Steelworker Forges His Family Legacy

Don Jackson wanted nothing more than to follow both his steelworker father and grandfather into the steel mill to work among the sparks and molten metals. It took him 35 years before he could. Listen to learn why Don spent decades searching for his steel job.

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Do You Know Where Your Medicine Comes From?

You may spend hours agonizing over which vitamins or medicines will optimize your health, but have you considered where exactly those medicines are coming from? What you find out may be a bitter pill to swallow. In this episode, Scott Paul sits down with Rosemary Gibson, co-author of "China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine". * Photo courtesy of Victor, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Workers from the Industrial Heartland are Optimistic, But Cautious

For decades, America's workers have fought against unfair trade practices. Now that America has acted to protect the nation's metals industry, are these communities rebounding? Scott Paul speaks with workers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana to find out. * Photo courtesy of Catching12 at English Wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons.

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

As midterm elections approach, Scott Paul, host of The Manufacturing Report, and Robert Kuttner, author of "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?", examine what political leaders need to do to ensure the survival and support of America's workers. * Photo courtesy of the United Steelworkers.

Special Edition: What Will Happen Next in the China Trade Debate?

Ahead of Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's visit to the White House this week, podcast host Scott Paul and the Alliance for American Manufacturing's Scott Boos look into the future of U.S.-China trade relations, discuss whether the global trading system is broken, and answer listener questions.