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This barbershop built my character. I started off sweeping floors. I own the shop now.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Virginia State Penitentiary
The Virginia State Penitentiary in its early years was considered an extremely progressive prison. That didn't last long. Not long after it opened...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:05
Caption: Hardy and Patti Plyler, Credit: Charles McGuigan
this is the conclusion of The Scotch Bonnet Republic, Ocracoke Island, and how local fisherman saved their way of life.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 24:42
Caption: James Gaskil, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island is the Key West of the southeast. And where that notable Key claims the conch as its emblem, this remote island off North Carolina...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 27:26
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
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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 WCAI / WNAN, WHCP-LP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KGNU, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 53
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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, NPR Illinois, Troy Public Radio, KCPW, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Arminio Órtiz Pérez, Credit: Eilís O’Neill
Working on a dairy--especially a small dairy--is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, more dangerous even than construction. Over the pas...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 20:18
Caption: Coal miner Ronnie Johnson, with his lunchbox.
For decades, Ronnie Johnson woke up in the late afternoon, and fixed a lunch to bring with him 2,000 feet underground, as he worked all night in a ...

Bought by WMMT, KVLU, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 31:48
  • Purchases: 4
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When should a judge step aside? As more and more money floods into judicial elections across the nation, states are grappling with this question. P...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:36
Caption: Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong, Credit: Alice Wong
Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:33
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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
Caption: Detroit Garment Group Founder Karen Buscemi, Credit: Boswell
The Bonfires of Social Enterprise episode with Detroit fashion writer turned job maker and social enterprise entrepreneuer. Karen Buscemi is trying...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:08
Caption: Master mason Victor Ayala, Credit: CharlesMcGuigan
When he was just a boy, Victor Iyella whose family was struggling in Guadalajara crossed the Rio Bravo on his own, only to be taken back to Mexico....

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
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Mining in Minnesota has been going on for decades, but today, economic and environmental issues are raising important questions about the industry....

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
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The Pillsbury A Mill is a National Historic Landmark, and in the midst of a $150 million redevelopment project. But back in the 1800s, it was the b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: John, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Every day of the week John stands near the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Brook Road in Richmond, Virginia’s Northside. He holds a sign that reads: ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 27:05
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
Caption: Mike Notter of the Seattle bands Motopony and Hannalee cleans windows for a living, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Mike Notter (currently with the bands Motopony and Hannalee) used to be in a band with a bunch of other window washers (Shim). Back then, cleaning ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 16:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A deformed baby duck found at Kesterson NWR, Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
The internet has put whistleblowers in the public eye, and the government’s crosshairs. The world’s biggest institutions are running scared and cra...

Bought by WNJR and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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At USA Recycling in East LA, a two-story yellow crane smashes cars, refrigerators and stoves into neat piles of wreckage all day. The mistress of t...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:17
  • 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
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Julie Eaton is the captain of the Cat Sass. She spends 6 months of the year on the water, and is ready to haul in a union.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 2
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How do advertisers craft their messages to break through the clutter? Al Reid of Team One USA reveals some of the strategies that his creative tea...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2013
  • Length: 06:23