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Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. John Francis Peters for NPR & Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

The LA area is home to the most manufacturing jobs in the U.S., from clothes to metal parts to new aerospace tech. Companies have reinvented themselves, even as they struggle to find skilled workers.

Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. John Francis Peters for NPR & Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

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I Dreamed a Dream (From "Les Miserables") The O'Neill Brothers Group
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Motion Makes Me Last [Four Tet Remix] Eluvium
Death and the Flower/What Is This Thing Called Love? Mitchel Forman Trio
Time After Time Mitchel Forman Trio

Delegates from about 170 countries gathered in Kyoto in December 1997 during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year in Paris, the stakes are even higher, negotiators say. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

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Inside Straight Cannonball Adderley & Cannonball Adderley Quintet
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Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956, when she was among several others charged with violating segregation laws. Gene Herrick/AP hide caption

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In Montgomery, Rosa Parks' Story Offers A History Lesson For Police

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Come Talk to Me Geoffrey Keezer
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Black Balloons Local Natives

After a magnitude-4.5 earthquake was recorded near Cushing in October, Oklahoma regulators ordered oil companies to shut down several disposal wells. That seemed to slow the shaking — at least for a while. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

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