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Caption: john a. powell
Conspicuous climate disruption is here now. At the same time, a global super-elite of fossil fuel mega-billionaires has cinched a political strangl...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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: Professor Ed Hess
America is set to lose tens of millions of job in the next 15 years. Some of the best research today estimates that one half of all U.S. jobs will ...

Bought by KZYX and KCBX


  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jonathan D. Karmel
America’s workers are experiencing another setback in workplace safety. The Trump Administration is blocking a rule that requires most employers to...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Danny Glover
How can we manifest the world we want, and who we want to be? Actor-activist Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, former CEO of Green For All, s...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:31
Caption: Gar Alperovitz
How extreme is wealth disparity in the U.S.? Imagine every person in the economy walks by, in order of income from low to high, with heights propor...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 28:31
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Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfeld documents the pervasive and often subtle ways that successful black men – people like doctors, lawyers, and engine...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 12:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Sociologist Jake Rosenfeld discusses the growing wealth gap between rich and poor Americans, decreasing labor union membership, and considers what ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 13:42
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
Caption: Rebecca Vallas
“Just remember that what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not happening,” said the President of the United States this week to a group of v...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
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Best known for his path-breaking work on the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins, published in 1938, Trinidadian C.L.R. James was often at the c...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:05
Caption: Andrew Yang
According to a 2016 report by Business Insider magazine, three of the world’s largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots.

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Tom Kochan
America’s workforce and the economy are rapidly changing. As is the type of work we do. Flip that coin over and you’ll see that institutions and po...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • 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...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Food stamps, Social Security, and Medicaid are not the only, or even the largest, social welfare programs in America. Professor Suzanne Mettler rev...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 23:45
Caption: Professor Gordon Lafer
Americans may vote for polar opposite candidates … liberal or conservative. Their vote may express ideological differences. But, on principles and ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Development efforts in American cities often push out long-term residents and communities of color. Zeroing in on Baltimore, Professor Brandi Bless...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 22:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cedric de Leon
The “right to work.” The phrase sounds fair and equitable. After all, who shouldn’t have a right to work if they wish to? Twenty-six states now hav...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Lakey at Occupy Philly
The Scandinavian countries … Sweden, Norway and Denmark … boasts the world’s happiest, most productive people. They have equality, low unemployment...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dan Barry
In the winter of 2009, a social worker with the Iowa Department of Human Services, received an anonymous tip: A couple dozen disabled men were liv...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was a “whistleblower?” Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her inter...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Susan Eaton
Immigration. That’s a major hot button issue. In recent years, a handful of states have passed laws designed to make it easier to deport unauthor...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Runaway Inequity , Credit: Labor Institute Press
It’s become a critical fact of life in America: Runaway inequality.

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1