via Amy Gastelum: Amy Gastelum is a public health nurse making daily home visits to areas of Brooklyn where crime is still common. Some of Amy’s friends and family worry about her safety as she uses public transportation and walking… [READ MORE] Read More
via Allyson McCabe and the Rumpus: Brooklyn-based photojournalist Angela Jimenez has traveled the world to document the untold stories of diverse subjects—among them tsunami survivors, sports bettors, and same-sex ballroom dancers. Jimenez’s compelling work has appeared in Getty Images, The New York Times, Newsweek, and many other paublications.… [READ MORE] Read More
via Audrey Quinn: For some, freelance gigs trump full-time jobs. Hiring is down, and self-employment is up. Audrey Quinn finds two people who’ve found creative ways to work for themselves, with financial success. Originally aired on Marketplace. Produced by Audrey Quinn. Listen to… [READ MORE] Read More
via Audrey Quinn and Marketplace: Headhunters adapt to a gig-based economy. As the number of contract jobs rise, recruiters want a piece of the action. Originally aired on Marketplace. Produced by Audrey Quinn. Listen to more of her work at audreyquinnaudio.com/radio-stories
via Jamie Courville: Meet Corn Mo. He has had an amazing career as a rock accordion player but continues to fly under the radar. Produced by Jamie Courville. Check out more of her work at jamiecourville.com.
via Nadia Wilson: Farzana Aziz talks about what it’s like working in a convenience store inside the Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn, NY. Producer Nadia Wilson is also a SoundCloud 2012 Fellow for her project From Here to There.
via Will Coley: From the Washeteria II Corp laundromat, Jeannette Peña, has a unique vantage point on her neighborhood in Queens, New York. Being both a laundry owner and attendant is challenging work but Jeannette believes its important to smile… [READ MORE] Read More
Brian Machon has been practicing his craft for over 20 years and has close relationships with his clients. When he narrowly escaped a heart attack, questions surrounding his life, and his real family were raised. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/training/running-with-scissors
by Sarah P. Reynolds: Pickles are pretty important to people in New York’s Lower East Side. Longtime pickler, Alan Kaufman, explains his trade and his customers. This piece was produced by Sarah P. Reynolds and originally aired on NPR’s All Things Considered. Photo by… [READ MORE] Read More
A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand / No 4 The Cigar Shop is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. In 1974, Dominican immigrant Don Antonio Martinez… [READ MORE] Read More