How Gary, Indiana, A Former Steel Industry Darling, Is Dealing With Poverty, Tariffs

Gary, Indiana, was once the darling of the U.S. steel industry. But factory jobs melted away in the 1970s and ’80s.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks in on the status of the city with Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (@karenaboutgary), and asks how the talk of new steel tariffs is going over in town.

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