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America Works Podcasts

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About America Works

America WorksAmerica Works, an ongoing podcast series from the Library of Congress, features the voices of contemporary workers from throughout the United States talking about their lives, their workplaces, and their on-the-job experiences. Drawn from hundreds of longer oral history interviews collected by fieldworkers for the American Folklife Center’s Occupational Folklife Project (OFP), America Works is a testament to the wisdom, wit, knowledge, and dedication of today’s working Americans. These engaging oral histories, which have are preserved in the American Folklife Center’s archive, are enriching and expanding America’s historical record.

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America Works

Title: Jim Mercer, Commercial Marine Diver. New Bedford, Massachusetts
Speakers: Jim Mercer, Madeline Hall-Arber, Nancy Groce
Date: May 20, 2021
Running Time: 9:28
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Title: Sarah Fortin, Fish Net Maker. New Bedford, Massachusetts
Speakers: Sarah Fortin, Fred Calabretta, Nancy Groce
Date: April 15, 2021
Running Time: 9:15
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