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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...

Bought by WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, WORT, Iowa Public Radio, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 15
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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...

Bought by WABE and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WXDU, WTJU, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 4
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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 ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WTJU and KMUD


  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Natasha Wynn high-fives her daughter, Robin., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
A single mom working a fast-food job aims high.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 2
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.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 1
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 WXAV 88.3FM and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rosalinda Guillen, Ex Dir Community to Community
This week Rosalinda tells her story about how she became an organizer, activist, and helped create a movement building collective of farm worker le...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 28:26
Caption: Marilyn Lombardo in her backyard., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
For many senior citizens, the "Golden Years" are meant to be lived comfortably. One retires, takes things easy, maybe catches up with kids and gra...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


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