The Job that Takes Over Your Life

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Albert Williams, one of the Port Chicago 50, talks about what happened during World War II when ships he was helping to load with ammunition exploded just north of San Francisco, killing 320 men. The men were told they might be shot if they refused to go back to work after the explosions; they were subsequently court-martialed. This, and other stories about jobs that consume people's lives.
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Ira Glass