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Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.
||CleanJohnny O: The Pirate’s Story||A true old-timer just keeps dancing, even in the face of uncertain change. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Miracle: A Surprising Day on the Steel Dock||Harold Ericsson recalls one hot day unloading steel from deep in the bottom of a ship, when all of the sudden someone offered him an ice cold Manhattan.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Casual Worker: No Benefits, No Guarantees||Spend a day in the unpredictable life of a casual worker, a freelance longshoreman who must rack up enough hours to reach union status.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomation: Will Innovation Mean Fewer Jobs?||The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing new technology to handle the challenges of staying competitive. This all started after the 2008 economic crash, which fundamentally changed the ports.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of Skyscrapers||As ships get bigger, a pilot’s job gets more difficult.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent outsiders perspective
I can't tell who ok'd this piece of journalism with no predefined audience but I'm glad they did. Interviews are excellent, subjects unfamiliar and fascinating. Thanks!
From someone in the high plains that is never around this industry, never sees the scenes, hears the tales, meets the people, this show is excellent. Paints a great picture for the listener. I really enjoyed the episode on automation, because I feel that it is representative of a revolution happening everywhere. Hope to hear more!
Informative and entertaining