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America's middle class is in trouble. Here's what that fact means for the world's largest economy — and the rest of planet earth.

America the Gutted: Wisconsin Public Radio interview

GlobalPost Editor Thomas Mucha and Senior Correspondent for Southeast Asia Patrick Winn spend an hour with Public Radio discussing our 10-month reporting project on the middle class.
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Graphic. (Kyle Kim/GlobalPost)

As we put the finishing touches on GlobalPost's America the Gutted reporting project, Senior Correspondent Patrick Winn and I had the opportunity today to speak with Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio.

Over an hour we talked about the scope of our 10-month investigation, what we learned along the way, and how the decline of the US middle class is affecting life across America, as well as the lives of millions throughout the developing world.

We're grateful for the chance to talk at length about this critically important subject, and we thank Wisconsin Public Radio for the opportunity.

As it was a call-in show, Patrick and I were also both moved to speak with so many Americans who have been affected by the trend.

You can listen to the program here.