Labor Day Stories of Working Men & Women

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Labor Day Stories of Working Men & Women

FREE Labor Day Programming

Stories about Labor Day, and labor itself –  good, old-fashioned work  from The Apple Seed and Appalachian women who fought for workers rights from Top of Mind.

The Apple Seed Labor Day Special   

  • A visit to the State Fair,
  • a poem about taking pride in your work,
  • the story of John Henry, the steel-drivin’ man, one of America’s most famous work stories,
  • memories and thoughts about labor and Labor Day  from the Apple Seed family: from memories of summer romance to the struggle for better working conditions in Kenya,
  • and an original work song from Host Sam Payne about the building of a tunnel through a mile of rock in the 1920s.

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Top of Mind  Labor Day Special 

A special Labor Day episode about a group of women in Appalachia who defied stereotypes to get better living conditions for their families and better working conditions for their coal miner husbands.      Plus: raising awareness of hot car deaths – the intense heat blistering the United States has caused an increase in child deaths.      

AVAILABLE: PRX, AudioPort, Download     COST: FREE    LENGTH:  54:25  

Teaching Kids About the Bill of Rights

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Teaching Kids About the Bill of Rights

How many amendments can you name?The Children’s Hour presents a four-part primer for kids on the first ten amendments of our Constitution.  

Leadership & The Bill of Rights Part 1 The first of a four part series on the Bill of Rights with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico. Plus, 4th graders at Adobe Acres Elementary in Albuquerque tell us what makes a good leader. And, we explore Pangolins with our friends from the Extinction Diaries.    PRX     AudioPort

 Bill of Rights Part 2: 2nd & 3rd Amendments   We continue our exploration of the Bill of Rights with a show about the 2nd and 3rd Amendments with Micah McCoy from the ACLU-NM. We learn many ways the 2nd Amendment is interpreted, and why it’s so contentious. Then we discover the reason soldiers can’t just move into our houses. Plus we hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about the Sixth Great Extinction, and pay homage to the late, great author Rudolfo Anaya.   PRX     AudioPort 

Bill of Rights Part 3: 4th – 7th Amendments   We continue our series on the Bill of Rights with an episode about the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Amendments with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico. Learn if we really have a right to privacy, and what rights we have if we are charged with a crime. Plus the kids from the Extinction Diaries tell us about the effects of extinction on humans. We mix it all with great music, and conversation.   PRX     AudioPort 

The Bill of Rights Part 4:  8th, 9th & 10 Amendments   The final episode of the Bill of Rights series focuses on the 8th, 9th and 10th Amendments. We learn with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico the meaning behind these amendments, and how we change our Constitution. Plus the kids in the Extinction Diaries cover what’s going on with the coral reefs around the world. Mixed with great music and conversation.   PRX     AudioPort

Great Stories from our greatest writers with stars of stage and screen

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Great Stories from our greatest writers with stars of stage and screen

L.A. Theatre Works offers audiences great performances of contemporary and classic plays – from Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Arthur Miller and recent Tony winners, performed by today’s top actors.
Actors have included George Clooney, Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Jane Kaczmarek, Kathleen Turner, Simon Helberg, Amber Tamblyn, Tessa Thompson, Stacy Keach, John Lithgow, Matthew Rhys, Alfred Molina, Jonathan Groff, Dule Hill…and an ever-expanding list of stars from TV, stage, and film.

  • Podcasting hits have created a new, younger audience that embraces long-form storytelling and audio drama.
  • L.A.Theatre Works is a proven public radio program that will appeal to this new generation of listeners.
  • In today’s world of virtual performances and with no live theatre for the foreseeable future, L.A. Theatre Works provides listeners with first-rate entertainment and escape from the news of the day.
  • L.A. Theatre Works is the world’s leading producer of audio theatre.

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The pandemic of 2020 has been a major disruption to almost every facet of human life.
In this Hard Times special Ozark Highlands Radio reaches out to various OHR featured artists to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.
Because of lock-downs and social distancing requirements combined with the nature of their work, touring musicians have been completely shut down. Not only are they dealing with an immediate and unexpected lack of income but also a very uncertain future.
Notable musicians open up about how they, their careers, and their art have been affected by these trying events.
We’ll also hear music from these hard driving gig workers, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Featured Artists:

  • Canadian Ottawa Valley fiddler and step dancer April Verch,
  • Mark Bilyeu of the Ozark original group “The Creek Rocks,”
  • International autoharp maverick and poet Bryan Bowers
  • North Carolina oldtime songwriter and clawhammer banjo slinger Joe Newberry, and
  • Florida contemporary mountain dulcimer Jedi Bing Futch

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Escape the world of today

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Escape the world of today


A free, daily, 90 second feature, Sound Beat highlights the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.

Like a trip through the history of recorded sound, Sound Beat episodes feature rare and unique recordings from the Archive, and entertaining backstorys detailing their place in recording history. 

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