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New economic research reveals how difficult it is for some people to gain wealth in America, even when they do everything right.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: Veronica Volk/WXXI News, Credit: Akin Johnson holds his credential during the East High School commencement in June 2017.
In recent years, there has been a push to get people with disabilities into the general workforce. But despite these initiatives, some students who...

Bought by KZYX and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Become More Emotionally Intelligent
According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020. Show starts wit...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:39
Caption: Feeling the tension
Burn out and feeling overwhelmed seem to be on the rise again. Becoming more emotionally intelligent can help. Expert Cary Cherniss and a caller to...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 55:00
Caption: Be part of the Emotion Revolutiion
Andrew Faas has a new book and a new alliance. The book is "From Bully to Bull's-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire" and the allia...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 49:16
Caption: Water trough at Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, near the California Delta., Credit: Audrey Dilling
In the summer of 1901, San Francisco’s mayor, James D. Phelan, hiked up to an oak tree near the north bank of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite’s Hetc...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 14:02
Caption: Erika Escalante stands in front of her home at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Credit: Angela Johnston
Buena Vista is a diverse community, made up of seniors, families, people with disabilities. The majority of residents are low income, and Latino. P...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
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Rendered follows up with Etsy about some of the concerns sellers brought up about the company on our April episode and get an update on how the com...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 18:09
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In this three-part episode of "Crosscurrents" KALW's Liza Veale looks into the Bay Area’s sex industry: it's advantages, it's complications, and it...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:46
Caption: Judith Haggard is one of two nurse practitioners at the Otto Bean Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. The clinic has no full-time doctor so Haggard works with a collaborating physician outside of the SEMO Health Network, which runs Otto Bean., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
The Missouri Bootheel is a region emblematic of the social and medical problems facing rural Missouri, and really, all of rural America. Life expec...

Bought by WAMC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Over one million North Carolinians make the minimum wage at their job: Seven-twenty-five an hour. While many states and cities have recently raised...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temp...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
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At a full-service restaurant you know the drill. You eat your food, you get your bill, and then you calculate the tip. But not at Sous Beurre Kitch...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A job application asks about past convictions., Credit: Flickr user: Waponi
When you fill out a job application, you expect to answer some basic questions. Things like your employment and education history, and relevant ski...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 07:14
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Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, th...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 09:01
Caption: Justin Peebles, 32, stands outside his apartment building in Wausau. He is epileptic and unemployed and has been waiting for services from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation since April., Credit: Tegan Wendland/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
The findings from a new Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism report show that despite the opportunity to solve some of these problems, the...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 03:16
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Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime, one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole e...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 29, 2013
  • Length: 11:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A truck in Harlan, Ky., proclaims its support for coal and coal miners., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL
Coal is embedded into the culture and image of Eastern Kentucky, but the industry is declining in the region. And it's declining permanently. The c...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 18:17
Caption: Recruiters for the U.S. Marines canvass shopping plazas, high schools and job fairs for potential soldiers., Credit: Alexandra Kanik/PublicSource
In robust economic times, America’s armed services have had to hustle to recruit qualified soldiers. But when civilian unemployment is high and th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ironworkers on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Matthew Cochran is fourth from left., Credit: Matthew Cochran
The first thing you should know about ironworkers is that they don’t make things out of iron, like horseshoes. They’re builders. Ironworkers from L...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 07:30
Caption: Farmworker Eduardo Amezcua stands next to a water cooler after picking nectarine at HMC Farms outside of Selma., Credit: Lisa Morehouse
California was the first state to adopt heat illness regulations for outdoor workers, but there are still violations, and there are still fatalities.

Bought by KWMR, PRX Remix, and KFAI


  • Added: Aug 13, 2013
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Leadership  Consulting
Dr. Cary Cherniss is currently the director and co-chair (with Daniel Goleman) of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organiza...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2013
  • Length: 34:39
Caption: Frank Williams, SEOP Director
The older we get, the harder it is to think of ourselves as “old.” But as far as the government is concerned – specifically, the federal correction...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2013
  • Length: 09:45
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Forbes magazine estimates that more than $3.5 billion will move through the “sharing economy” this year, but that’s practically pennies compared wi...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2013
  • Length: 05:30