Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,532. The city is the county seat of Gila County. Globe was founded c. 1875 as a mining camp.
Much has been made of the coal mining in this country, the jobs crisis, and the need to bring coal back. Mining and extraction all over the country are brutal jobs that take a devastating toll on the environment, but in these places, these are often the only jobs available. This episode follows a day in the life of a copper mine, the miners and their families as they struggle to survive in an extraction based economy.