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"Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods"

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Aired on Thursday, February 18th.

Our guest, Amelia Pang, is an award-winning investigative journalist who's written for "Mother Jones," "The New Republic," and other publications. In her new book, "Made in China," she profiles an political prisoner named Sun Yi, who was forced into harsh labor by the Chinese government for campaigning for the right to join a forbidden meditation movement. Sun Yi was imprisoned alongside petty criminals and civil rights activists -- and tens of thousands of others whom the government had intended to "re-educate" -- creating cheap Halloween decorations and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours per day. As per Publishers Weekly, in a starred review: "Journalist Pang debuts with a vivid and powerful report on Chinese forced labor camps and their connections to the American marketplace. Cinematic.... Engrossing and deeply reported, this impressive exposé will make readers think twice about their next purchase."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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