Your Story: A company town confronting change, audio slideshow

Alex Fries is a twenty-year old music education student at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. His hometown is Norwalk, Ohio, one of the towns Changing Gears traveled to as part of our Midwestern company town road trip.

Here, Alex talks about what it feels like to live in Norwalk during an economic transition, and the tensions that emerge. The photographs are among those he took while growing up in the town.

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