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From mall music to dead malls: The past, present, and future of American malls

Escalators In Abandoned Shopping Mall
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Malls are an important gathering place for people of all ages to shop, eat, be entertained, walk, and enjoy the controlled temperature.

This hour, the history of malls in America, their unique design, and a look ahead to the future of those spaces, now that there are dead malls all over the country.

Plus: the art of curating mall music.


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Colin McEnroe, Ray Hardman, Greg Hill, Tucker Ives, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, Patrick Skahill, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired July 21, 2022.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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