PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: A young Gilbert Seltzer in uniform in October, 1942, after graduating from Officer Candidate School in Fort Belvoir, VA., Credit: Courtesy Gilbert Seltzer
104-year-old Gil Seltzer speaks with his granddaughter, Sarah Seltzer, about what it was like to be part of a top-secret deception unit in World Wa...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
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On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin recaptures her youth with the retirement community cheerleaders of Poms.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Harford Community Radio, KKRN, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tip McClure of the Estate Experts., Credit: Charles McGuigan
this is the conclusion of 2828 Story of a House. It’s about a man named Leroy Basham who hoarded for several decades, and the people who dug throug...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 22:09
Caption: Carter McClure of the Estate Experts in front of 2828., Credit: Charles McGuigan
2828: Story of a House is about hoarding, and two people who can make order of chaos and find treasure in trash. It's also about a man whose life w...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 26:05
Caption: Douglas Collier outside his cell, Credit: Greg Eskridge and Elisabeth Fall
Douglas Collier is a life-term inmate at San Quentin State Prison. For years he shared a 9'x4' foot cell with his friend Tony, a fellow inmate -- u...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 17:52
Caption: Triptych photo illustration, Credit: Doug Dobey.
For the longest while I would think of my mother as a husk like the shell left behind by a cicada, all the internal meat gone, just a crisp skin re...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 27:38
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An audio essay that combines science, personal moments, and the wit and wisdom of four 100-year-old (and up) women.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
Caption: Herman (L) and John Heyn
Herman Heyn tells his nephew, John, about spending almost three decades as a street corner astronomer, giving passers-by the chance to look through...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WTJU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Sydney Bernstein talks synchronicity, metaphysics, and why the universe may be resonating in b-flat.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 18:32
Caption: A resident of Okinawa, Japan, Credit: Landscapes of Longevity
Blue zones are areas of the world where people live longest. Architects studying these “Landscapes of Longevity” say that our surroundings have mor...

Bought by KENW and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Wine expert Narsi David, Credit: Reese Erlich 2014 (c)
Reese Erlich unravels a family tale and explores old wine making as he opens a mysterious magnum of Sebastiani Barbera.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nellie Kenyon , Credit: Nancy Klingener
Final advice from a bowling teammate has one veteran of a candlepin bowling league reconsidering whether to retire.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, WCAI / WNAN, WXDU, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 25, 2014
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 6
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Nearly everyone has strong emotional connections to music, and one man realized that our relationship to music might improve the quality of life fo...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Already a few weeks into the year, it might feel too late to make (or keep) resolutions—eat less sugar, watch less TV, or maybe, start running. Rep...

Bought by KENW, KSKA, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 3
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This journey begins in the deepest recesses of the human brain--the hippocampus, and ends in the memory support unit of a retirement community. It'...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 27:22
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Destination DIY profiles two families who live the DIY lifestyle every day by growing and making most of what they need.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing ...

Bought by Wild Planet Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Nearly everyone has strong emotional connections to music, and one man realized that our relationship to music might improve the quality of life fo...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2013
  • Length: 15:46
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Nurys Ortiz, 58, of Washington Heights, left the Dominican Republic ("DR") to work in a NYC factory when she was 17 years old. Ortiz started cooki...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Nancy Soong, 90, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the foods of her childhood in Hong Kong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Olga Colon., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Olga Colon, 86, of Manhattan's Lower East Side, arrived in New York City -- from Puerto Rico -- when she was 18 years old. Over the years Colon ma...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls h...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
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One block from my apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Raz...

Bought by KFAI, The Story, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: My Transistor Radio, Credit: Web file photo
My Transistor Radio is a retrospective spotlighting “Dance and Romance” teen music from 1950s and 60s A-M Radio. MTR is attempting to examine why ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 11, 2011
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1