Antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, Life as a disgraced superhero

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A comic book illustration of two people
Image from a cover of “Local Man,” a comic strip co-created by Tony Fleecs and Tim Seeley. Image courtesy of Image Comics

A tech reporter explains Amazon’s economic power and an antitrust lawsuit the Federal Trade Commission and Wisconsin have filed against it. Then the co-creator of the “Local Man” comic book explains what it’s like to be a shamed superhero forced to move back to his hometown in Wisconsin.

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  • Amazon adds more jobs to Wisconsin amid Federal Trade Commission lawsuit

    Wisconsin is one of 17 states suing Amazon over allegations of using monopolistic practices. The lawsuit comes as the company adds more than 4,000 jobs around the state for the holiday season. A reporter details Amazon’s workforce climate as well as its power in business.

  • A disgraced comic book superhero returns to small-town Wisconsin

    Jack Xaver is a disgraced former superhero who returns to the small Wisconsin town where he grew up. That’s the premise of the new comic book “Local Man,” co-created by Wisconsin native Tom Seeley, who joins us to talk about working collaboratively and independently within the comic book industry.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Eugene Kim Guest
  • Tim Seeley Guest

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