

Back in 2014 the town of Seneca, Nebraska was deeply divided. How divided? They were so fed up with each other that some citizens began circulating a petition that proposed a radical solution. If a majority wanted to they'd self-destruct, end the town and wipe their community off the map. 

Producer Simon Adler goes to Seneca to knock on doors and sit down with residents for a series of kitchen table conversations. Along the way, we try to piece together what happened in this tiny town and what its fracture says about America.

Produced and Reported by Simon Adler. Special Thanks to Matthew Hansen of the Omaha World Herald.

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