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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Welcome to the Working Week

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In this hour, Douglas Rushkoff is a well-known media critic and maker of documentaries. His tenth book is Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back. He talks about the book with Steve Paulson.

Next, Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic who's written a book called Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. Crawford tells Steve Paulson why manual work matters.

Then, Candacy Taylor is an award-winning photographer, writer and visual artist. Her new book is Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress. Taylor tells Anne Strainchamps about the lives of the career waitresses she interviewed for her book.

And finally, Charles Wilkins is one of Canada's most celebrated non-fiction writers. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius is his memoir of his summer job as a college student when he worked for a large suburban cemetery in Toronto. He tells Jim Fleming about some of the characters who were his co-workers. [Broadcast Date: September 10, 2010]

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