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In California, there are hundreds if not thousands of people practicing criminal law though they’ve never passed a bar exam. They don’t wear suits....

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 14:10
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The only known image of Mad Genius
Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "Amend The Constitution!" Meet James Christophersen, a conse...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:23
Caption: Immigration Reform Rally 2010, Credit: Anuska Sampedro
Under President Obama more than 1 million people have been deported from the United States. Immigration officials claim that many of those being d...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 30:00
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Juries have a little known power that allows them to ignore the law and vote with their own instincts. This piece explores how juries have used tha...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, WJCT, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 11:47
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Occupy Maine encampment in Portland's Lincoln Park., Credit: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://katrinaherzogphotography.com/" target="_blank">Katrina Herzog</a>, courtesy of the Salt archives.
Dispatches from Occupy Maine's consensus process.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2012
  • Length: 07:12
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Through the voices of mental health care consumers/activists, this story briefly explores some of the impacts of, and responses to, the closing of...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2012
  • Length: 21:19
Caption: Job Creators, Credit: Brad Kayal
It began with an on-air rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli. It became a major political movement, with elected representatives on Capitol Hill....

  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Because of historically cheap energy rates and lots of poorly insulated housing, Kentuckians’ average home electricity use is one of the highest in...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2012
  • Length: 12:49
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Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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This second installment in the series titled Bringing Down the New Jim Crow features the first ever dialog between legal scholar Michelle Alexander...

Bought by KGNU, KFOK-LPFM, and KUMD


  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The United States imprisons more people than any other country. In California a new policy called ‘realignment’ aims to reduce the number of peopl...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: 2011 NYC Pride Parade, Credit: Cassidy Lerman
While walking with the Israeli delegation in the 2011 NYC Pride Parade I captured reactions from the crowd and others in the march about why they a...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2012
  • Length: 08:32
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The outer bounds of the right to free speech, on this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter. How does the law tolerate speech that calls for lawlessness?

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 3
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December 2011: a hundred Occupy protesters have been camping out in the centre of London's financial district for 2 months. Who are they? Do they a...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Mar 28, 2012
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Documentary about the future Interstate 69, presenting various sides of the issue and explaining the complications that INDOT has faced in its atte...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2012
  • Length: 58:22
Caption: Marty Whiteman found himself in a struggle with Chesapeake Energy, which leased the gas under his farm. , Credit: Reid R. Frazier
What happens when your land sits on top of a rich natural gas deposit, but you don't own the mineral rights. In Wetzel County, West Virginia, many ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: Bill Moyers, Credit: Moyers & Company
For years, high-ranking administration officials have spun through the revolving door between the White House and American big business. But how ha...

Bought by WMNF, WRNC-LP, WGCU, KUOW, WRIR and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 15
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This documentary views Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" through the lens of California's ma...

Bought by KGNU, 90.5 WSNC, KFOK-LPFM, KUMD, and WZEN.org


  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of impr...

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: www.theciviccommons.com
When it comes to public comment periods, school board and city council meetings are just plain weird.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Veterans Join Occupy Wall Street, Credit: Iraq Veterans Against War
On this edition, we bring you the voices of Veterans from Occupy Wall Street and a special report on veterans returning home from war and the strug...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kieran Riley, a local farmer, will have his own radio show on WGXC.
A community in upstate New York gathers together to build a radio station, by hand, in a weekend.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 35:34
Caption: U.S. soldier at Tahwilla, Iraq in 2008., Credit: U.S. Army
Was mainstream media in cahoots with government forces in the lead up to the Iraq War? In his film, “The War You Don’t See,” Australian journalis...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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A short story from a Egyptian perspective who lives in The USA and visited his parents in Egypt just before The Revolution on January 25, 2011.

  • Added: May 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: THE AVERAGE JOE MAKES A POINT
The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Citizens United case, in which activist "conservative" judges took it upon themselves to grant corporati...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 04:59