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The Ford company logo is displayed above the Chicago Assembly Plant on Feb. 3. Ford is allowing many workers to work remotely — not just during the pandemic, but as routine policy. But of course, plant workers can't sign in to work from home. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Remote Work Revolution Is Underway — But Not For Everyone

It's not just tech companies embracing work-from-home for the post-pandemic era. But manufacturers like Ford also have to consider the huge swathes of their workforce that simply can't work remotely.

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Sebi Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
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Sampson Levingston, of Through2Eyes, runs walking tours focusing on Indianapolis' Black neighborhoods and history. Neda Ulaby/NPR hide caption

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'I Fit In Right Here': A History Buff Leads Walking Tours Of Black Indianapolis

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Goodwill Doesn't Want Your Broken Toaster

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Barber of Seville: overture London Symphony Orchestra
As God and Everest Pop Unknown
Fa-Fa-Fa Datarock
Starcourt Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Dreamer Four Tet
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A Remote Work Revolution Is Underway — But Not For Everyone

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Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City) Kelley Polar
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