Great Depression

KCUR News
1:02 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Walt Bodine on His Corner of the Great Depression

Looking west from the southwest corner of Linwood and Troost, at night. Shows the LaSalle Hotel and the Bodine Drugs.
photo: courtesy of Missouri Valley Special Collections

Kansas City, Mo. – KCUR's Walt Bodine spent the Great Depression working at his parents' drugstore in Kansas City. That family business placed Walt right in the thick of one of the wildest periods in the city's history. It also launched his broadcasting career... sort of. KCUR's Frank Morris spoke with Walt about that turbulent time, and the store, situated on a once dynamic, now blighted, corner in midtown.

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