It all started when I found the audio of an interview where a reporter/researcher was showing kids images of the Dust Bowl and recording their reactions. I edited it down significantly and then went on to find historical footage that would match their descriptions.
Additional audio like the wind and the synth were found on Freesound.org
I thought it would come out funny, but everyone I’ve shown has said it made them depressed. lol.
Props to L. Ashwyn Corris, this was a great way to learn Adobe Audition/Sound Design.