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In the Rubble of Rana Plaza

Painting: Record Breaking Workers at the Factory Krasnaya Zaria by Pavel Filonov
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Charles Kernaghan recently saw the wreckage of the factory collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh that killed over 1000. He talked to the survivors, many of whom lost limbs in the disaster. Charles and his colleagues have been holding secret meetings with garment industry workers to document the conditions they face. He talks with host Dick Gordon about the challenges of fighting for workers’ rights in Bangladesh.

Hear the full conversation at The Story's website. Also in this show: after Nike garment workers in Honduras were suddenly laid off, they turned to U.S. college students to help pressure for their pay; Eli Erlick was born a boy, but by the time she was in fifth grade, she knew she was meant to be a girl; and when musician Madeline Adams first heard the album “In the Airplane Over the Sea,” it was a leap into another world.

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