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Caption: Clockmaker Ray Pavkov works in his shop, Credit: Patrick Skahill
One craftsman is disposing of our throwaway culture - one clock at a time.

Bought by WAMC and WILL

  • Added: Jun 10, 2010
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s been decades since the U.S. has had a powerful labor movement and recent efforts to revive it have mostly fallen flat. But there is hope for a...

Bought by KZYX

  • Added: Jun 08, 2010
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blacksmith Bill Scheer holds several crafted harpoon points, Credit: Patrick Skahill
Technology and a lack of demand changed blacksmithing into a specialized trade.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2010
  • Length: 03:05
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There are people in your life that you depend on every day. They know who you are. Do you know them? From Portland, Maine, this is the story of the...

Bought by WMPG

  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 1
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The nation's last sardine cannery in Gouldsboro, Maine closed its doors in April 2010. Lela Anderson worked at the cannery for fifty-four years.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2010
  • Length: 07:46
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A new survey disputes the claim that small business owners are as anti-union as their big business counterparts.

  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 03:51
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Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, delivers “The State of World Trade” at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday...

  • Added: May 27, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
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It was 40 years ago this month that Walter Reuther died, yet the auto workers' leader remains an important inspirational figure.

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 04:33
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We're paying too little attention to he workers who were seriously injured or killed in the explosion that spilled tons of oil into the Gulf of Mex...

  • Added: May 14, 2010
  • Length: 03:48
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Last march, Armas Yuhala trapped tons of the “rough fish” in the Mississippi near Cohasset. He sold them to fish markets in New York City.

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 10:43
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We'll also travel back in time and hear the story of a song. John Berquist of Eveleth has been telling stories and performing traditional music of ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 1
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A wooden bowl is also the tree, the saw and the sanding...everything we make is a story.

  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 02:48
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Is HOMEMADE always better? Our audience is filled with people who make their own beer, wine, bread, soap, kombucha, jam, pickles, clothing and ever...

  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 01:57:37
Caption: Rep. Sander Levin  (D-MI 12th), Credit: Peter Stepanek
Congressman Levin spoke at a Nationol Press Club Lunceon on Monday April 19th. The Chairman of the House Ways and Means committee discussed severa...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
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Former Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz, who died on April 24, was one of the greatest friends working people ever had.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:10
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John Berquist of Eveleth has been telling stories and performing traditional music of Scandanavian-Americans for almost 40 years. Here’s a story fr...

Bought by KFAI and WTIP

  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Haymarket riot
When you think of the first of May, consider how many hours you typically work in a day. That would be 8. But what seems so commonplace as to hard...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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It’s that time of year again! Time to clean out your JUNK DRAWERS! Tune in this Saturday to Between You and Me with Heidi Holtan from 10-noon J...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2010
  • Length: 02:00:28
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Youth Media Project's Audio Revolution tackles conspicuous consumerism with local organizations, as well as Taoist approach to dealing with holiday...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KMUN, KPVL, KDUR, and KUT

  • Added: Apr 24, 2010
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 5
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Workers Memorial Day on April 28 will honor the millions of men and women who've needlessly suffered and died because of workplace hazards.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2010
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: Charles Blackwell teaching at LightHouse for the Blind
Blind since a hiking accident in 1971, Charles Blackwell has not let his disability prevent him from becoming a vibrant visual artists. In this seg...

Bought by KUOW

  • Added: Apr 19, 2010
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Gene Kendzior tells his daughter, Jennifer, about his father, who died working in a coal mine in 1967.

Bought by KFOK-LP and KUOW

  • Added: Apr 13, 2010
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Many U.S. workers are being badly mistreated -- cheated -- by employers.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: WorkForce One is the employment agency that started the Summer Youth Program
In Ohio, about six billion dollars of federal stimulus money is helping everything from building bridges to keeping teachers in the classroom. Desp...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2010
  • Length: 03:29
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The libraries of Los Angeles might shut down in a few years, unless the people of the city rally and write letters, demanding they stay open. Plans...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2010
  • Length: 59:40