Red state or blue state, we want to know about the issues that divide and unite this nation. Reporter Jason Margolis and producer Andrea Crossan will be meeting with people across the country to see how communities are changing in our hyper-globalized world. We’ll be talking trade, immigration, military preparedness - you name it, we're on it!
Should the US be more isolationist or more engaged? Is China an enemy or a valuable trading partner? Is Mexico ripping us off or creating a stronger North American economic zone? You tell us.
We’ll be working with local public radio stations to hear what’s going in towns and cities across the US. We’ll be asking listeners and readers to reach out and tell us about what’s happening where they live.
Where we've been
- Alabama: How Alabama is becoming the auto capital of the South | Is Alabama's football glory helping the university's international brand? | The great catfish war rages on
- Alaska: Instead of fighting global competition, Alaska's salmon industry is (reluctantly) embracing it | Anchorage is confronting more rapid climate change, but has few dollars to address it | Guess which state has America’s most diverse neighborhood? Hint: It’s not California, New York or Florida.
- Arizona: Trump’s threats to pull out of NAFTA concern many in Arizona
- Colorado: Europeans are embracing American craft beer. So, why are exports trailing off? | Fed up with high rates, a Colorado city considers ditching its utility and relying on the sun
- Connecticut: Progressives in Congress side with Trump on trade
- Georgia: Legally, 'climate refugees' don't exist. But in Georgia, they say they're already here. | How Atlanta plans to get to 100% green energy by 2035
- Illinois: As tariffs send soy and corn prices plummeting, Trump says farmers will act like 'patriots'
- Indiana: Factory workers in Indiana appreciate Trump's support, but need jobs more than tweets | After a half-century, a Rust Belt town looks to restore its 'temples'
- Iowa: The most 'broken' town in America is back on its feet
- Maine: From gutting sardines to shipping pregnant cows, this Maine port wants your business
- Massachusetts: As global shipping explodes, it presents a logistical and security challenge | Cape Cod restaurants brace for (another) tough summer without enough foreign workers
- Michigan: Abandoned and in decay, one of Detroit's iconic ruins is slowly being revived | Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival
- Nebraska: A mom-and-pop shop in Omaha becomes an exporter of parade floats and walking pizza slices
- New Hampshire: 'Leaf peeping' is huge in New England. Will climate change alter tourism?
- New Jersey: Ever think about where your Spanish rice comes from? A good bet it's from Jersey.
- North Carolina: North Carolina’s fight to keep its foothold on furniture | A small North Carolina city stakes its claim as the global capital of furniture buying
- North Dakota: The underfunded govt program that got drill bits from rural North Dakota to Zimbabwe | The 'Wild West on steroids' cools off | Trump says we're losing badly with trade. North Dakota suggests otherwise.
- New York: Trump’s tariffs are causing major anxiety for the American boating industry | Insects slipping into the US are causing billions of dollars in damage | Insects slipping into the US are causing billions of dollars in damage | Trump hypes jobs relocating back to the US. Are they?
- Ohio: In Cleveland, climate change isn't about rising seas. It's about jobs and health. | Rust Belt jobs are still going overseas. The impact could be felt for generations.
- Oklahoma: The Quapaw tribe hopes a cattle slaughterhouse will provide jobs in rural Oklahoma
- Oregon: How Facebook saved a dying mill town
- Pennsylvania: A Pennsylvania steel town reinvents itself with a future beyond steel | Philadelphia ice cream is a luxury in China ... with a scoop of import tax | Forgotten and crumbling, a PA steel town turned to Trump. Two years later, it's a mixed bag.
- South Carolina: Could Pickens, South Carolina, join China, India and Sri Lanka among the world’s great tea-growing regions?
- South Dakota: Two South Dakota cattle ranchers, two opinions on NAFTA
- Tennessee: Tariffs are hurting Tennessee, but voters seem to be shrugging them off
- Texas: A solid red Texas district could turn blue — and climate change may be a factor
- Rhode Island: One company's story Of 21st century survival
- Vermont: US government to Filipino seasonal workers: No visas this year
- Washington: The Red Delicious may have fallen out of favor in the US, but it’s huge in China | Seattle becomes first US city to try dockless bike sharing, the system that’s transforming China
- West Virginia: After generations working in coal, young West Virginians are finding jobs in solar
- Wyoming: America’s leading coal state looks to the wind | A Wyoming town looks beyond coal ... to new uses for coal