series: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
air date: 5/31/13 6:30 PM
Garment Workers - The garment industry is Cambodia's largest income earner, employing hundreds of thousands of workers who make garments for big-name retailers in the U.S. and Europe As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, despite agreements that establish labor standards for working conditions and minimum wages, labor organizations claim workers are exploited but the government says they aren't and that paying them more would lead to the loss of jobs to other countries where labor is even cheaper. The Mission Continues - Lucky Severson reports on a rapidly growing organization that enlists veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Mission Continues, which was founded in 2007 by former Navy Seal and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens, provides opportunities for military veterans to continue to serve, an effort that aids both them and their communities. Andrew Greeley - The well-known and controversial priest died this week at age 85. A sociologist, prolific author and perennial thorn in the side of the Catholic hierarchy, Greeley suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2008, and in 2011 correspondent Judy Valente spent time with Greeley's family.
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