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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...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 15:58
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...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 30:26
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Rendered follows up with Etsy about some of the concerns sellers brought up about the company on our April episode and get an update on how the com...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 18:09
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All of us are on this planet because we were born. Still, for most of us, giving birth is so mysterious. Many people don’t really learn about what ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
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Who was your favorite teacher in high school? We all have that unforgettable teacher that sets us on our life’s trajectory. But most of the time we...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
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My brother Thomas recounts a diving accident he lived through early in his career as a commercial diver.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 08:51
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When you get into a taxi, you usually know where you are coming from, where you are going. But what about your taxi driver? This week we travel wit...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 29:02
Caption: Master mason Victor Ayala, Credit: CharlesMcGuigan
When he was just a boy, Victor Iyella whose family was struggling in Guadalajara crossed the Rio Bravo on his own, only to be taken back to Mexico....

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
Caption: The Jollimores raise mussels., Credit: Charles McGuigan
We return to Prince Edward Island where we’ll spend the next half hour with a father and daughter who produce what PEI has come to be known for the...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 27:06
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A warm, personal story about the lives and challenges of energy workers "behind the light switch."

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 16:49
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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
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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
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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 KHNS, XRAY.fm, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 12:21
  • Purchases: 4
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
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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
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Organizing the Maine Lobstering Union

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


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