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November 30, 2010

Motor City Denim

MOTOR CITY DENIM

Joe Faris and Mark D’Andreta are Detroit natives who have formed an unlikely partnership to bring a new industry to their hometown. Joe is a fashion designer; Mark owns an industrial auto coverings factory. Two years ago when the auto industry collapsed, Mark’s production plant almost went out of business. But the two men worked together to create Motor City Denim, a line of clothing designed and produced in the same factory that used to support the car industry.

OPEN MIC: OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Recently on the program, we asked listeners to call in and tell us about stepping out of their comfort zones. Today: a listener tells the story of just how far he went for a paycheck when he was a college student.

KOREA’S DIVIDE

The Reverend Syngman Rhee is watching the latest sabre-rattling between North and South Korea with great concern. He's worried that it could lead to another war on the Korean peninsula. Rev. Rhee has lived this division between North and South. He lived in both the north and the south during the war. The teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired him to spend his life working toward Korean reconciliation.

Music

Blue Jeans by Jessie James for the album Jessie James and Tarang by Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble for the album Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

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