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Caption: by the Southern Environmental Law Center
An elderly couple steps up to defend their farm and neighbors when pipeline developers won’t back down from a risky, environmentally damaging proje...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:53
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In the 1970’s, a series of laws ushered in a so-called “sunshine era” of government transparency. A new book examines the dark side of the Sunshine...

Bought by KENW, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 3
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When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Home prices are higher than ever before in the Bay Area. So it begs the question: are we in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland, Credit: Todd Whitney
For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city street...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: "With Wind," an instillation at Alcatraz by the Chinese dissident, Ai Weiwei, Credit: Sandhya Dirks
Ai WeiWei has been under house arrest in Beijing since 2011, but that has not stopped him from making work internationally. He just opened a massiv...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 2
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San Francisco has some of the country’s highest reports of human trafficking. It’s one of the top 10 cities in the U.S where trafficking is the worst.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Bay Area Bike Share station in front of San Francisco City Hall, Credit: Isabel Angell
The success of Bay Area Bike Share depends on one place: downtown San Francisco. Back in August, the program. made a well-calculated gamble and stu...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:24
Caption: Ricardo Orozco, Area 3 Captain, OPD, Credit: Oakland Police Department
Oakland Police Captain Ricardo Orozco says he’s living his dream of being a cop. “Ever since I was a small boy, the show that I always liked to wa...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 16:20
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When people get into trouble with the law, they normally don’t have a chance to have a conversation with their victims. To explain what happened. H...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Parker reviewing his energy bill, Credit: Laura Flynn
You might have heard about CleanPowerSF. It’s a program that would allow San Franciscans to choose where their electricity comes from. This model o...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:39
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The last decade has seen more than a hundred officer-involved shootings – 39 of them fatal. When one of those shootings happens, OPD’s Internal Aff...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2013
  • Length: 08:12
Caption: A Chesapeake Energy rig in Carroll County, Ohio, where fracking is taking place in Amish communities. , Credit: Reid R. Frazier
In Ohio, some of the best pockets of oil and gas in the East run right under Amish country. Reid Frazier found the drilling boom is confronting the...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:37
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For the past twenty years, Shepherd's Clinic in Baltimore has provided comprehensive health care to the uninsured -- without any government funding...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 30, 2012
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Under CC license from danisabella. http://www.flickr.com/photos/danisabella/3333828643/
Take a quick look around while on Muni, BART, or AC Transit, and you’ll notice that a lot of the people who depend on public transit are seniors. B...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 31, 2011
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Demonstrators in Redwood City march through the downtown district in support of criminal rehabilitation. , Credit: Nicole Jones
As realignment is becoming a reality in California, counties are scrambling to put together plans to deal with thousands of new offenders who will ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2011
  • Length: 05:18
Caption: Some formerly displaced residents of redevelopment in the '60s and '70s will have an opportunity to move into Fillmore Park., Credit: Adelaide Chen
It’s no secret that San Francisco is an expensive place to live. Take renting an apartment, for instance. On average, a San Francisco tenant pays ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2011
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. , Credit: Matt Preusch
California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surpris...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Coal miner, Larry Myer., Credit: Kimberly Paynter
Coal produces nearly half the electricity in the U.S., but the mercury, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide it emits also make it one of the most con...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Taking measurements during carbon storage project in Canton, Ohio., Credit: Courtesy ODNR
Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal i...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Tony Lanz (left) and Noel Yakubu (right) suit up for work at EPA lead remediation site, Credit: Callie Shanafelt
The city of Oakland has received more than $140 million in stimulus money over the past three years for workforce development and energy efficiency...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 08:43
Caption: Frankie Fardella, a former drug offender, lobbies to lift the lifetime ban that makes drug felons ineligible for food stamps
You may have heard by now that California’s prisons are overcrowded. Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California must decrease its priso...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: E-waste circuit boards, Credit: QUEST
Every year, Americans throw away more than 300 million outdated lap tops, cell phones, printers, broken computer monitors and old television sets. ...

Bought by KSRQ, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bioplastic packaging, Credit: QUEST
Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz ketchup have determined that plastic made from plants — not oil — makes sense both for the environment a...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: City recycling worker, Credit: QUEST
Until very recently Philadelphians recycled a dismal five-percent of their trash. But all that began to change a few years ago when the city steppe...

Bought by WAMC and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 2