JANESVILLE: A METAPHOR FOR AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN DECLINE

 

 

Amy Goldstein is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who spent years documenting the aftermath of the economic meltdown in Janesville, Wisconsin in the wake of the closure of its long standing General Motors plant.  It’s a familiar story with consequences that seep into every crevice of the community.  She tells it through personal story highlighting the ‘cast of characters’ left to pick up the pieces of a broken community.  This episode is part of our mini-series, ‘Men Without Work’.