Saturday, December 15, 2018

Foxconn deal, impacts reviewed by national podcast, irking local officials

Here is a link to the podcast episode, "Negative Mount Pleasant," and here is a link to local reporting about it:
The podcast “Reply All,” produced by Gimlet Media, explores the intersection of technology and human behavior. Last week the show released an episode, “Negative Mount Pleasant,” examining how the Foxconn project came to Mount Pleasant and how its arrival has affected the village’s government and residents.
Reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni and producer Jessica Yung used archival audio from Mount Pleasant village meetings and news clips and interviews with residents, officials, journalists and academics to ask the question: Did the village rush into this deal?
I will add this post to the Foxconn archive I have kept since June, 2017, and which exceeds 250 installments. 

Thousands of acres like this cabbage field shown here in 2017 are now in an area designed 'blighted,' available to be seized by local government for Foxconn uses and 'developed' with public funds.

1 comment:

Jim Maurer said...

Well, at least the Wisconsin Governor's Office won't be "blighted" after January 7th 2019.