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Then Came The Bust

Stories of folks trying to survive a huge drop in oil prices and fewer rigs pumping in the Bakken.

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Oil Tankers

‘Oil To Die For’

“What’s the most dangerous job in America? … I’d have to say oilfield worker.”

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Martys Kids and Dog

PBS stations to air ‘Black Gold Boom’

The PBS doc is airing nationwide this year.

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Fight Night in Crude Country

“I like it,” says one woman. “The fighting. The blood. The broken bones.”

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Stuffed Shirts v. Blue Collars

“Rolling coal is more than a thing. I almost call it a movement.”

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Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota is produced by independent producer Todd Melby and brought to you by Prairie Public, Zeega, and  AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. Black Gold Boom is part of Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, in collaboration with Zeega, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Spence Law Firm.

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