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Western North Carolina Native Dr. James Benton Of Georgetown University Recaps America's Industrial Decline

As a part of WNCW's celebration of Black History Month, Cleveland County native, Dr. James Benton, spoke with the Friday Feature about his book, Fraying Fabric - How Trade Policy and Industrial Decline Transformed America.  Benton is a director at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and is now an author. He takes us through parts of his book recapping the years that changed what was once a vibrant way to make a living across the United States and particularly in Western N.C. This conversation originally aired Feb.17th .

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