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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.

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.
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Los Angeles, CA

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KCRW

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@KCRW

Language:

English


Episodes

Johnny O: The Pirate’s Story

11/26/2014
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A true old-timer just keeps dancing, even in the face of uncertain change. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.

Duration:00:27:38

The Miracle: A Surprising Day on the Steel Dock

11/26/2014
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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.

Duration:00:07:28

The Casual Worker: No Benefits, No Guarantees

11/26/2014
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Spend a day in the unpredictable life of a casual worker, a freelance longshoreman who must rack up enough hours to reach union status.

Duration:00:11:56

Automation: Will Innovation Mean Fewer Jobs?

11/26/2014
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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.

Duration:00:21:52

The Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of Skyscrapers

11/26/2014
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As ships get bigger, a pilot’s job gets more difficult.

Duration:00:11:18