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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, March 16, 2012

After This American Life aired a story by Mike Daisey on Apple manufacturer Foxconn in China, Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz delved deeper into the background and facts. We hear from Schmitz today about his reporting, which revealed that Daisey lied on many counts about what he found. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has decided to cut back on field organizers and media buys. Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months. And our commentator says preserving funding for public higher education would improve the economy.  

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Workers inspect motherboards on a factory line at the Foxconn plant in Shenzen, which was the subject of an retracted episode of the public radio show This American Life featuring the work of Mike Daisey.
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