PRX - Pieces for Format: First-Person Essay

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On December 26, 2004, Tilly Smith was on vacation in Thailand with her family. Thanks to her school lessons, Tilly helped save many lives by recogn...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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The California Innocence Project relies on interns to go through thousands of requests for assistance. In this episode, interns share some of their...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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There comes a moment in every school kid's life where it’s time where the student becomes the teacher. The Mortified Podcast celebrates kids who at...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Kismet
In “Palm Treo”, Brittany and Eric talk about the secret parties that the RA’s at Howard University were throwing in 2005. Their podcast “For Colore...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 23:32
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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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An outspoken goth uses the school newspaper to tell off the popular kids.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 20:16
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Physics, math, canyoning between buildings: Not scary. Finding an apartment, learning how to vote: Scary. How one young woman feels about making th...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:40
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Does your race affect how you act? Well, it probably affected how you answered that question.... In this award-winning story, hear why one young ma...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 3
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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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A ninth grader's story of finding his way on the fencing piste.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 11:27
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The most important meal of the day - breakfast - is no longer a priority among teenagers. Why can't they find the time for golden waffles doused in...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:33
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The day you graduate college is suppose full of smiles, family pictures, and a sense of accomplishment. But what happens after that day when you pa...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio, American Voices, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 31, 2015
  • Length: 09:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Responding to our pieces with Dr. Jeff Menzise and Dr. Augustine Romero, Professor Torres-Velasquez of the Latino Education Taskforce integrates th...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Andy Lipkis interview
Shona revisits a conversation she had at the age of 17 with Andy Lipkiss, founder of TreePeople, and discovers that his story has even more relevan...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 14:26
Caption: Danielle Motindabeka in the WNYC studio
When Radio Rookie Danielle Motindabeka came to the United States at age 13, she didn’t speak English. By the time she was in high school, Danielle ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Arturo Castillo
Generation Justice’s own Arturo Castillo shared his thoughts on why education is important, looking at the systems of support that he benefited fro...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 04:12
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A ten year old girl outruns her bully and grapples with the onset of adolesence...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:12
  • 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
Caption: Luna Olavarria Gallegos, Credit: Generation Justice
Do you know what race equity is?

Bought by KRZA and WTIP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lucia Martinez, Credit: Generaton Justice
What is Education Equity?

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 07:15
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School and an intern at Northern Community Radio. During the school year she's been checking in with e...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In this ess...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:35
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda shares a short essay on some monumental changes she faces in 2013. From graduating high school and entering Columbia College in Chicago...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's been checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In thi...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's been checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In thi...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:50