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April 26, 2011

A Penny A Pound

A PENNY A POUND

The fields of Immokalee, in Florida are infamous for the way agricultural workers are treated. Some make $10,000 a year. Gerardo Reyes is a fruit picker and organizer there who is helping to change Florida’s tomato industry. He's worked with students and giant fast food chains to ensure better working conditions for the thousands employed in the fields.

FACING FIRE

When the massive Texas wildfires came to their ranch, Diane and Chris Lacy were, as they put it, "an hour from pavement" branding some cattle. They feel lucky they survived.

LESSONS FROM A BABYSITTER

It's rare to find a babysitter listed in an executive profile, but Jim Perakis, former CEO, feels he owes a debt to his. Jim tells the story of Mike Butler, the babysitter who grounded him in working class life. From independent producer Eric Winick.

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