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We learn about the Chicago Community Bond Fund, a group that bails people out of Chicago's Cook County Jail and strives to end pretrial detention....

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:31
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A quick biopic on the life of Tom Landry with a focus on his finest season.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:24
Caption: Arminio Órtiz Pérez, Credit: Eilís O’Neill
Working on a dairy--especially a small dairy--is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, more dangerous even than construction. Over the pas...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 20:18
Caption: J.B. Gaskill, Credit: Charles McGuigan
On the Scotch Bonnet Republic islanders have called this place home since before the American Revolution. They are independent and had always made...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 24:37
Caption: Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island, the Key West of the mid-Atlantic, is shaped like a harpoon with the village at its southern extremity, the barbed tip, Ocracoke is...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Coal miner Ronnie Johnson, with his lunchbox.
For decades, Ronnie Johnson woke up in the late afternoon, and fixed a lunch to bring with him 2,000 feet underground, as he worked all night in a ...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 31:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ye Must Be Born Again, Credit: Roger May
Is this post-industrial town dying, or being born again? Drawing from 300 years of labor and women’s history, the writing of novelist Mary Lee Sett...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Two lives, two philosophies, and a History Channel special collide as a relationship is forged with Iron Age techniques.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 09:24
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Lee Miller is a bootmaker with a storied history, carrying on the traditions and techniques of the best bootmakers anywhere in the world.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:03
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Wendy Oxenhorn says "musicians and their records have saved our lives time and time again. We owe them the services they need to age well."

Bought by KBEM


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • 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
Caption: Mom and Uncle Harodl, Credit: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Most often family members are the ones that step up and provide care when a parent or loved one needs it. According to the Family Caregiver Allianc...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong, Credit: Alice Wong
Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:33
Caption: Alana Theriault, disability benefits counselor in Berkeley, California and Alice Wong, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Credit: Alice Wong
Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the n...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cocoa Farmers
Philip Armand ruins a cup of hot cocoa and realizes his mad, sweaty, sloppy rushing is no longer working.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:02
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Low paid workers tell the story of the “Fight for 15,” the exploding nationwide movement for fair wages.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Man with a rake and drying shrimp, Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
This episode of TriPod tells the story of one man’s family business, part of the Chinese immigrant community, that helped build New Orleans.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:30
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This is the story of Springdale, Arkansas, and how chicken transformed a once-sleepy rural town into the most ethnically diverse city in the state—...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 21:15
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of Wish We Were Here, we tell the remarkable story of Bishop Castle--an incredible piece of folk architecture that is likely one of...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:08
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In 2002, retired FBI and CIA investigator Charlie Hess began writing letters Robert Charles Browne, a convicted murderer who claimed to have killed...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:18
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On April 20th, 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:45
Caption: Woman waiting to cross the border into Morocco carrying imported goods from Spain , Credit: Thalia Beaty and Maggy Donaldson
Millions of people around the world work in jobs that aren’t formally recognized or afforded legal protections typical of wage earning jobs. On thi...

Bought by WCPN, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Do you know how we got Labor Day? Winston Smith's torture has begun, and Kim Davis' arrest is ordered by the Supreme Court

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:34:32
Caption: Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt, honored guest at a racially integrated Valentine's Day party marking the opening of a new chapter of United Federal Labor in then-segregated Washington, D.C., Credit: Joseph A. Horne via Library of Congress, 1944
A conversation with Andrew Revkin, who's best known as a longtime New York Times environmental journalist but is also a songwriter and was for 20 y...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 15:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A pirate and his bird, Credit: Lu Olkowski
In this installment of CARGOLAND, Lu Olkowski meets one man who embodies the spirit of the fast-fading waterfront. Morning sunlight streams through...

Bought by WRPI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 30:26
  • Purchases: 2