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Working At The Margin

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Working At The Margin

Working At The Margin

Working At The Margin

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In the first of a three-part series, NPR's Howard Berkes looks at people who make a living in some of the most inhospitable places in the world. These people work at the margin of what's physically endurable and profitable. Today we visit brine shrimp fishermen on the Great Salt Lake, a forbidding environment where the competition to harvest the elusive shrimp eggs requires spotter planes and sometimes leads to confrontations on the water.