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Labor Day Special Programming on KSUT


Join us Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon for three one-hour specials, prempting the Morning Blend.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hearing Voices: Nine to Five
For Labor Day: The work we do, from Wall Street traders to taxi cab drivers. People who work with brassieres, with dead bodies, and off-the-books in an underground economy. A tone-poem by Ken Nordine, a podcast from Love and Radio, and sound-portraits from Radio Diaries, Toni Schwartz, Ben Rubin, David Greenberger, and hosts Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Working With Studs
For many years, Transom editor, Sydney Lewis, worked side by side with Studs on his radio show and his books. For this remembrance, told in a seamless blend of documentary and reminiscence, she brings together of crew of Stud's co-workers with their great stories along with wonderful previously-unheard tape of Studs himself.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Women at Work
Betty Soskin tells reporter Eli Wirtschafter about her own experience in the World War II era workforce -- and why popular remembrances of women working for the war effort don’t capture the whole story. Legal historian Risa Goluboff walks host Brian Balogh through the history of laws meant to protect women at work -- and why some women weren’t too fond of them. And, with the help of historians Nathan Ensmenger and Margaret O’Mara, BackStory producer Andrew Parsons brings us the story of early computer programmers, who were almost all women, and how that trend flipped.

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