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A Deep Dive Into The Decline Of Manufacturing In Chicago

An employee at Freedman Seating operates a press brake machine. Industry experts say manufacturing jobs today are high-skilled and high-paying.

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

A Deep Dive Into The Decline Of Manufacturing In Chicago

WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk took a deep dive into the decline of manufacturing in Chicago over the past 60 to 70 years, the effects that has had on communities that relied on factory work and efforts — both new and old — to stem the job losses.

Reset checks in with the reporting team behind the series.

GUESTS: Odette Yousef, reporter on WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, reporter on WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

Natalie Moore, reporter on WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ immigration reporter

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