PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Some guys come in and think you can turn pro next week, but once they come in here and find out what you have to go through, it’s like a wake-up ca...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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This time, we profile Chris Strachwitz and Mance Lipscomb, whose paths crossed in Navasota, Texas, this week in August 1960.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Skip James, whose re-emergence at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival marked the advent of a new chapter in his career.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 1960.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Mississippi blues legend Charley Patton, who made his debut for Paramount Records, this week in 1929.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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I get so much love from the customers in here. It’s better than where I came from.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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This show is part II of our Juneteenth Series focusing African-American music and venues in North Tulsa from the 40's through the 60's. We intervi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/22/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks restoring fragments, revolutionary women, and honoring the legendary film preservationist, David Shepherd.

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:20
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It’s not surprising that many of the medicines we use today are derived from plants. The surprising part is how similar the molecular components of...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 35:36
Caption: Chico Freeman
Jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman talks about his famous father, Von Freeman, and about his experiences living in Europe. Freeman has now returned to ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Chris Foreman at the Hammond B3
Chris Foreman plays Sundays in Church. And every Friday night, he's at Chicago's legendary Green Mill — playing the funky Hammond B3 organ in a nig...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/15/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks color, tattoos, and Rene Clair.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 22:47
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Don Cheadle talks commitment, new connections, and being real.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 16:32
Caption: Elliot Lavine, San Francisco, CA 2/17/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Elliot Lavine talks the pleasures and perils of 35mm, seismic overhauls, and blows to the solar plexus.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 33:16
Caption: Upendo Moore makes beats. , Credit: Courtesy of Upendo Moore
Most young people don’t know what they want to do with their lives. This is a story about a high school student who was born into a calling – being...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
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This week's program was recorded on the road, in Dayton, Ohio.

Bought by WSGE and WJSU


  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Maya Forbes talks understanding social cues, having honest conversations, and being a sloppy dynamic team.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 09:18
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
Caption: Opening Second Line, Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Birdwell deceased after Boley shooting, 1932, Credit: Courtesy Bob Birdwell
Jamie Birdwell-Branson looks into the legend of her great-great-grandfather, George Birdwell, who was Pretty Boy Floyd’s best friend and accomplice...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Twelve dancers -- men and women all dressed in black rehearsal clothes -- move with fierce and graceful undulations through the space. They dance t...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 1