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It's hard to come here as an immigrant. You leave everything behind.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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I smile, even when it hurts.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In the U.S., jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is glob...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, KCPW, Interlochen Public Radio, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Painting, landscaping, demo work, dish washer... I'm available.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 1
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I repossess autos, boats, motorcycles, things of that nature. It’s rough. I’m just the messenger.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WITF, KUT, KSUT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 45
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Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistr...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Troy Public Radio, KCPW, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ye Must Be Born Again, Credit: Roger May
Is this post-industrial town dying, or being born again? Drawing from 300 years of labor and women’s history, the writing of novelist Mary Lee Sett...

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of Wish We Were Here, we tell the remarkable story of Bishop Castle--an incredible piece of folk architecture that is likely one of...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:08
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In 2002, retired FBI and CIA investigator Charlie Hess began writing letters Robert Charles Browne, a convicted murderer who claimed to have killed...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:18
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On April 20th, 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:45
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Do you know how we got Labor Day? Winston Smith's torture has begun, and Kim Davis' arrest is ordered by the Supreme Court

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:34:32
Caption: The outdoor observation deck on the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, MN., Credit: Noel Clark
The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Biohackers grow their own ink from soil-dwelling bacteria., Credit: La Paillasse
What does it mean to live in a world where biotech is done for and by the people? How long might it be until we are all growing our own ink, laund...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversational profile of Cesar Chavez featuring his United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Chavez scholar Jose-Antonio Orosco and Texas ...

Bought by KVNF, KQED, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Your new favorite podcast.
On December 5, 2013, fast food workers across the country walked out on a one-day strike, demanding fairer wages. But what's really at stake? The G...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 06:08
Caption: Luis & Luisa Quintero of Luis' Tacqueria in Woodburn, OR, Credit:  Photo by Richard Jensen
Throughout the West, historic discriminatory laws have excluded people of color from settling and owning property. Because of that, many Western st...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 06:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Rachel comes full-circle. She goes from being a college student to be a stripper and then back to starting all over again.

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 18:57
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Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Ani DiFranco and others discuss how Occupy and other movements inspire their socially conscious music. Hosted by ...

Bought by KPVL, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, KSUT, WNIJ and more


  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of impr...

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A fantastic documentary produced by Worker's Independent News in conjunction with WORT Community Radio, WI. It cronicles WI governor Scott Walker's...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
Caption: GEO Guard at the Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma., Credit: Alex Stonehill
In 2004 a new detention center opened on the tideflats below downtown Tacoma. Owned and operated by a private corporation, it houses up to a thousa...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gabriela Cubillos prepares tamales in her home. , Credit: Eroyn Franklin
In our final segment, producer Jessica Partnow follows the story of one family living in immigration limbo in Auburn, Washington.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KISU, WAMC, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:32
  • Purchases: 5
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How people are finding the strength and situations that get them through economic hard times.

Bought by WVTF, KGNU, KZYX, WCAI / WNAN, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 14