THE INTERSECTION: Mountain View or Googleville?
There's a reason some locals fear that Mountain View is becoming a company town: Google accounts for 1 in 5 jobs here and it owns more land than anyone else.
In this episode of THE INTERSECTION — a KALW podcast that looks at change in the Bay Area — we'll try to determine if Mountain View has become a 21st century version of the old company town ... and what that may mean for the town's future.
"There's a social responsibility aspect: If you destroy the town you live in, you might still be the biggest name in town, but you might be the biggest name for all the wrong reasons."
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THE INTERSECTION was made possible with a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.