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Behind drawn shades in a brightly lit room downtown, dispatchers for the Los Angeles Police Department answer 9-1-1 calls and send officers to thei...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:46
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Eva fled to the U.S. from El Salvador’s civil war more than 20 years ago. Since then, she’s cared for 11 kids – and mastered emotional calculus of ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
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At USA Recycling in East LA, a two-story yellow crane smashes cars, refrigerators and stoves into neat piles of wreckage all day. The mistress of t...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:17
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In car-choked LA, riding the bus is a sign that you can’t afford your own wheels. But Joshua Salazar's overnight routes are often full of people be...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:58
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As dawn breaks, birds serenade Eric Jones, who crosses a church parking lot in his baggy jeans, jangling an oversized key ring. The plastic wheels ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: Eric Jones works as a custodian at LA's New Hope Baptist Church., Credit: Jerome Campbell
In this special report, twelve workers who might otherwise go unnoticed – including a stripper, deli waitress, bus driver, metal scrapper and bathr...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
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From patrolling the streets of Sunset Boulevard to infiltrating prostitution rings, this female police officer has seen it all. Patty Corso’s persp...

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
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A conversational profile of Cesar Chavez featuring his United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Chavez scholar Jose-Antonio Orosco and Texas ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KUOW

  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, th...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 09:01
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At Old Sturbridge Village, a rotating cast of men and women don period clothes while performing 19th century roles for the public. Emily Kwong take...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
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This is a story of one city, one global company, one mother and one American dream.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 24:58
Caption: A truck in Harlan, Ky., proclaims its support for coal and coal miners., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL
Coal is embedded into the culture and image of Eastern Kentucky, but the industry is declining in the region. And it's declining permanently. The c...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 18:17
Caption: Toby and Jackie, Credit: Molly Haley
Thirteen year old Toby Choyt of Maine meets a retired lobsterman on Portland's historic Widgery Wharf and tells his story.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: Your new favorite podcast.
On December 5, 2013, fast food workers across the country walked out on a one-day strike, demanding fairer wages. But what's really at stake? The G...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 06:08
Caption: Magnus Walker's Porsche Garage, Credit: Karl Biggs
Being passionate about all things Porsche, Magnus Walker is giving a new interpretation to the classic Porsche 911’s of the 60’s and 70’s. Magnus’s...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 05:46
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Chi-town manufacturing hasn’t disappeared, you just have to know where to look for it.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Aug 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: My Sign and I
Farmers in upstate New York enter a confession booth (ahem, van) and give anonymous answers to probing questions. Produced for WIOX "The Farm Hou...

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Julie Eaton is the captain of the Cat Sass. She spends 6 months of the year on the water, and is ready to haul in a union.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix

  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Luis & Luisa Quintero of Luis' Tacqueria in Woodburn, OR, Credit:  Photo by Richard Jensen
Throughout the West, historic discriminatory laws have excluded people of color from settling and owning property. Because of that, many Western st...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: A golf cart for towing golf carts, Credit: Alex Ward
Golf carts are the primary vehicles for residents in Avalon, CA. This is about the guys that make them go.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Jun 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Karl Emil Nygard
During the past year, Northern Community Radio has been running a mini-series produced by Britt Aamodt focusing on Minnesota Finns. In this segment...

Bought by KSRQ and KFAI

  • Added: Jun 18, 2013
  • Length: 10:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chip Koser in his workshop.
Chip Koser of Mashpee is a professionally trained chef who’s worked in a number of famous restaurants. But in recent years Chip has been spending l...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: May 31, 2013
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Rachel comes full-circle. She goes from being a college student to be a stripper and then back to starting all over again.

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 18:57
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We all know how sweet it is when our appetites are satisfied, but what's it like to be a satiator?

  • Added: May 10, 2013
  • Length: 02:53