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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
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The docks of San Francisco and Durban, South Africa – two essential locations where a commitment to black internationalism and leftist politics spa...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Perry White III and Terry Wright
Percy White III tells his friend Terry Wright about his family’s time as sharecroppers on a Virginia farm.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas M. Shapiro
Income and wealth inequality is now a regular topic of conversation. The standard of living for most Americans’ since the Great Recession is either...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Willie Harris and Alex Brown remember the prejudice they faced as African American stuntmen while breaking into the film industry in the 1960s.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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: Yolanda, tamale vendor
There are ten thousand street vendors in New York City, that magnet for the world's poor and America's hopeful; some licensed and some not. Vendors...

  • Added: May 11, 2011
  • Length: 48:34
Caption: the Arcelor Mittal Steel Mill, East Chicago, IN.  Formerly Inland Steel, Credit: Ayana Contreras
Recorded by fellow retired steelworker Joe Gutierrez, and produced by Ayana Contreras, this piece was created for Vocalo.org in conjunction with Th...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2009
  • Length: 10:00
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Studs Terkel reads excerpts from Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle" in this history of African Americans in the packinghouse industry of Chicago.

Bought by KVSC, KFCF FM, Spokane Public Radio, XRAY.fm, KFAI and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:21
  • Purchases: 8
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Exploring the American dream through a homless shelter in Charleston and a lawyer in Baton Rouge

  • Added: Jun 04, 2007
  • Length: 24:59
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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