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Edward Humes: Transportation--How Your Things Travel from Very Far Away To You
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edward Humes has just published "Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation." In it, he details the fascinating, complex, mostly hidden network of ships and trucks that bring consumer goods from the other side of the world to your mall, market, and front door. Almost everything you touch on a daily basis traveled from far away to you via that system. Transportation has huge economic and environmental ramifications for all of us yet often goes unnoticed. If you want to know why your world was largely built via the ubiquitous metal shipping container, then tune into today's Thinking Aloud.—Original airdate: 6/23/2016

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