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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).

Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pedersen StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2008


2:12 minutes (2.02 MB)
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Elizabeth Bierman asks Allison Pedersen why she became an engineer, and then explains that she became an engineer because of her 4th grade lunch box. They discuss how their parents and teachers encouraged them to pursue their interests. Bierman is a product support manager at Honeywell Aerospace. Pedersen is a project manager at Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems.

This recording is Clip 1 of 4. Click on the "Bierman / Pedersen Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland 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.

Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pedersen StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2008


4:45 minutes (4.35 MB)
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Allison Pedersen discusses her role as the chair of the Society of Women Engineers Outreach Committee. She and Elizabeth Bierman share stories about how they present engineering to students, parents, and school counselors. Bierman is a product support manager at Honeywell Aerospace. Pedersen is a project manager at Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems.

This recording is Clip 2 of 4. Click on the "Bierman / Pedersen Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland 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.

Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pedersen StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2008


4:12 minutes (3.85 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pederson discuss the challenges of balancing their career with their personal lives. Bierman is a product support manager at Honeywell Aerospace. Pedersen is a project manager at Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems.

This recording is Clip 3 of 4. Click on the "Bierman / Pedersen Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland 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.

Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pedersen StoryCorps Interview, Clip 4, 2008


1:44 minutes (1.59 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Allison Pedersen and Elizabeth Bierman discuss the Over the Hill Suite at the Society of Women Engineers National Conference, where they can talk to and learn about the experiences of some of the more “seasoned” women of SWE. Bierman is a product support manager at Honeywell Aerospace. Pedersen is a project manager at Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems.

This recording is Clip 4 of 4. Click on the "Bierman / Pedersen Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland 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.

Folklore Archive Interview #4028: John Hill recalls the 1913-1914 Copper Country Strike


64:03 minutes (58.64 MB)
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Mr. John Hill talks about life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the 1913-1914 Copper Country Strike. Topics include: the Italian Hall disaster of December 24th, 1913 and its aftermath, the effect of the strike on migration out of the region, living conditions in Calumet during the strike, the wages of miners, the economic fate of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, mining accidents, organizing activities of the Western Federation of Miners, violence during the strike and scab workers.

Interview conducted by Douglas J. Aikenhead, Assistant Archivist for the Wayne State University Folklore Archive on August 9, 1967.

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