The Boys In The Bunkhouse

For more than 30 years, a group of intellectually disabled men from Texas lived in a small Iowa farmhouse and worked in a turkey processing plant. For their efforts, they received $65 a week and lived in squalor. This hour, we’ll hear how a team of social workers, local journalists and a labor lawyer fought to free them – and about how their experience is improving the working conditions of people living with disabilities – with New York Times reporter Dan Barry. He tells their story in his new book, “The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland” (Harper).