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Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. But workers at the plant in Chattanooga voted to reject the plan last week, opening up questions about whether unions will ever find a toe hold in states that are attracting an increasing amount of blue collar jobs. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

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Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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