America Works Podcast http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/ en-us Library of Congress Library of Congress podcasts@loc.gov America 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. America 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. no Library of Congress, LOC, America Works American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Thu, 8 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Thu, 8 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Patrick Bovenzi, Race Track Worker and Horse Identifier. Tampa Bay, Florida Originally from upstate New York, Patrick Bovenzi has spent his entire career as a race track worker, rising through the ranks to hold numerous official positions at race tracks across this country. Today, he is one of America’s very few “horse identifiers??i.e., an expert who can assess and certify the identity of individual race horses. Mr. Bovenzi was interviewed by folklorist and Archie Green Fellow Ellen McHale at the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack in Tampa Bay, Florida, on behalf of the American Folklife Center as part of her documentation project “Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Race Track.?/description> Originally from upstate New York, Patrick Bovenzi has spent his entire career as a race track worker, rising through the ranks to hold numerous official positions at race tracks across this country. Today, he is one of America’s very few “horse identifiers??i.e., an expert who can assess and certify the identity of individual race horses. Mr. Bovenzi was interviewed by folklorist and Archie Green Fellow Ellen McHale at the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack in Tampa Bay, Florida, on behalf of the American Folklife Center as part of her documentation project “Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Race Track.?/itunes:summary> http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode8.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode8.html Thu, 8 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 : Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Sharon Sisson, Iron Worker. Chicago, Illinois Chicago-based folklorist Bucky Halker interviews iron worker Sharon Sisson and her husband, iron worker Richard Sisson about their experiences as iron workers in the Chicago area. Their interview, which was recorded at Iron Workers Union Local #63 Headquarters in Broadview, Illinois, covers numerous topics. This episodes features Sharon’s experiences as a woman entering a previously male-dominated trade and a prank she played on a fellow worker to stop him harassing her in their workplace. Chicago-based folklorist Bucky Halker interviews iron worker Sharon Sisson and her husband, iron worker Richard Sisson about their experiences as iron workers in the Chicago area. Their interview, which was recorded at Iron Workers Union Local #63 Headquarters in Broadview, Illinois, covers numerous topics. This episodes features Sharon’s experiences as a woman entering a previously male-dominated trade and a prank she played on a fellow worker to stop him harassing her in their workplace. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode7.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode7.html Thu, 1 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 : Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Shuly Amsel, Wig Maker. Brooklyn, New York Shuly Amsel, an accomplished wig maker from Brooklyn, New York, talks about her successful wig and beauty business. She explains how she learned the trade and expanded her business from a small home-based shop primarily serving the women in her own Orthodox Jewish Community, to a high-profile business creating top-quality wigs and beauty products for celebrities and the fashion industry. Shuly Amsel, an accomplished wig maker from Brooklyn, New York, talks about her successful wig and beauty business. She explains how she learned the trade and expanded her business from a small home-based shop primarily serving the women in her own Orthodox Jewish Community, to a high-profile business creating top-quality wigs and beauty products for celebrities and the fashion industry. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode6.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode6.html Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 7:42 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Richard Bludworth, Shipyard Owner. Houston, Texas Houston shipyard owner Richard Bludworth of Bludworth Marine talks about growing up in his family’s shipyard, learning his complex trade, and the community of maritime workers that make Houston one of the world’s largest and most vibrant ports. A fine story teller, he relates some great on-the-job experiences, his love of the sea, why he likes working with “pirates,?and his pride in his home city of Houston. Bludworth is one of more than 50 Houston ship channel workers interviewed for the OFP “Working the Port of Houston.?/description> Houston shipyard owner Richard Bludworth of Bludworth Marine talks about growing up in his family’s shipyard, learning his complex trade, and the community of maritime workers that make Houston one of the world’s largest and most vibrant ports. A fine story teller, he relates some great on-the-job experiences, his love of the sea, why he likes working with “pirates,?and his pride in his home city of Houston. Bludworth is one of more than 50 Houston ship channel workers interviewed for the OFP “Working the Port of Houston.?/itunes:summary> http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode5.