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Longshoreman and Author George Benet

Benet worked as a longshoreman in San Francisco until gentrification and automation rendered his labor unnecessary. He says he mourns the workers' culture more than the job itself. Benet later went to graduate school and became a novelist and poet. His newest book is called A Short Dance in the Sun.

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Other segments from the episode on January 26, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 26, 1989: Interview with George Benet; Review of Roy Orbison's album "Mystery Girl"; Interview with Mike Leigh; Review of the film "Physical Evidence."

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