Trump's Economic Policy, Remembering The Victims Of The Rana Plaza Disaster, And Fair Trade Rugs
On today's show:
- We discuss the intersection of Trump’s economic policy, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Phil Levy.
- The 'Fashion Revolution' event remembers the victims Of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza disaster. We speak with Nasreen Sheikh, who was a child laborer in a Nepal sweatshop, Goods of Conscience founder Father Andrew O’Connor, and executive director of Chicago Fair Trade Katherine Bissell Córdova.
- Evanston-based fair trade shop Ten Thousand Villages works with over 850 artisan families in 100 villages in Pakistan to provide fair and sustainable wages to female rugmakers. We talk with Bunyaad Rugs director Yousaf Chaman.