GM announces plant closures, France looks to a post-coal future, Senate could pull US out of Yemen

November 27, 2018

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A person waves a red flag with the words "Unifor" on it with a group of others alongside a road.

GM workers picket at an entrance to the General Motors' assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 26, 2018, after GM announced it would be closing the plant and four others in North America, laying off nearly 15,000 workers.


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General Motors says it plans to shut down five North American assembly plants and lay off some 14,000 workers as it concentrates on its best-selling vehicles, mostly SUVs and trucks. We hear from autoworkers in Oshawa, Ontario, whose jobs will disappear. French President Emmanuel Macron says his country is proceeding with plans to leave coal behind and move to clean energy. Plus, host Marco Werman speaks with Jin Park, the first DACA recipient to be offered a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford University in the UK.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Andalucia
Artist: Pink Martini
Label: Heinz Records
Label: 4Th And Broadway
Artist: Tin Hat
Label: Ryko/WEA

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