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode5.html Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 9:40 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Joyce Vegar, Home Health Care Worker. Coos County, Oregon Joyce Vegar, a dedicated home health care worker from Coos County, Oregon, talks about her pride and pleasure as well as her challenges in helping her clients remain in their own homes and communities. Vegar is one of more than 40 home health care workers interviewed by University of Oregon researchers for the “Taking Care?OFP collection. This moving episode highlights the enormous and over unheralded contributions made by workers in this under-documented profession. Joyce Vegar, a dedicated home health care worker from Coos County, Oregon, talks about her pride and pleasure as well as her challenges in helping her clients remain in their own homes and communities. Vegar is one of more than 40 home health care workers interviewed by University of Oregon researchers for the “Taking Care?OFP collection. This moving episode highlights the enormous and over unheralded contributions made by workers in this under-documented profession. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode4.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode4.html Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 9:15 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Greg Vaught, Gold Mine Worker. Elko, Nevada Gold mine worker Greg Vaught tells folklorists Meg Glaser and Charlie Seemann from the Western Folklife Center about how he came to work at a gold mine and his various mine jobs, including being the mine safety officer. He explains how he started using his musical talents to write humorous songs about mine safety and has become Newmont mining’s unofficial “Safety Troubadour.?And he sings an example of his work! Gold mine worker Greg Vaught tells folklorists Meg Glaser and Charlie Seemann from the Western Folklife Center about how he came to work at a gold mine and his various mine jobs, including being the mine safety officer. He explains how he started using his musical talents to write humorous songs about mine safety and has become Newmont mining’s unofficial “Safety Troubadour.?And he sings an example of his work! http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode3.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode3.html Thu, 3 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 9:21 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Jeff Hafler, Hair Stylist. Wonder Valley, California Jeff Hafler, hair stylist and owner of The Beauty Bubble Hair Salon and Museum in Wonder Valley, California, talks to interviewer Candacy Taylor about how much he loves his job, how beauty salons function as impromptu community centers, and why customers confide in their stylists. He talks about his pride in working in the service industry and explains why having a vocation is often a better guarantee of employment than a college degree. Jeff Hafler, hair stylist and owner of The Beauty Bubble Hair Salon and Museum in Wonder Valley, California, talks to interviewer Candacy Taylor about how much he loves his job, how beauty salons function as impromptu community centers, and why customers confide in their stylists. He talks about his pride in working in the service industry and explains why having a vocation is often a better guarantee of employment than a college degree. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode2.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode2.html Thu, 3 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 8:26 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews Barbara Miller Byrd, Circus Owner. Hugo, Oklahoma Barbara Miller Byrd, the third-generation owner of the Carson and Barnes Circus based in the small town of Hugo, Oklahoma, talks about growing up in the traveling circus founded by her grandparents more than 75 years ago. She shares great memories and stories and offers in-sights into the colorful and complex occupations that are needed to sustain a traveling circus in contemporary America. Barbara Miller Byrd, the third-generation owner of the Carson and Barnes Circus based in the small town of Hugo, Oklahoma, talks about growing up in the traveling circus founded by her grandparents more than 75 years ago. She shares great memories and stories and offers in-sights into the colorful and complex occupations that are needed to sustain a traveling circus in contemporary America. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode1.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/season1-episode1.html Thu, 3 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 9:39 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews America Works - Series Preview New from the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress: “America Works?features the voices of contemporary workers from throughout the United States talking about their lives, their workplaces, and their on-the-job experiences. Premieres September 3. New from the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress: “America Works?features the voices of contemporary workers from throughout the United States talking about their lives, their workplaces, and their on-the-job experiences. Premieres September 3. http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/series-preview.html http://www.surfoboards.com/podcasts/america-works/series-preview.html Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 1:01 Library of Congress, LOC, America Works, American Folklife Center, folklife, occupational folklife, oral history, storytelling, interviews 四肖选一肖中特特