Fewer Students Studying To Become Teachers, Suicide Prevention Project Aims To Support Farmers, Doubt Brewing Over Foxconn’s Job Promise

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A security guard stands at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Southern city in China, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Kin Cheung/AP

A talk with the leader of a group based in Iowa County that is offering suicide prevention training sessions and creating awareness about the issue of suicide among farmers. We also hear from a reporter who spoke with dozens of people close to the Foxconn deal, and learn why he doubts the company will deliver on their job promise. Then, we talk with two WPR reporters on their latest stories.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Shamane Mills Guest
  • Susan Springer Judd Guest
  • Austin Carr Guest

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