Most Active Stories
- Minister Reflects On Decades As Elder In Methodist Church
- Two Teacher Training Programs, One Spot In The Budget
- Protesters Crowd Legislature For Fifth 'Moral Monday'
- After Innocence: Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder, Exonerated Days Before Execution Date
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Of NC Moving Out Of Iconic Chapel Hill Building
Hosts, Reporters and Producers
State of Things
Tue April 10, 2012
The United States has child labor laws to protect the safety of its children. However, these laws don't apply to the agriculture industry, where almost half a million children across the nation are employed.
Migrant children and their families often start in Florida and work their way up the East coast to North Carolina. Host Frank Stasio talks about the harsh realities of these children's lives with Emily Drakage, NC Regional Coordinator of the Children in the Fields Campaign, and Catherine Bittar, a Duke University student who helped produce a documentary called "Uprooted Innocence."