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Caption: Mystick Krewe of Comus, 1933 Parade, Credit:  The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection / The Historic New Orleans Collection
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a retrospective look at Mardi Gras, and the year that carnival took place in the dark. Hear the TriPod Xtra...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 12:02
Caption: Krewe of Cynthius, 1948 Parade, Flambeau Carriers. , Credit:  The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection / The Historic New Orleans Collection
Tripod Xtras feature one on one interviews with special guests. This week’s TriPod episode focuses on Mardi Gras 1946 and the strike of the flambea...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 23:25
Caption: Kelley Connors, Credit: Design Your Next
GUESTS Include: Kelley Connors, Founder and Guide of Design The Second Half Of Your Life and Ernie Thomas, Island Everyman

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:27
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I repossess autos, boats, motorcycles, things of that nature. It’s rough. I’m just the messenger.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by KUER, WVPE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, WORT and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Clean Up Man at Bergie’s Seafood from the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s exhibition, “Working Waterfront: Photographic Portraits”. 2009. New Bedford. Photo by Phil Mello.
Phil Mello has been photographing New Bedford’s working waterfront for over 40 years. He started as an amateur, documenting the inner world of the ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Sharon Griggins was 17 years old and working for Illinois Bell as a telephone operator when she was interviewed by Studs Terkel. For a job that req...

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 2
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When he was first interviewed by Studs Terkel in 1971, jockey Eddie Arroyo had been racing for 6 years. He said it was the hardest and most dangero...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Studs Terkel interviews a gravedigger in 1972 for his book "Working."

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Studs Terkel interviews Al Pommier, aka 'One Swing Al', a parking lot attendant in Chicago, Illinois. This story aired as part of a week long serie...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel interviews a female advertising executive in the 1970's for his book "Working."

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 03:19
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Despite strict rules that you can't illicitly sell things outside of Jazz Fest, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the festival gates...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:40
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Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistr...

Bought by KCPW and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This one-hour documentary tells, with first-hand accounts, the dramatic story of the strike at Fraser Paper Company in Madawaska, Maine in 1971. In...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
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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 GCR (Global Community Radio) and KBEM


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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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