This Wood Is Key to Wind Power. Too Bad There's a Shortage

Balsa wood is light and strong — and without it, wind power gets a lot more complicated.

China’s Steely Risk-Taker Bets on the UK

Li Ganpo ditched the “iron rice bowl“ to build his company, Jingye Group, into a hotels-to-chemicals empire.

Can Brandenburg Show West Virginia How to Dump Coal?

Two towns separated by 100 miles — one, Germany's first energy self-sufficient community and the other in coal country — capture the sharpening divide over the country's clean energy future.

How One Car Factory Drove Alongside Germany's 20th-Century Destiny

Zwickau’s fortunes have shifted with the fall of the wall … and now the fall of the traditional car.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

A Baltic Port Hits the Jackpot as Malaysians Gamble on Shipyards

In Germany’s Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, a casino conglomerate is building big ships, reviving a job market that's been down for decades.

Germany's Poor Little Rich City

Bremen — Germany’s second-smallest state — is wealthy.

Why This German State Says 'Jawohl' to Migrants

From the Deutsche Bahn to Mercedes, Baden-Württemberg is fueling its economy through migrant labor, and killing support for the far-right.

Volkswagen's Best-Selling Product Is a ... Sausage

The German auto giant’s Wolfsburg plant, the world’s largest factory, produces many more wursts than cars.

Vietnam Starts to Catch Up With Chinese Manufacturing

The Southeast Asian nation is slowly building a supply chain to rival China’s.

Will the Next Recession Save Generic Drugs?

A global economic downturn could very well revive the lifesaving drug industry.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

As the UAW Strikes, Its President Tries to Pump the Brakes on a Corruption Rap

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones finds himself in hot water at just the wrong time.

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