Homelands Productions

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Homelands Productions is an independent non-profit journalism cooperative specializing in radio features and documentaries. Its mission is to illuminate complex issues through compelling broadcasts, articles, books and educational forums, and to foster freedom of expression and creative risk through the media arts. Since its founding in 1990, Homelands has reported from 56 countries, produced seven major series for public radio, and won 22 national and international awards.


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Documentaries and feature reports on social, economic, legal, and environmental issues from the US-Mexico border.

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2 Pieces

Groundbreaking series of documentaries chronicling the loss of land and culture among indigenous people and others across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caption: Metal worker, Peru, Credit: Santiago Bustamante Mujica
29 Pieces

WORKING is a series of intimate, sound-rich profiles of workers in the global economy. It was broadcast as a special monthly feature on Marketplace Radio between 2007 and 2009. WORKING won the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Radio Feature Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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International first-person documentaries reflecting perspectives of ordinary citizens, revealing human truths beneath the surface of daily events.

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Worlds of Difference is a six-hour limited series that uses sound-rich features to explore the impact of global change on local cultures worldwide.


Caption: Mike Miller sings twice a week at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. At left is his grandson Ben.
Reporter Jon Miller celebrates his 83-year-old father, Mike, a retired schoolteacher who shares his zest for life with residents of a Boston nursin...

Bought by KZYX, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUT, New Hampshire Public Radio, WRVO Public Media and more

  • Added: Jun 10, 2010
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Babu Hussein, Credit: Jashim Salam
Sandy Tolan profiles a 13-year-old laborer at one of Bangladesh's giant shipbreaking yards.

Bought by 'The Sea', Connecticut Public (WNPR), WBEZ, PRX Remix, and PRX to iTunes

  • Added: Aug 07, 2009
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Salina Kosgei, Credit: Stevie Mann
Jon Miller profiles the little-known Kenyan woman who won the 2009 Boston Marathon by less than one second.

Bought by 'The Sea', WXDU, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), PRX Remix, and KUOW

  • Added: Aug 07, 2009
  • Length: 07:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Brandon Davies, London, England, Credit: Robin Hunt
Sean Cole profiles an international banker living in London, both before and after the world banking crisis.

Bought by 'The Sea', WBEZ, PRX Remix, KFAI Minneapolis, and KUOW

  • Added: Jul 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Vicky Ponce, Mexico, Credit: Magdalena Gonzalez Othon
Ingrid Lobet profiles a woman who joined a group of unemployed middle-aged women to open an electronics recycling plant in northern Mexico.

Bought by 'The Sea', WABE, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WNIJ, HCC Radio The Dragon and more

  • Added: Jul 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Alidad, Pakistan, Credit: Gregory Warner
Gregory Warner profiles a Pashtun man who smuggles Afghan refugees over the mountains into Iran.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, and Remix Radio

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:46
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Hang Nga, Vietnam, Credit: Kelly McEvers
Kelly McEvers profiles a Vietnamese woman who works for a marriage agency that matches Korean men with Vietnamese brides.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, WBEZ, KUOW and more

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:44
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Svitlana Svystun, England, Credit: Robin Hunt
Sean Cole profiles a Ukrainian dancer who performs with in a Russian circus that tours the UK.

Bought by XRAY.fm, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, and Remix Radio

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:32
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Leandro Carvalho, Brazil, Credit: Petra Costa
Sandy Tolan profiles a member an anti-forced labor SWAT team whose job is to free slaves working in Brazil's iron, cattle and sugar cane industries.

Bought by WRPI, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, WBEZ, and Remix Radio

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Fidele Musafiri, DR Congo, Credit: Thomas Rippe
Gregory Warner profiles a freelance miner in the lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bought by WRPI, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, KUOW, KFAI Minneapolis and more

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:51
  • Purchases: 6