Bruce Wallace is a producer at Gimlet Media. He has reported for PRI’s The World, Radio Diaries, All Things Considered, Marketplace Morning Report, The New York Times Magazine, Al Jazeera America, and The Washington Post.
He was born in Baltimore and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat.
A "Made in Bangladesh" tag on clothing typically also means "made by women," because they make up 80 percent of the country's garment-factory workforce. Many of them send the money they earn back to villages in the countryside.
In recent years, horrible disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of garment workers dead or injured. Since then, both international clothing labels and the Bangladeshi government have promised reforms. But some of the workers have also responded by joining unions. And female workers are taking more of a leadership role in that struggle.
"My background is a little different from many in the room,” says Amna Farroqi, the new leader at J Street U, the collegiate arm of the liberal pro-Israel group. Ah, but there are critics.
Afro-Brazilian group Letieres Leite and Orchestra Rumpilezz are on their first tour of the US, connecting the African-infused music of the Brazilian state of Bahia with American jazz.
One year after a burst of violent attacks, Digital Harbor High launched a program to bring Latino and African-American students together.