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Our returning guest tonight is journalist, author and contributing editor at Orion Magazine GINGER STRAND. Her latest book is KILLER ON THE ROAD: VIOLENCE AND THE AMERICAN INTERSTATE . The Federal Aid Highway act of 1950s was one of the planets largest public works projects costing billions of dollars. This project was driven by a desire to counter recession, connect the cities of America and fueled the dream of endless mobility and growth. But before long, as more and more of America was paved over, the public’s attitudes towards the highways system changed. Some stretches of highways became ugly places of grim isolation. To make matters worse, as this highway system grew, a number of horrific serial murders occurred along the endless miles of lonely roads. Was there a connection? Tune in tonight and find out.