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Putting The Con In Carnival (Or Something Like That)

Simon & Schuster

It's county fair season around the region.  Along with the cows, sheep, and 4-H kids come the carnivals, rides, and games of chance. 

They've cleaned up a lot over the years, but traveling carnivals used to be a great place to lose money. 

Eugene's Peter Fenton knows firsthand... he learned the tricks of the trade years ago; learned how to con people at the carnival.  He tells about it in his book Eyeing The Flash.  Peter Fenton checks in to talk about his past life, his book about it, and his current work. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.