The Baltimore Sun has a good profile on Mike Rowe, the Discovery Channel host of "Dirty Jobs."
If people are willing to talk about a definition of what a good job is, we might be able to address some of these issues that really plague skilled labor today, such as a skills gap," Rowe said, calling that gap "one of the great looming disasters."
"It has become a topic of conversation as the economy has collapsed and people were laid off: Is a dirty job a bad job?"
Rowe and I both attended Towson State at the same time, and I think I knew him then. I know I knew the reporter of this article from our college newspaper.