Opinion: A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion.

Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as an NPR business editor, returned to Ohio for her class’s 45th reunion. The visit showed how things changed dramatically for retirees in just one generation.

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