“Shovel Ready?”

Make America Make Again: Manufacturing In The U.S.A. – 1A: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-01-25/made-in-america

Excellent first hour today about what manufacturing is like in America right now, how it might or might not change under Trump, and education/trade skills and infrastructure needed in the future.

Compliments this hour from local affiliate WCPN —

The Sound of Ideas: Trump Trade Policy Changes & “Hidden Figures” in NEO | ideastream: http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/trump-trade-policy-changes-hidden-figures-in-neo

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch…”

Trump ‘Priority List’ Includes Big Construction Projects in Great Lakes | 90.3 WCPN ideastream: http://wcpn.ideastream.org/news/trump-priority-list-includes-big-construction-projects-in-great-lakes

From NPR News: Will Trump’s Tough Talk On Immigration Cause A Farm Labor Shortage? http://n.pr/2jQsKKE

From NPR News: The Continent That Contributes The Most To E-Waste Is … http://n.pr/2kju6xV

Bottom line for this citizen/voter/taxpayer: Building a “Great Mexican Wall” is counter-productive, a waste of resources that would be better spent on all manner meaningful infrastructure projects, from waste processing, water processing and management, transportation, energy, information, education, scientific research, and so on.