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Benefits can be hard to come by in the music business. So where do people turn in emergencies? In 1989 the Recording Academy created the MusiCares ...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 53:45
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
Caption: The railworker's motel-on-wheels Camp Car is on the siding
From mining to manufacturing, housework to ranching, hear the factual history and realities of American labor, wages, employment, progress, quitti...

Bought by KMSU, WNMU-FM, WRFA-LP, KUHF, KPIK-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:08
  • Purchases: 57
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We begin this show playing recent bluegrass. The Gem of Bluegrass takes a look at bluegrass music and social class, and the Gem sets the tone for t...

Bought by WOUB, Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920, KRZA, KUCB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
American ethos is that we’re all equal. We’re all middle class. But we know that there’s them’s that’s got. And them’s that not. In the old folk mu...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 07:33
Caption: Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper - Violinmaker and fiddle player (Portland, ME)

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: OPhil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
The old bluegrass comes from people who did hard, manual labor such as mining coal and farming. In bluegrass songs you hear about the danger of the...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WAMU, and Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920


  • Added: Aug 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 4
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John Berquist of Eveleth has been telling stories and performing traditional music of Scandanavian-Americans for almost 40 years. Here’s a story fr...

Bought by KFAI and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Linn Roath at work, Credit: Michael Lee
This is an audio portrait of piano tuner Linn Roath.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2010
  • Length: 03:59
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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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The musicians Union will organize a march on Aug. 26 to address many of the issues facing working musicians in New Orleans

  • Added: Aug 27, 2007
  • Length: 08:20