wnyc http://kbia.org en Not just a red state http://kbia.org/post/not-just-red-state <p>Missouri is by all accounts &nbsp;a &quot;red state&quot; &nbsp;but it&#39;s plain to see that one or two colors can&#39;t tell the whole story. &nbsp;How can one color, one category, make sense of the diversity of communities we see around us every day? &nbsp;The folks at <a href="http://www.patchworknation.org/">Patchwork Nation</a> and the public radio station <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/articles/its-free-country/2012/feb/07/track-live-missouri-primary-returns/">WNYC</a> think they have a better way: they look at voters in each county and then slice up the numbers 12 different ways. &nbsp;Some counties are what might be called, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.patchworknation.org/communities/monied-burbs">&quot;Monied &#39;Burbs.&quot;</a> &nbsp;Others are <a href="http://www.patchworknation.org/communities/tractor-country">&quot;Tractor Countries&quot;</a> or <a href="http://www.patchworknation.org/communities/mormon-outposts">&quot;Mormon Outposts.&quot;&nbsp;</a>&nbsp; 12 demographics, 12 sets of values, opinions and personalities. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:40:08 +0000 Scott Pham 8388 at http://kbia.org Not just a red state