Series for Lu Olkowski

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The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach cover over ten thousand acres in California. They help create over a million jobs. Almost half of everything that Americans buy flows through those two ports. But most people don’t know anything about the ports or the people who work there. As part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, Lu Olkowski created CARGOLAND, a radio and podcast mini-series about the changes facing the waterfront: the machines are coming, it’s inevitable that the machines will take over and a way of life will disappear. Finalist for the Golden Award for New Radio Formats at the Prix Italia, Europe's oldest and most prestigious broadcasting award, in 2015.

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“In Verse” is a multimedia reporting project combining poetry, photography and sound. This installment features poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally and producer Lu Olkowski as they document the lives of working mothers in Troy, New York.