Bruce Wallace is a producer at Gimlet Media. He has reported for PRI’s The World, Radio Diaries, All Things Considered, Marketplace Morning Report, The New York Times Magazine, Al Jazeera America, and The Washington Post.
He was born in Baltimore and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat.
A "Made in Bangladesh" tag on clothing typically also means "made by women," because they make up 80 percent of the country's garment-factory workforce. Many of them send the money they earn back to villages in the countryside.
When protests broke out in Baltimore, some immigrants there saw connections — how their relationships with police are similar to the relationships between cops and African Americans.
A lot of the news crews have left Baltimore, but the city is still recovering. One Korean American shopkeeper thanks her customers for rallying by her side. "I will love my neighbors...forever," she says.
Bruce Wallace grew up in Baltimore. But it wasn't until he was an adult that he ventured to Freddie Gray's neighborhood, to volunteer at a family shelter. "I can't overemphasize how close, geographically, these two Baltimores are.''
In New York City, home to one of the largest Nepalese communities in the US, crowds gathered after the earthquake in Nepal to pray, gather donations and hope for good news from relatives still unaccounted for.
More than 1,000 garment workers died when the Rana Factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago. Today, the survivors and their families are still haunted by the "smell of death" at the site — and the prejudices they face after making it through the tragedy.
Two years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, these survivors and rescuers are still struggling.
Mindra Sahadeo, an Indo-Guyanese musician who now lives in New York, has found a niche bringing the city’s harmoniums back to life. It's a way to connect to his Indian heritage and fill his shared apartment with music.
A gallery in St. Gallen, Switzerland, aims to expand what we think about when we think about the Darknet thanks to a shopping bot and the anonymous purchases it made.
Soon it will be much easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, thanks to the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana. But a small group of tour companies has been bringing Americans to the island for decades, hoping to give them a new understanding of Cuba.
Almost 25 years ago, John Wurdeman stumbled onto a CD of traditional Georgian music at a record store in Virginia. Now he lives in the tiny former Soviet republic and is involved in its wine renaissance.