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The Writing On The Wall

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JM Giordano
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By the mid-20th century, Bethlehem Steel was the biggest steel company in the US. It was an industrial giant that seemed too powerful to fail. But in 2001, it declared bankruptcy, decimating retirees’ pensions and health benefits. In this episode, we examine how the empire collapsed, and we bear witness to the aftermath.

Sparrows Point: An American Steel Story is produced in partnership with WYPR.