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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
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BLEEP loved the city of his birth, the pearl of the west, Guadalajara, second largest city in Mexico. He wandered its streets as a boy visited the...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
  • Purchases: 1
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
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: 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
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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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The travels of the last milkman in Portland, Maine.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 06:05
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Entering her 19th year as a truck driver, Debbie Seelow is no burly man, but rather a self-described "grandma who loves to knit and crochet".

Bought by WABE, KZYX, WNIJ, WAMC, KRUA and more


  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 7
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If you take a bus ride this holiday season, it's probably just to get where you need to go. But when Kath Weston travels on buses, it's usually pa...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
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A 21-year-old woman describes the difficulty of paying the bills while working at a deli and Wendy's. What do the candidates have to say about that?

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Aug 28, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Day Job is a look at how (Seattle) musicians pay the rent.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2008
  • Length: 04:10
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After 60 years in business, Moosehead Manufacturing Company is closing up shop because of overseas competition.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 1
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As a maintenance man at The Waynflete School and a working writer, Michael Macklin?s world is filled with sawdust, kids, and poetry.

Bought by HowSound


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 06:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Somali taxi drivers in Portland Maine sit with their frustrations, hopes, and memories.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: May 24, 2006
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Step out onto the Barter's Island Bridge as Duane and Dwight Lewis run around in circles opening the bridge for passing boats.

Bought by SALTcast Podcast


  • Added: Jan 12, 2006
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim Leo has been driving in circles for eighteen years but he?s not dizzy yet. Producer Dylan Merriam takes us out on the ice with an experienced Z...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 12, 2006
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Visit with two female WWII Liberty Ship welders from South Portland, Maine.

Bought by KFAI, WNPR, Yellowstone Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2005
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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The memory of my father inspires our search for working non-voters in Carolina.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2004
  • Length: 05:40