Dan Carsen is the education reporter at WBHM in Birmingham. He’s been a teacher, a teacher trainer, a newspaper reporter, a radio commentator, and an editor at an educational publishing house. His writing and reporting have won numerous regional and national awards. His outside interests include basketball, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, percussion, and hoping his children let him sleep.
We visited a town in the former Soviet country to see what life is like in the “domik” container villages — almost 30 years after they moved in.