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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...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
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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...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
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If you pay close attention to the contestants on the gameshow Jeopardy, you might notice a rising, questioning tone in their voices. Especially whe...

Bought by WMNF, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KVSC, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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If you pay close attention to the contestants on the gameshow Jeopardy, you might notice a rising, questioning tone in their voices. Especially whe...

Bought by WTJU and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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How much do you know about the living conditions and wages of the people who pick, process and prepare your food? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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Why is it that white men in America are paid more—on average—than women and people of color in every single state? We dig into the realities behind...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 31:55
Caption: Gary Kanter and Mike Dumovich
Mike Dumovich and Gary Kanter, Their Original Songs Interview/Songs: Mike and Gary, hosts of We Do The Work, play some of their original songs and ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:17
Caption: Rosalinda Guillen, Ex Dir Community to Community
Interview: Rosalinda explains in detail why the Skagit County Farm Workers decided to organize and describes Community to Community’s role in thei...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2014
  • Length: 27:40
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Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:04
Caption: Natasha Wynn high-fives her daughter, Robin., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
A single mom working a fast-food job aims high.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brushawn Fletcher at Green City Growers., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
An ex-felon and former car salesman works two jobs to rebuild his life and hopefully some day reunite with his daughter.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:03
Caption: Bridget Gibbons and her belongings., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
When you think of someone who's part of America's "working poor", you may picture a high school or college dropout. It's generally assumed that th...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1