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Heleodora Vivar, street vendor: Video via @Fi2W

Heleodora Vivar, street vendor: Video via @Fi2W

via Feet in Two Worlds: They sell fast food to New Yorkers on the go. But street vendors are considered outside of the movement to increase wages for workers at fast food restaurant chains. That doesn’t mean they don’t face challenges. Most… [READ MORE] Read More

Winston Williamson, Dollar Van Driver: Video via @Mashable

Winston Williamson, Dollar Van Driver: Video via @Mashable

via Mashable: Roaming around the long avenues of Brooklyn, a vast network of vans hide in plain sight. They carry more than 100,000 passengers daily, and operate in a delicate balance of legal status with the City of New York.… [READ MORE] Read More

Dotan Negrin, traveling street performer @PianoAround: #Radiostory by @EvSounds

Dotan Negrin, traveling street performer @PianoAround: #Radiostory by @EvSounds

via Craig Shank and Everything Sounds: In nearly every city and town, you can find street performers playing music as others go about their day. However, it’s not often that you see street performers playing full-sized upright pianos. Dotan Negrin… [READ MORE] Read More

Jake Dell, deli owner/operator: #Radiostory by @lorditsmarshall

Jake Dell, deli owner/operator: #Radiostory by @lorditsmarshall

via Marshall Bright: At 26, Jake Dell is already the owner/operator of his family deli on New York’s Lower East Side. I talked with him about his decision to join the family business and what it means to him. This… [READ MORE] Read More

Amy Gastelum, public health nurse: Her Personal #Radiostory “Rather Take the Blame”

Amy Gastelum, public health nurse: Her Personal #Radiostory “Rather Take the Blame”

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

Angela Jimenez, Photojournalist: #Radiostory via Allyson McCabe

Angela Jimenez, Photojournalist: #Radiostory via Allyson McCabe

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

Brianna Klemm & Joe Sabia, freelancers: #Radiostory via @Audreyqq

Brianna Klemm & Joe Sabia, freelancers: #Radiostory via @Audreyqq

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

Elaine de la Mata, freelance toy designer: #Radiostory by @Audreyqq

Elaine de la Mata, freelance toy designer: #Radiostory by @Audreyqq

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

Corn Mo, rock accordion player: #Radiostory by @JamieCourville

Corn Mo, rock accordion player: #Radiostory by @JamieCourville

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.

Farzana Aziz, convenience store manager: “Always In a Hurry” #radiostory via @HearToThere

Farzana Aziz, convenience store manager: “Always In a Hurry” #radiostory via @HearToThere

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.  

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