William Jennings Bryan, the “Boy Orator of the Platte,” speaks during his 1896 presidential campaign. At Chicago his Cross of Gold speech, a plea for unlimited free coinage of silver, won him the Democratic nomination for president–the first of three unsuccessful races for the presidency. (AP photo/fls)
About Erik Curren
Erik Curren is the publisher of Transition Voice. He co-founded Transition Staunton Augusta in 2009 and serves as managing partner of Curren Media Group. In 2012, Erik was elected to the city council of Staunton, Virginia. He is author of Calm, Cool, and Connected: How Small Cities Will Save America, forthcoming in 2015.