PRX - Pieces for Format: First-Person Essay

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This is audio of a formerly incarcerated woman reading a letter she wrote while in prison.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:13
Caption: Andrea Irwin and boyfriend Jeff Jackson following the shooting death of Tony Robinson, Andrea's 19 year old son., Credit:  Nate Royko Maurer
"What we don’t know is what happened in the 18 seconds that the police officer that was in the hallway. He ended up shooting my son seven times in ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:29
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Jehan Bseiso is the Head of Communications for Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East Region by day (and some long evenings) and a poet by nigh...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 30:37
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The tale of a first generation girl stuck between parents who think she's getting out of control and schoolmates who assume she's just a quiet book...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 19:43
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Rich recognizes the similarities between his childhood and the youth he works with in Urban Warriors. He stresses that youth have choices, even if ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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Alberto’s convoy security truck is hit with an IED in Iraq, and the military recognizes his service with a Purple Heart. After returning from war, ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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Noah’s childhood was full of instability as he and his family moved from place to place and shelter to shelter. The strict rules of the shelters we...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:49
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Philip Armand becomes enamored with Campari while on vacation in Milan, then discovers the geography of the past and future.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:17
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Part 1 in our Forbidden Crush Series features a teenager that obsessed over the school's most powerful authority figure.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:37
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A teenager writes her diary to her recently deceased grandfather -- only to share with him every graphic detail about her love life.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 21:46
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On July 17th, 1981 The Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Skywalk fell onto the unsuspecting attendants at one of the hotel’s popular Tea Dances. 114 people w...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
Caption: blackfriday line, Credit: LN Lurie
Stories from disaster relief workers Ian Burgess and LN Lurie

  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 14:54
Caption: A young Belinda Cai and her father., Credit: Belinda Cai
Belinda Cai knew only the outline of her father’s childhood in China's Cultural Revolution. Recently, when she asked her father for details, she wa...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Along the road, stretches from Louisville to New Mexico, there are moments that never live up to the pictures we take. But they're what we always s...

Bought by KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 11:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brushawn Fletcher at Green City Growers., Credit: Brian Bull, WCPN.
An ex-felon and former car salesman works two jobs to rebuild his life and hopefully some day reunite with his daughter.

Bought by KUER, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Josh Cutler in 2013, Credit: David Gilkey/NPR
In high school, Josh Cutler documented his life with Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable tics and involuntary v...

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 40:08
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Using the poem "Where I'm From" by Willie Perdomo as a creative prompt, students created poems to share and express where they come from and how th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:47
Caption: Free Spirit Media
Using the poem "Where I'm From" by Willie Perdomo as a creative prompt, students created poems to share and express where they come from and how th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: :54
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Personal encounters in homes and streets of various African towns. I first went to Africa feeling like a child, everything new and different, but s...

Bought by KUT and KUT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2010
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2