On Thursday, Foxconn broke ground on its manufacturing plant in Mt. Pleasant, with a visit from President Donald Trump and protests in return. On today’s show, Esty Dinur speaks with three Mount Pleasant-area activists who have been impacted by the special economic zone. Our guests are Kim Mahoney, a property owner who had her property declared as blighted due to the plant; Kelly Gallaher, who has been speaking out about Foxconn since the project was first announced; And Kesha Patel, co-founder of the Gaia Coalition Network.
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