“Unemployed” part three

Today on “Unemployed” we sum up a half dozen of the stories we’ve been told, most of which are real downers. Then three people call in to cheer us up.

Radio Chronicles: Host Eric Klein

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“Unemployed” is an ongoing project, every person with a story to share will get on the radio. Email me at crowsnestradio@gmail.com and tell your friends.

The phone number given out during the show is KPFA’s on-air studio line, if you call it now you will talk to the D.J. or Board Op working at this vert moment, but that is not the way to get in touch with me. Try email instead.

The theme music is

chartreuse cactus (I, Cactus) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

“Unemployed” Part Two

Dave: “This is kind of the end of hope”
Leif: “I have no spare money for anything”
Nancy: “I’d like to be in a collective of people to exchange goods and services for money and barter.”

(the News goes 45sec over)

Radio Chronicles: Host Eric Klein

Click to listen (or download)

“Unemployed” is an ongoing project, every person with a story to share will get on the radio. Email me at crowsnestradio@gmail.com and tell your friends.

The phone number given out during the show is KPFA’s on-air studio line, if you call it now you will talk to the D.J. or Board Op working at this vert moment, but that is not the way to get in touch with me. Try email instead.

The theme music is

chartreuse cactus (I, Cactus) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Additional music:
The “melting song” is from the unreleased album “icicle dream” by Scott Bruzenak.

“Unemployed” part one

“I don’t have to tell you, times are tough…”

Radio Chronicles: Host Eric Klein

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“Unemployed” is an ongoing project and needs more stories from every willing individual. Tell a friend. Email me at crowsnestradio@gmail.com.
The phone number given out during the show is KPFA’s on-air studio line. Calling it gets you in touch with whomever is working right now (i.e. not me). Try email instead.

The theme music is

chartreuse cactus (I, Cactus) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Additional music:

Bad Banana Bread (CSC Funk Band) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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The “melting song” is from the unreleased album “icicle dream” by Scott Bruzenak.

“Overshare” part 1

The culture invented a new word, it’s our time to define it:

Radio Chronicles: Host Eric Klein, Guest Sascha Altman DuBrul

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Forgive the News for going 8 seconds over their time, and please
keep in mind, the number given out during the show is not my voicemail, it’s the on air studio. Call it now and you’ll talk to the D.J. currently broadcasting, but I’ll never get the message. Try email instead.

The theme music is

chartreuse cactus (I, Cactus) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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The “melting song” is from the unreleased album “icicle dream” by Scott Bruzenak.

Sascha’s story can be heard here.

Our Dead Friends and Facebook (a work in progress Part 2)

Shareef Ali and Liz Culley talk about their dead facebook friends. And the listeners call in to share.

Radio Chronicles: Host Eric Klein

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If you call the number given out during the show, you wont find me because I’m not there right now. Silly. Email me.

Both of these volunteer interviewees are local singers. Coincidence?
Shareef: www.shareefali.com
Liz: on youtube

This documentary needs more voices. Send me an email crowsnestradio@gmail.com if you want to tell us your story.

The opening music is

chartreuse cactus (I, Cactus) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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For Love & Money


Crows Nest Radio (Episode 105)

When Ron Avitzur had his dream job at Apple taken away from him he chose not to accept reality. He kept showing up even though no one was paying him to, working 100 hour weeks and convincing the other people in his office to believe in his dream. His story is the first half of the hour long show.

Scott Bruzenak would like to get paid to make beautiful music, but in the meantime, he gets paid. His story was recorded and produced in 2008. Maybe I’ll give him a call tomorrow to record the epilogue, because I think he’s changed jobs again. More information is available from this link, which is a simple google search of a very unique name.

You can read Ron’s original story here, where you can also find links to the various other multi-media retellings of “The Graphing Calculator Story.”

Music from the first half of the show was byChristian Bjoerklund / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The opening music for the show is by I, Cactus / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The song in between the two stories was by Amoebic Ensemble / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Overshare Warning:

[[I have yet to get paid a dime to make this podcast and I am fully aware that chances are, I never will. Still, I plan to produce at least one episode a month until forever because it feels really good to work hard and to share. Having said that, I want very much to earn a living wage doing this sort of work and I look forward to some shiny day when I do.]]

Cory Doctorow “For the Win”


Crows Nest Radio (Episode 104)

Cory Doctorow’s latest book “For the Win” is about young, professional video game players who labor in sweatshop conditions and get beat up by the boss’s goons when they try to go freelance. Meanwhile the “in-game” economies in which they illegally work have larger GDP’s then some of their developing homelands. The plot thickens when they organize themselves into a world wide union.

Also discussed in the interview are Doctorow’s other books “Makers” and “Little Brother” as well as the fact that they are all available for free online under creative commons. Free online and twelve bucks on Amazon, how does that work?

Cory Doctorow is online at craphound.com and boing boing, but you probably knew that already.

Moss Pillows & One Million Giraffes


Crows Nest Radio (Episode 103)

My friend Veronica Faisant grew up in rural Louisiana in the 1950’s in an African American town where almost everyone she knew was related to her. Needless to say, a long lost time and place. Her story is the first 30mins of the show.

Ola Helland is a young man from Norway in the midst of performing an internet miracle, collecting one million digital images of hand made giraffes. With a decent website and a silly dream he has inspired thousands upon thousands of earthlings to help him towards his goal. His story is the second half of the hour long show.

Ola’s website is One Million Giraffes.

The opening music for the show is by I, Cactus / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The music accompanying Veronica’s story is by .Tape. / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

The music accompanying Ola’s story is by Binärpilot

except for the last song:

Here’s my giraffe

This episode aired on the radio during KPFA’s Spring Fund Drive, thus the call for donations sprinkled into the hour.