PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Christine Rodriguez celebrates with a student she is helping apply to college, Credit: Juliane Dressner
Personal Statement takes us into the lives of three public HS seniors who are determined to go to college and take their classmates with them.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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Free the Beaches tells the story of activist Ned Coll and his campaign to open New England’s shoreline to African Americans, as northern white fami...

Bought by WFHB, WYAP, Harford Community Radio, WMUU-LP, WCMU and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 10
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Free the Beaches tells the story of activist Ned Coll and his campaign to open New England’s shoreline to African Americans, as northern white fami...

Bought by KMUN, KMXT, WVAS, WLPR, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Lighting the Trail, Credit: Elaine Cawley-Weintraub
Guests include: Elaine Weintraub, Founder of the MV African American Heritage Trail, West Tisbury School students Tate Fairchild-Coppoletti and Lyl...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 32:36
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Darnell Moore, Credit: www.darnelllmoore.com
Darnell Moore the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. A story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with...

Bought by WVAS and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Adam Driver and John David Washington in Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'
Master filmmaker, trickster, provocateur, Spike Lee has been making bold and timely films for over three decades now. And with his latest, "BlacKkK...

Bought by WART FM, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
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An exuberant experience of conversation and singing. There are nearly 5,000 spirituals in existence. Their organizing concept is not the melody of ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Perry White III and Terry Wright
Percy White III tells his friend Terry Wright about his family’s time as sharecroppers on a Virginia farm.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 1
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Actors Key Meersman and Zachary Scott in The Young One (1960)
As with our recent show on the 1954 Salt of the Earth, here is another “forgotten film” that seems a kind of impossibility. Made by a Spanish filmm...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:31
Caption: Sarah M. Greer, Credit: Brena Greer
A decade ago, Sarah M Greer had just about enough with her job. So she quit, and enrolled in music school to study vocal performance. Now she is a ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Elmore James, Arthur Spires, and Johnny Williams.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Jooyoung Lee, Credit: Evan Doheny
This is the special 90-minute finale for our series A Targeted Divide. It’s called “What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives: Structural Violence, Firea...

Bought by KICI and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:28:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alex Kime
Sam Bailey is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Her credits include the Tribeca Film Festival recognized and Gotham Award. Produced by Alex Kime.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 18:50