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October 19, 2009

Some Good News

Lisa Snell was laid off from her graphic design and layout job at a small newspaper last year. Lisa thought the owners would call her begging her to come back, but instead they called her with an offer: to buy the paper.

After a lot of deliberation, Lisa took the plunge and bought the small Native American Times. As the paper's only employee, she has been writer, photographer, graphic artist, advertising salesperson, and even newspaper delivery person on occasion. And she did all that during the worst recession and most dismal times for newspapers in memory. Lisa talks with Dick Gordon about how she kept the paper going and even watched it grow - and how she's found a deeper connection to Native American culture in the process.

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