PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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We continue our series on current State Poets Laureate with New York's Alicia Ostriker. The New York State Poet (2018-2020) is a feminist, critic, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: (Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)
Novelist, retired Princeton professor, and mountain climber, Russell Banks discusses his recent memoir, VOYAGER. Interviewed by his former student ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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In this presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Scottish-born writer Margot Livesey talks about her evolution as a reader and writer, and s...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Looking through old photos elicits a myriad of feelings.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:26
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An alternative take on Valentine's Day.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:55
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Guggenheim Fellow Charles Harper Webb reads from his collection of essays, A MILLION MFAS ARE NOT ENOUGH and shares poetry from his earlier books, ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Dynamic duo Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon share their event-turned-anthology, "Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We continue Joe's book club with Dennis Dunnaway's, "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group."

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KSRQ, WYAP, KRSC and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Nick Twemlow, poet
Nick Twemlow navigates the often bizarre and alienating world of the modern office.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Black History Month concludes with the Past American Voice of essayist and fiction writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016). In this archive recordi...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode features a conversation with Peter Heller about his sophomore novel, Celine. He also reads short selections from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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In the second half of our conversation with former California Poet Laureate Al Young, he shares more from his book SOMETHING ABOUT THE BLUES: AN UN...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, the first Chicano U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera shares poetry from his books, i...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know!!! Featuring Author Nicholas Stanton, Rapper Thraxxup, and The Revenant, now a major motion p...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
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Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, the poet Kwame Dawes is now the editor of Nebraska's literary magazine, PRAIRIE SCHOONER. He reads from his bo...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Composer, musician and writer Michael Hearst, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author KEVIN BARRY, author A.M. Homes, and music from Michael Hearst.

Bought by KUT, KCPW, KSRQ, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Composer, musician and writer Michael Hearst, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author KEVIN BARRY, author A.M. Homes, and music from Michael Hearst.

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KWMR, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Author M.K. Asante , Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Authors T.C. BOYLE, M.K. ASANTE, IAN DOESCHER, and music by TANYA DONELLY.

Bought by KSRQ, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jonathan Coulton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author/artist MOLLY CRABAPPLE, Chef CHRISTINA TOSI, musical guest JONATHAN COULTON.

Bought by KUT, KCPW, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jonathan Coulton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author/artist MOLLY CRABAPPLE, Chef CHRISTINA TOSI, musical guest JONATHAN COULTON.

Bought by WCPN, KSRQ, Rhythm & News Service, Spokane Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Filmmaker LYNN SHELTON, Essayist STACY BOLT and musical guests THAO and the GET DOWN STAY DOWN.

Bought by WCPN, KUOW, KUT, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Filmmaker LYNN SHELTON, Essayist STACY BOLT and musical guests THAO and the GET DOWN STAY DOWN.

Bought by KVNF, Rhythm & News Service, KSRQ, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Author and musician James McBride, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author JAMES McBRIDE, Editor of Found magazine DAVY ROTHBART and musical guests WILD ONES

Bought by KUOW, WCPN, KUT, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Thomas Fox Averill
Thomas Fox Averill's novel RODE was named the 2012 Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy Museum, Based on the American song "Tennessee ...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Director of C.O.G., Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Director of C.O.G., a film based on the David Sedaris memoir, KYLE PATRICK ALVAREZ Poet and author of the recent Fall Ill Medicine, CARRI SEITSING...

Bought by WCPN, KUT, KCPW, and KUOW


  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 4