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You Don't Have To Be A Famous Chef To Be A Food Star

The production and distribution of food in the U.S. is a lot of work. The industry employed more than one in 10 Americans in 2017, the most recent year for which data were available. The statistical umbrella includes everyone from waiters and truck drivers to farmers and ranchers, but doesn’t count volunteers at food pantries and soup kitchens. Still Working wades into this diverse field, meeting a maple syrup producer in Somerset County, a nursing mother and school counselor in Pittsburgh, and a chef at an assisted living facility in Washington County.

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Still Working is our podcast about how work shapes who we are and how we see the world.

Margaret J. Krauss is WESA's development and transportation reporter. She previously worked for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions. Before joining Keystone Crossroads, Margaret produced a 48-part radio series about Pittsburgh's lesser-known history, biking 2,000 miles around the region to do so.