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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents what they think the minimum wage should be.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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Are for-profit colleges and universities worth the money? Lilia Fuquen reports that according to a new study, for-profit colleges are not only cost...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Yesterday evening in Bloomington about 70 people attended a march and rally in solidarity with an international migrant strike. The event was held ...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 07:27
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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents whether employers should ask job applicants about their criminal histories.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
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Ramble on Pearl is a clothing retail boutique with an additional mission. They have an on-the-job employment training program for adults with devel...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
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This week's edition asks Bloomington residents what they think about teacher pay.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
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What is the future of work? Today, all of our careers are being transformed by big data, from how we find it, to how we collaborate with others, to...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 22:15
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Housing in Jackson is a problem for seasonal and low-income workers. But, increasingly, it’s also a problem for middle-income earners. Among them, ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:09
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Earlier this year, a majority of hourly employees at Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery signed up as members of Local 700 of the United Food and Com...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:55
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The unemployment rate in Indiana reached five percent this month, but the statistics don’t tell the whole story. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings u...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 09:41
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In this three-part episode of "Crosscurrents" KALW's Liza Veale looks into the Bay Area’s sex industry: it's advantages, it's complications, and it...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:46
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For teens in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Facebook’s presence goes beyond their digital lives. The teenagers in these towns are in the unique pos...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: Facebook's sign greets visitors at the original Menlo Park campus, Credit: Chris Hambrick
East Palo Alto is a small, new city -- it was only incorporated in 1983. Its residents are primarily low-income, and the population is mostly Afric...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: Sarah Rogers poses with her NUMMI-made car, a Toyota Tacoma named Goldie, Credit: Angela Johnston
When the NUMMI auto factory in Fremont closed five years ago, close to 5,000 people lost their jobs. An estimated 20,000 others were also out of w...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 28:37
Caption: Oakland High School
It’s 8:08am, the Friday before spring break, and under other circumstances Kathleen Byrnes would already be at work. “We would be in our classroom...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 08:26
Caption: Judith Haggard is one of two nurse practitioners at the Otto Bean Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. The clinic has no full-time doctor so Haggard works with a collaborating physician outside of the SEMO Health Network, which runs Otto Bean., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
The Missouri Bootheel is a region emblematic of the social and medical problems facing rural Missouri, and really, all of rural America. Life expec...

Bought by WAMC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Activists' tent outside City Hall, Credit: George Lavender
In downtown Los Angeles, activists have gone without food for two weeks. The women are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Today L-A Mayor...

  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:56
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Alyssa Arian has worked in San Francisco restaurants for a decade and, like most servers, she got into it for the tips. “Some nights you leave wit...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
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If you want to hire a worker in Oakland, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more these days. At the beginning of the month, Measure FF, overw...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:30
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Students and faculty rally for better pay in Greensboro NC

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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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 way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temp...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • 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
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It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee? From coffee farmers in Colombia to...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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At a full-service restaurant you know the drill. You eat your food, you get your bill, and then you calculate the tip. But not at Sous Beurre Kitch...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 09:06