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Plans for a new, seven-story Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Bloomington have drawn questions and criticism since they were announced this summer and...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 09:32
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Big-rig driver Boyd Applegate tells his sister, Rhonda Dixon, about volunteering at the polls nearly every Election Day for 20 years.

Bought by WEZU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Raising the minimum wage should be a key post-election priority.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2012
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Patti and Hardy Plyler, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island North Carolina is the Key West of the mid-Atlantic. It's far removed from the mainland and the Outer Banks, surrounded by water, on...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 28:03
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Factories closed; unions ignored; the Tramp asks, ‘What’s Next’? Chaplin previews a world beyond the factory and unionism where one’s identity is ...

Bought by WRIR, WRPI, KREV-LP, Spokane Public Radio, WRIR and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 53:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Commentary: Labor faces its greatest election challenge in California.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 02:41
Caption: Transportation of goods in Guaymas relies on freight trains and cargo ships., Credit: Peter O'Dowd
As the final installment on our series NAFTA 20 YEARS LATER, Peter O'Dowd looks at the challenges facing border states who want to benefit from the...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 04:07
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A documentary on Adrian Chi Tenney, a female professional driver in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 07:12
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Old Skool Café is a 1940s-themed jazz supperclub, run by at-risk youth. They cook homemade food, serve it to all guests, and perform their music, d...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2012
  • Length: 07:56
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Repealing the union-crippling Taft-Hartley Act should have been a prime issue throughout the election campaign.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 03:13
Caption: Gary Bentley with his daughter Lily
Since January, thousands of coal miners have been laid off in Central Appalachia. We’ve heard a lot of opinions about the causes of this decline a...

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 11:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kyle, Sam, and Ed on deck during a loading operation in South Chicago
Narrative sound-rich documentary about life aboard a cargo ship on the Great Lakes, told from the perspective of Kyle, the newbie on board.

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 11:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash influenced his teaching.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dov Seidman, Credit: Jeff Minton
Host Phalana Tiller talks with Dov Seidman, the author of How, and Paul Green, Jr. of the Morning Star Company.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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Commentary: John Steinbeck was a great champion of farm labor.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 02:56
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What does a woman do when her husband and four children all die of yellow fever and her dressmaking workshop burns to the ground? She becomes an in...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2012
  • Length: 02:14
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Dolores Huerta left her teaching job as a young woman to commit herself to working in the struggle for equal rights

  • Added: Oct 08, 2012
  • Length: 02:14
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Commentary: Although we're recovering from the Great Recession, most of the new jobs are low-paying, non-union jobs.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2012
  • Length: 03:01
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Jacob Albee was supposed to be a raptor biologist, living in a tent, studying exotic birds. Somehow, he ended up becoming a designer jeweler, makin...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Kevin Van Kanegan worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 27 years before being fired during the 2010 Illinois state budget crisis. He ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 03:28
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Stephanie and James worked together at the University of Illinois at Chicago before they both found out that they were going to be fired.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Commentary: The great health hazards facing tobacco harvesters are being largely ignored.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:36
Caption: Matt Hall is a brewer at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia., Credit: Alex Lewis
Many people love beer, but few really know what goes into making the stuff. Matt Hall - a brewer at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia, PA - dispels a ...

Bought by KLCC, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Laphonza Butler
Host Phalana Tiller talks with Princeton economist Henry Farber and Laphonza Butler, the president of the SEIU's United Long Term Care Workers' Union.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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John Thornberg is a poet living in Chisago City, Minnesota. He is a member of the Jackpine Writer's Group of Park Rapids, and the Mulberry Street P...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2012
  • Length: 01:52