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The True History of Valentine’s Day

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 11, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 14:57

Guest: Elizabeth Nelson, PhD, Pop Culture Expert and Author, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Parents across the country are in Valentine’s Day scramble-mode, rounding up enough treats and cards for all their kids’ classmates. Holidays are such work for parents. And expensive too–the National Retail Federation says Americans who celebrate Valentine’s this year plan to spend nearly $200 on average. That includes gifts for a special someone, but also kids, friends, family members, co-workers and pets. Valentine’s Day, above all, is a triumph of marketing.