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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: Money Matters Award Winning Host Marc Cuniberti
This most talked about agreement, its secrecy, what is it? Who is for it? Why don't we know more about it? Hear it all here!~ Evergreen for Spring ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: The proposed site for the new development
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 WRIR and KVSC


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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If someone is known as “the jerk” at work, it’ll show up on their performance review, right? Not likely, say two management researchers. Lilia Fuq...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KPVL, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sketch of the design for the park, Credit: West Seattle Blog
A tour around a newly undergrounded reservoir with Mark Brands, the landscape architect who designed the park to be built above it.

Bought by KLCC


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rosa Robinson turns out cupcakes and other confections for Sweet Dreams Bake Shop, Credit: Sukey Lewis
Sky-high rents, Google buses and gentrification are all buzzwords around the Bay Area. But that is not the case in the city of Richmond. With unemp...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 05:59
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A single lie could cost a job – or a life – as it turned out for Eric Duncan, the Ebola “Patient Zero” in Texas. What if there was a way to accurat...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1
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WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by ...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:21
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Supporters of the unionization of employees of Bloomingfoods rallied in front of the West 6th outlet last Thursday. Around fifty people gathered la...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 09:10