INTERVIEW: 'Scrappers'-- Dayton, Ohio, and America Turn to Scrap
Dayton Daily News reporter Steve Bennish has written extensively about the loss of manufacturing jobs throughout Ohio.
Most recently, he published a book, SCRAPPERS, that chronicles the lives of people who are surviving by salvaging scrap metal and selling it for a few cents on the pound. Many of these scrappers once held good-paying manufacturing jobs.
SCRAPPERS includes Bennish's stark black and white photos of the people who spend their days looking for discarded metal.
In a NPR interview, Bennish talked at length about the hard realities of an Ohio workforce that has been hit hard by job loss.
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