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Caption: Veronica Volk/WXXI News, Credit: Akin Johnson holds his credential during the East High School commencement in June 2017.
In recent years, there has been a push to get people with disabilities into the general workforce. But despite these initiatives, some students who...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:20
Caption: Kelley Connors, Credit: Design Your Next
GUESTS Include: Kelley Connors, Founder and Guide of Design The Second Half Of Your Life and Ernie Thomas, Island Everyman

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:27
Caption: Guilford County fourth grade math teacher Diana Watson scopes out the shelves of donated markers and highlighters at the Guilford County Teacher Supply Warehouse., Credit: Jess Clark, WUNC
Recent national surveys from the National School Supply and Equipment Association show teachers spend an average of $500 to nearly $1,000 a year ou...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: Police arrested 14 educators who refused to leave the intersection., Credit: Jess Clark, WUNC
Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Raleigh to demand increased funding for public schools and expanded Medicaid. Police arrested fourteen te...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: :40
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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents what they think the minimum wage should be.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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Are for-profit colleges and universities worth the money? Lilia Fuquen reports that according to a new study, for-profit colleges are not only cost...

Bought by KENW and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Yesterday evening in Bloomington about 70 people attended a march and rally in solidarity with an international migrant strike. The event was held ...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:27
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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents whether employers should ask job applicants about their criminal histories.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
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Ramble on Pearl is a clothing retail boutique with an additional mission. They have an on-the-job employment training program for adults with devel...

Bought by KSFR

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents what they think about teacher pay.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
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What is the future of work? Today, all of our careers are being transformed by big data, from how we find it, to how we collaborate with others, to...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 22:15
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Housing in Jackson is a problem for seasonal and low-income workers. But, increasingly, it’s also a problem for middle-income earners. Among them, ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:09
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Earlier this year, a majority of hourly employees at Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery signed up as members of Local 700 of the United Food and Com...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:55
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The unemployment rate in Indiana reached five percent this month, but the statistics don’t tell the whole story. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings u...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 09:41
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In this three-part episode of "Crosscurrents" KALW's Liza Veale looks into the Bay Area’s sex industry: it's advantages, it's complications, and it...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:46
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For teens in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Facebook’s presence goes beyond their digital lives. The teenagers in these towns are in the unique pos...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: Facebook's sign greets visitors at the original Menlo Park campus, Credit: Chris Hambrick
East Palo Alto is a small, new city -- it was only incorporated in 1983. Its residents are primarily low-income, and the population is mostly Afric...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: Sarah Rogers poses with her NUMMI-made car, a Toyota Tacoma named Goldie, Credit: Angela Johnston
When the NUMMI auto factory in Fremont closed five years ago, close to 5,000 people lost their jobs. An estimated 20,000 others were also out of w...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 28:37
Caption: Oakland High School
It’s 8:08am, the Friday before spring break, and under other circumstances Kathleen Byrnes would already be at work. “We would be in our classroom...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 08:26
Caption: Judith Haggard is one of two nurse practitioners at the Otto Bean Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. The clinic has no full-time doctor so Haggard works with a collaborating physician outside of the SEMO Health Network, which runs Otto Bean., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
The Missouri Bootheel is a region emblematic of the social and medical problems facing rural Missouri, and really, all of rural America. Life expec...

Bought by WAMC and WABE

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Activists' tent outside City Hall, Credit: George Lavender
In downtown Los Angeles, activists have gone without food for two weeks. The women are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Today L-A Mayor...

  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:56
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Alyssa Arian has worked in San Francisco restaurants for a decade and, like most servers, she got into it for the tips. “Some nights you leave wit...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: The proposed site for the new development
If you want to hire a worker in Oakland, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more these days. At the beginning of the month, Measure FF, overw...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:30
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Students and faculty rally for better pay in Greensboro NC

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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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