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American Manufacturing Rises, Again

David Høgsholt
The Atlantic

American manufacturing has long been on the decline. It was known as a “sunset industry” when the journalist James Fallows covered the subject in the 1980s. Increased globalization and the rise of China made matters worse. But now Fallows sees hope for manufacturing in America. New tools that greatly speed up development from idea to final product are encouraging start-up companies to locate here, not in Asia. Fallows joins us on Monday to explain why global trade winds may again be blowing in America’s favor.


James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has written for the magazine since the 1970s and his article "Mr. China Comes to America" appears in the December issue. His latest book, China Airborne, was published in early May.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.