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"When From A Long Distant Past Nothing Subsists": James Craven, the resident archivist at Les Senteurs, London’s original specialist perfumery shop, and a world authority on fragrance. James’s life has been spent, in his own words, ‘immersed in scent’. Here, he talks through some of the experiences that have led him to where he is today and shares …
 
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 to travel between clients. But Amy has discovered that there is a price for the fear that others want her to feel.Listen to more of her…
 
To some jobs, you wear a suit and shiny shoes. To this one, you wear a corset and white face paint. A woman named Tabitha makes her living standing absolutely still in Harvard Square, MA. There are some strings attached. When she spoke for this piece, she hadn't said a word for two and a half hours.http://www.prx.org/pieces/68948…
 
Reposted with permission from American Public Media's The Story: Sean Cole brings us the stories of day laborers as they repair homes that were flooded and damaged by Hurricane Sandy. We meet the men and women who've found demolition and rebuilding work, and one homeowner who makes an effort to provide work to day laborers.We check in with Linda Ar…
 
Reposted with permission from American Public Media's The Story: Many Americans have a recession story and Deborah Troutman's gets personal. Working in a company with her husband, she was asked to lay him off. She did, and then she did it again. She talks with Dick about scaling down their lifestyle, as they cope with partial employment. Thanks to …
 
Dennis Clemishaw has been farming cranberries for 30 years – something he never would have expected when he was younger. Now, Dennis and his wife own three bogs of their own and are depending on them for their retirement. This piece follows the Fall 2012 harvest and we learn about some of the risks the Clemishaws will have to navigate.Produced by E…
 
Barbara Blada has been cleaning houses for decades. She started cleaning for friends around Europe after leaving her home in Poland. She has worked other jobs, but for Barbara cleaning offers the most freedom. Now she runs her own business in Austin, TX called Friendly Housekeeper Cleaning Services. Produced by Sara Robberson, http://storyanddesign…
 
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