President Obama tours Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday.
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January 25, 2012 President Obama kicked off a three-day re-election road tour Wednesday, starting out at a manufacturing plant in Iowa. The president is promoting job growth in the manufacturing industry while defending the government's bailout of the auto industry.
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Woodside Cotton Mill in Simpsonville, SC employed 622 people early in 1988. In 1989, the mill closed. It was recently converted into condominiums.
January 10, 2012 Today on the podcast, we're going to take a trip to Greenville, South Carolina, where factories filled with bright shiny machines sit just across the train tracks from shuttered old mills. It's the perfect place to ask the question — what is the state of the low skilled American worker?
November 10, 2010 In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie in Cleveland, and Harvey Pekar and the American dream. In our second hour, the changing face of American manufacturing, and reclaiming abandoned properties.
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