The Takeaway

The World's iPhones Are Made in Toxic Chinese Factories

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Many of the workers are teens who've left home to support their families—and the first job they're given is simply cleaning iPhone screens, over and over, with toxic chemicals.

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The Takeaway

A Growing Wealth Gap, Dangerous Factories, Urban Poetry, Temple Grandin

Monday, April 29, 2013

What West, Texas Teaches Us About Chemicals  | The Growing Wealth Gap  | What Next for Gun Control Advocates?  | That's So Miami: Finding Poetry in City Life  |  Searching Through the Rubble in Bangaldesh  | Building a Synthetic Biological Programming Language  | Temple Grandin on "The Autistic Brain"

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happens After You Click “Place Order”

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Americans buy billions of dollars’ worth of products online. Mac McClelland, human rights reporter for Mother Jones, talks about what happens after you click “Place Order” and her time working inside an online retail shipping warehouse. Her article, “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave,” appears in the March/April issue of Mother Jones.

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The Takeaway

Manufacturing In US Continues to Grow

Monday, December 05, 2011

One of the bright spots in the American economy right now is coming from the manufacturing sector. According to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly survey of purchasing and supply executives, activity at U.S. factories has grown at its fastest rate in five months. And in the automobile sector, the growth rate is translating into new jobs.