Often the word "globalization" is thrown around rather carelessly, and many people just associate it with the expansion of such familiar icons as Starbucks and McDonalds into the far-flung corners of the world. Fortunately, there are programs such as this one from American Radioworks, which is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, with significant assistance from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This program explores the broad concept of globalization in three parts, beginning with a look at the transformation of the famed "Rust Belt" region in the United States. The hosts for the program are reporters Chris Farrell and John Biewen, and visitors can listen to the program in its entirety and follow along with the transcript provided on the site. The site is rounded out by a selection of helpful resources and online links.
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