How Chicago’s suburbs shape pop culture

Bob Sirott

The boyhood home of novelist Ernest Hemingway is seen Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Oak Park, Ill. On Tuesday, June 12, an Oak Park couple closed on a $525,000 deal for the home in the Chicago suburb. The new owners plan to make their home available to visits by Hemingway enthusiasts. Hemingway lived in the home until he graduated from high school and is believed to have written some of his earliest works in his third-floor bedroom. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Ted McClelland, writer and author of Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Built the Middle Class, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the impressions of suburbia from movies like Ordinary PeopleNational Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen CandlesThe Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)

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