US-China Tariffs, High Schooler Writes Book About Success, A Global History of The Factory

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Many of us as adults question our personal ideas of success at some point. We hear from a Mosinee High School student who had her own questions about success and turned it into a book. We also talk to the author of a new book about the history of factories. We also discuss the escalating trade tension between the United States and China.

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  • Tensions Increasing Between the US And China Over Tariffs And Trade

    The United States and China are proposing dueling tariffs on one another, leading to concerns over a trade war between the economic powers. A 25 percent tariff announced this week on over 1,300 imported Chinese goods was matched with a similar plan by China, rattling consumers and manufacturers alike. An economist breaks down what’s at stake, and how both countries got to this point.

  • Mosinee High Schooler's Book Examines What 'Success' Looks Like

    How do we define success? What does it take to achieve it? Those questions led Mosinee High School senior Christina Wenman to interview a group of successful local people and write a book about what they had to say. She shares what she learned during the writing process and talks about why our idea of success has to come from ourselves.

  • How The Factory Changed The World

    The world as we know it has been shaped, in part, by the proliferation of the factory. Factories over the decades have provided jobs and goods; been the epicenter of labor issues; and, been significant parts of domestic and international economies. We speak with historian Joshua B. Freeman, Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, about his new book, “Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World”.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Menzie Chinn Guest
  • Christina Wenman Guest
  • Joshua B. Freeman Guest

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