We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

PRX - Pieces for Topic: Labor Atom Feed

Can't find it? Try Advanced Search
View by:

262 results


Piece image
A warm, personal story about the lives and challenges of energy workers "behind the light switch."

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 16:49
Piece image
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
Piece image
The Pillsbury A Mill is a National Historic Landmark, and in the midst of a $150 million redevelopment project. But back in the 1800s, it was the b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: John, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Every day of the week John stands near the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Brook Road in Richmond, Virginia’s Northside. He holds a sign that reads: ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 27:05
Caption: Dubi tending to his water buffalo.
Dubi Ayalon, a retired IDF lieutenant-colonel, traded a life as a school principal in Israel for a life of raising and miking water buffalo in rura...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 17:03
Caption: The outdoor observation deck on the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, MN., Credit: Noel Clark
The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Samaj examines his painting. It is part of his new series, called Entry/Dropline.
An artist living in Seattle has just had to move for the fifth time in four years. As he gets older it's becoming harder and harder for him to expo...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
Caption: Biohackers grow their own ink from soil-dwelling bacteria., Credit: La Paillasse
What does it mean to live in a world where biotech is done for and by the people? How long might it be until we are all growing our own ink, laund...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
In this short piece, students decide to talk about their neighborhood and interview folks at a nearby flea market, where they run into other studen...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:14
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 Thunderbolt Kid
As a rude waiter, how should you know when you’ve gone too far?

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 11:19
Caption: Studs Terkel
In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country interviewing people about their jobs. Studs recorded more th...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 12:21
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A deformed baby duck found at Kesterson NWR, Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
The internet has put whistleblowers in the public eye, and the government’s crosshairs. The world’s biggest institutions are running scared and cra...

Bought by WNJR and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
How safe your children are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the...

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Organizing the Maine Lobstering Union

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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...

Bought by WNIJ, WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, WORT, Iowa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 16
Piece image
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
Piece image
A conversational profile of Cesar Chavez featuring his United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Chavez scholar Jose-Antonio Orosco and Texas ...

Bought by KAWC, KAZU, Capital Public Radio, XRAY.fm, KPVL and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
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