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Labor and Democratic Party leaders worry that labor's rank and file may not provide Democratic candidates the support they'll need in November's el...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2010
  • Length: 03:05
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As a new federal report shows,unionized workers not only earn more than non-union workers, but also have much better benefits.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: Lekh Ram weighing newspapers at his shop in Ambala, India. , Credit: Photo by Michael Beebe
Throughout the world it’s sometimes surprising to find people still doing jobs that disappeared in wealthy countries centuries ago. One example: ra...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: The finest hats are woven of straw that is so thin and fine it looks like linen. , Credit: Photo by Andi McDaniel
Some of the finest straw hats in the world come from Ecuador. The best sell for hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Most of that money goes to hat...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 05:51
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Arizona’s new immigration law has focused attention on immigration once again. Since debate on the controversial law began, there have been report...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 05:31
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From "State of Privilege" 7/30/2010: War News Radio investigates the 2006 kidnapping of Ammar Al-Saffar, an Iraqi deputy minister of Health.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: 08:06
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Farm worker advocates have lost a major battle to grant the highly exploited workers the legal right to overtime pay that most other workers have.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: 04:50
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The number of serious on-the-job accidents this year have made very clear the need for expanded and tightened government safety regulations.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2010
  • Length: 05:09
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Union organizers Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings were the victims of one of the most outrageous frameups in U.S. history.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2010
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: CCC Tree Planting Crew, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
In this first installment of "The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps," WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the beginnings of the CCC.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2010
  • Length: 11:06
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Congress is only adding to our economic problems by refusing extra aid to the unemployed and to states faced with having to lay off many vital publ...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: Joe Carlson, Credit: Carah Thomas
"Behind the Work" is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community. It is not o...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KFAI,, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 4
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The wealth gap between African-American and white workers has been growing steadily even as the wage gap has been shrinking.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2010
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: Baghdad's traffic, Credit: Photo courtesy of AFP
News and features on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Jun 25, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
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A Catholic scholars group says opposing unions is a mortal sin.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 03:28
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  • Added: Jun 18, 2010
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: GEO Guard at the Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma., Credit: Alex Stonehill
In 2004 a new detention center opened on the tideflats below downtown Tacoma. Owned and operated by a private corporation, it houses up to a thousa...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gabriela Cubillos prepares tamales in her home. , Credit: Eroyn Franklin
In our final segment, producer Jessica Partnow follows the story of one family living in immigration limbo in Auburn, Washington.

Bought by, KISU, WAMC, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:32
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ali Jaffri, Credit: Alex Stonehill
Jessica Partnow takes us through a night in the life of Ali Jaffri, a professional telemarketer in Lahore, Pakistan.

Bought by KCRW and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Yes, this is the 21st Century, but America's agricultural industry still relies heavily on child labor.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2010
  • Length: 03:24
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