Jan 17, 2017

01/17/2017: How the deck is stacked in Erie, Pennsylvania

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To wrap up our yearlong series "How The Deck is Stacked," we travel to Erie, Pennsylvania, a community built on manufacturing. Erie represents much of the economic dissatisfaction that helped swing the presidential election. We're kicking off a week of coverage from there with a bunch of stories from a local watering hole. Plus, the latest on Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump's promised border tax.

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A visit to Erie's Polish Falcons

The Pennsylvania county represents the economic dissatisfaction that voters felt during the election.
Erie, Pennsylvania was built on manufacturing, and its county went Republican in the 2016 presidential election after voting for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. We dropped in on the Polish Falcons Social Club, Nest 610, to chat with some voters about how their economies are going.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

'The Founder' tells the contentious story of how McDonald's became a fast-food giant

Jan 17, 2017
Director John Lee Hancock tells us how Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, helped the McDonalds brothers expand before buying them out.
Director John Lee Hancock on the set of "The Founder" with actor Michael Keaton.
Daniel McFadden

Autodesk CEO on 3D printing and human inferiority

Jan 17, 2017
Carl Bass says 3D printing is ideal for highly customized manufacturing.

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education nominee, is in the hot seat

Jan 17, 2017
She's a billionaire and school voucher activist.

Donald Trump breaks with the GOP on a border tax

Jan 17, 2017
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump voiced concerns about lawmakers' version of his boarder tax.

To wrap up our yearlong series “How The Deck is Stacked,” we travel to Erie, Pennsylvania, a community built on manufacturing. Erie represents much of the economic dissatisfaction that helped swing the presidential election. We’re kicking off a week of coverage from there with a bunch of stories from a local watering hole. Plus, the latest on Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump’s promised border tax.

Music from the episode

It Gets Funkier IV Vulfpeck, Louis Cole
Like an Animal Cymbals
Slow Boogie Various Artists