PRX - Pieces for Format: First-Person Essay

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Gary, now in his 50s, recalls how Paul Weller and The Jam impacted upon his younger years.

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:49
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Sam hails from Bosnia, but she’s lived in the US for the last 6 years. Sometimes she finds that her two cultures have opposing values. Add to that ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:58
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Disproving typical Mexican stereotypes.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 03:42
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Carmen, a Minneapolis middle school student gives a fine accounting of why she is as she is.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jonathan Brown
This story is about a high school teacher in New Orleans who looks back on his shenanigans as a student, and how teaching helps him grow.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Many songs, books, and movies focus on love and romance, but what happens when they become one’s only source for learning? Philly Youth Radio’s Jay...

Bought by WAMC, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 3
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
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: 01:57
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Following the religious journey of a puzzled teenager

  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: family photograph
A sister tries to reacquaint herself with her older brother during a cross country road trip only to realize it might not be so simple a task.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo by Eddie~S, Flickr
High school isn't easy. Jimmy's high school experience was especially difficult. Now a student at the United World College in Montezuma, NM, Jimmy ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2012
  • Length: 03:33
Caption: Photo by klmontgomery, Flickr
Taking his inspiration from Marvin Gaye's song "What's Going On," Ryan Lawless, SFCC student, explores family dynamics in the 21st century while re...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 05:53
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Radio 101 student Denita Wade remembers her father, a man she did not know very well.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: Self-portrait painted by Thien To
Twenty-year-old Thien To first learned about cyberbullying in her native Vietnam. The South Philadelphia High junior has since learned about cyberb...

Bought by WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo by: mL., Flickr
Israeli United World College student, Nofar Hamrani, shares her moving story about growing up in the Gaza Strip. She begins her story with a famil...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lee Mier, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Lee Mier is a student manager of the Minneapolis Edison girls basketball team. It was exciting to get to the championship game last year.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Jesse Clabo, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
At Minneapolis Edison High School, the football coach places a lot of defensive responsibility on the linebackers. And that suits student Jesse Cla...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Col. Villa
A student at United World College, Nelson Diaz Monterrosa, worked with Youth Media Project's Summer Intensive 2010 to produce this moving piece abo...

Bought by KZYX and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Youth Media Project at Parliament of the World's Religions
Members of the Youth Media Project’s Global Broadcasting Team host this broadcast to share stories from their recent trip to cover the 2009 Parliam...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 28:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pat (left) and Joshua Presby
If Pat could tell his late step-mother, Barbara Jean, one thing, it's that he probably should have listened to her advice.

Bought by YouthCast and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: From jungmoon's Flickr
Justine Teba of Pojoaque Valley High School was a participant in Youth Media Project's 2010 Summer Intensive. In this reflective piece, Justine sh...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2011
  • Length: 02:00
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Little League baseball offers training in a field of dreams

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:27
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Tattoos have surpassed lockets as a way of keeping memories close.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2010
  • Length: 04:06
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Texas student Alaa El-Saad believes in wearing a hijab, a religious head covering for Muslim women.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Mar 06, 2009
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 3