On Wednesday, April 18, Jon Wiener at KPFK 90.7 FM featured a segment on Apple’s Workers in China. The interview starts at 34.40 in the track. Here’s the program’s description:
We’ll speak with ROB SCHMITZ, the China correspondent for American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” and JEFF WASSERSTROM, historian of China at UC Irvine. Rob exposed the errors in Mike Daisey’s now-infamous story for “This American Life,” and last week Rob got his own look at the Shenzhen plant of Apple supplier Foxconn in southern China. Jeff will sketch the larger context for understanding factory workers in China today —his book Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, co-edited with Angilee Shah, will be out in September.