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Browse the Reuther's audio clips for miscellaneous radio spots, interviews, and speeches. Currently this area of the Reuther's Web site includes content from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

AFSCME Radio Spots

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During the 1970s, AFSCME created a series of radio spots that highlighted the wide range of jobs conducted by the union's members. Each spot features a different set of public employees, interviewing the workers about their jobs, and raising the listening public's awareness of the contribution these workers make. This spot focuses on employees who work with special needs children.

AFSCME Radio Spots

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During the 1970s, AFSCME created a series of radio spots that highlighted the wide range of jobs conducted by the union's members. Each spot features a different set of public employees, interviewing the workers about their jobs, and raising the listening public's awareness of the contribution these workers make. This spot focuses on snow removal crews.

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), Maria Moreno interviewed by Ernest Lowe, ca. early 1960s


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In the late 1950s, Maria Moreno, a migrant farm worker and mother of twelve, used her fearlessness and talent for public speaking to become the one of the first organizers for the Agricultural Workers’ Organizing Committee (AWOC) in the Fresno, California area. Regarded as a powerful organizer, she was elected to head the AWOC delegation to the National AFL-CIO convention. At her prime Maria Moreno was very successful in restoring support for agricultural workers, but unfortunately not much is known about her. Moreno is the subject of an upcoming documentary by the filmmaker Laurie Coyle called "Adios Amor". The Walter P. Reuther Library is featuring a short audio clip of Maria Moreno from our AWOC collection of an interview that Ernie Lowe conducted with her in Salinas, California right before the start of a union meeting. In the clip, Ms. Moreno discusses agricultural workers' wages and living conditions, among other things.

Allison Machtemes Lunde SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 1


6:24 minutes (5.87 MB)
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Allison Machtemes Lunde discusses her job search following the completion of her master's degree in structural engineering in 2011. She describes the anxiety she felt after turning down a few career opportunities, why she ultimately accepted a position at Barr Engineering, and what qualities attracted her to the company. Machtemes Lunde is the FY12 Collegiate Director for the Society of Women Engineers.

This oral history interview was recorded October 12, 2011 at the Society of Women Engineers WE11 National Conference in Chicago, Illinois, as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Troy Eller. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length, however the intent of the interviewee's words remain the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Anne Lucietto and Diane Peters StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2007


1:48 minutes (1.65 MB)
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Mechanical engineers Anne Lucietto and Diane Peters remember taking apart household appliances as children to learn how they worked. Lucietto and Peters have both served as president of the Chicago Regional Section of the Society of Women Engineers and Lucietto continues to chair committees at the national level.

This recording is Clip 1 of 3. Click on the "Lucietto / Peters Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2007 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded October 26, 2007 at the Society of Women Engineers WE07 National Conference in Nashville, TN as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

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