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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: Bernardo “Bernie” Piña, Fresh Produce Salesman. Nogales, Arizona
Speakers: Bernardo “Bernie” Piña, Nic Hartmann, Nancy Groce
Date: June 3, 2021
Running Time: 10:25
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Title: Mike Peabody, Garbage Man and Recycling. Barre, Vermont
Speakers: Mike Peabody, Virginia Nickerson, Nancy Groce
Date: May 27, 2021
Running Time: 10:25
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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: Kim Spicer, Electrician and Wire-Women. Queens, New York
Speakers: Kim Spicer, Jaime Lopez, Setare Arashloo, Nancy Groce
Date: May 13, 2021
Running Time: 10:16
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Title: Jennifer Sgro, Nurse Practitioner, Night Ministry Bus. Chicago, Illinois
Speakers: Jennifer Sgro, Margaret Miles, Nancy Groce
Date: May 6, 2021
Running Time: 9:54
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Title: James Hensley, Port Pilot. Houston, Texas
Speakers: Captain James Hensley, Betsy Peterson, Nancy Groce
Date: April 29, 2021
Running Time: 13:50
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Title: Heather Campbell Hill, Funeral Director. Raleigh, North Carolina
Speakers: Heather Campbell Hill, Sarah Bryan, Nancy Groce
Date: April 22, 2021
Running Time: 10:40
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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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Title: Patrick Bovenzi, Race Track Worker and Horse Identifier. Tampa Bay, Florida
Speakers: Patrick Bovenzi, Ellen McHale, Nancy Groce
Date: October 8, 2020
Running Time: 9:56
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Title: Sharon Sisson, Iron Worker. Chicago, Illinois
Speakers: Sharon Sisson, Richard Sisson, Bucky Halker, Nancy Groce
Date: October 1, 2020
Running Time: 8:31
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Title: Shuly Amsel, Wig Maker. Brooklyn, New York
Speakers: Shuly Amsel, Candacy Taylor, Nancy Groce
Date: September 24, 2020
Running Time: 7:42
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Title: Richard Bludworth, Shipyard Owner. Houston, Texas
Speakers: Richard Bludworth, Pat Jasper, Nancy Groce
Date: September 17, 2020
Running Time: 9:40
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Title: Joyce Vegar, Home Health Care Worker. Coos County, Oregon
Speakers: Joyce Vegar, Nathan Moore, Donald Stacy, Nancy Groce
Date: September 10, 2020
Running Time: 9:15
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Title: Greg Vaught, Gold Mine Worker. Elko, Nevada
Speakers: Greg Vaught, Meg Glaser, Charlie Seemann, Nancy Groce
Date: September 3, 2020
Running Time: 9:21
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Title: Jeff Hafler, Hair Stylist. Wonder Valley, California
Speakers: Jeff Hafler, Candacy Taylor, Nancy Groce
Date: September 3, 2020
Running Time: 8:26
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Title: Barbara Miller Byrd, Circus Owner. Hugo, Oklahoma
Speakers: Barbara Miller Byrd, Tanya D. Finchum, Juliana Nykolaiszyn, Nancy Groce
Date: September 3, 2020
Running Time: 9:39
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Title: America Works – Series Preview
Speakers: Nancy Groce, various
Date: August 27, 2020
Running Time: 1:01
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