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Caption: Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims are ready to retire, but won't slow down.
Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims have seen plenty in their 40+ years driving for UPS. When Millican started with UPS, the company was so new that ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:38
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Audio essay bringing the current summer-long Market Basket situation back to the basics.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: Ken Winkes, Host of We Do The Work
Comments: > Spaniards have just said NO to privatizing healthcare. > The big squeeze is on and the middle class is feeling it. > Conservatives s...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 28:15
Caption: Olivia Fite (left) and her mother Barbara Moore.
Barbara Moore (R) tells her daughter, Olivia Fite (L), about becoming a bricklayer in the...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Organizing the Maine Lobstering Union

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Even though the whole “green” theme fad is becoming obnoxious, we’re happy to say that it certainly seems like the “sustainability” trend is here t...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 22:51
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San Franciscans love to garden, but a backyard is hard to come by if you live in an apartment. And the 36 city-operated community gardens have wait...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:25
Caption: Stan Sorscher, SPEEA Representative
Stan Sorscher, Labor Representative for SPEEA Local 2001, Part 2 Interview: Stan, Labor Representative for the Society of Professional Engineerin...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 28:13
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Doctors and dietitians recommend that we eat more fruits and vegetables for better health. But do you know who harvests our produce, and under what...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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Tragic incidents in Bangladesh brought the issue of labor rights to the global stage once again. What are some new approaches to keeping factory wo...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 21:14
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Every day, Teodoro Cuevas dresses in his black flared pants with silver buttons down the side. He sits against a tree across from the bustling sub...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:11
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Amy Brooks serves Jewish favorites (matzoh ball soup, pastrami, you name it) in a historic LA deli.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:59
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Willie Sanchez sells flowers in bulk in downtown LA.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:58
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A stripper nicknamed "Venus" dances during the breakfast shift in Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:27
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Rich Sutton is an overnight security guard at a car impound lot in Los Angeles.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:53
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Frank Ponce de Leon is a longshoreman at the Port of Los Angeles.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:02
Caption: Stan Sorscher, SPEEA Representative
Interview: Stan talks about what trade agreements are really about—the power to divide the profits—and then explains the changes in the power relat...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 27:50
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...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 12
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Americans work 137 more hours per year than the Japanese, and almost 500 more than the French. How can we stay motivated for our long hours at work...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1