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Blend Radio’s Way Back When history show talks with Ron Hughart about the aftermath of the Dust Bowl as part of its Spirit of America Tour of all the National Parks.
“It’s something that we shouldn’t forget,” Hughart said about the Dust Bowl. Others interviewed from Exeter include Sandy Blankenship, Exeter Chamber of Commerce director, and Chris Brewer, historian and publisher.
“History shows that when the dust bowl happened—certainly it was catastrophic—but no one paid attention to it until it happened in Canada and Washington, D.C,” Hughart said. He is also interviewed about his newest book.
Sandy, Chris and Ronnie are also asked to travel in the time machine where they reminisce about a point in time they'd like to see. Their answers are very intriguing.
Fast-forward with the arrow to 149.8:
Underlying this solid, steer-wrestling man’s man, graying Van Dyke-bearded and steady gazed exterior, you might not recognize little Ronnie, the half-starved, yet hopeful, action-inclined, son of “Okies” and heir to the “Grapes of Wrath.”
In a sense, the rats his dad was shooting in the kitchen of their temporary shack-like shelter, told the story of a life laced with injustice. Through this fire the gold was refined in a way, which led Ronnie to be trusting, but cautious without being fearful, and generous with the gleanings from his compassion as he teaches.
Ron enjoys family, friends, fishing and reading. He and his family live in Exeter, California, a small city in the San Joaquin Valley.
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Tulare County Museum's exhibit: "Winds of Change: The Dust Bowl Migration to Tulare County" featured an interview with Author Ron Hughart. The Tulare County Museum provides insight into the various cultures that have helped Tulare County grow from a pioneering farm community into the world's second largest agricultural area. Museum exhibits and technology presentations document the contributions made by the Armenian, African-American and Hispanic communities and Dust Bowl migrants including an interview with Ron Hughart. The museum has made two clips available of the interview.