PRX: Staying Cool

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July 27, 2010

PRX: Staying Cool

Hi friend of PRX,

The broiling temperatures bring to mind Dorothy Parker’s question: ‘What fresh hell is this?’

It’s Summer 2010, when you can ponder the impact of global warming, praise air conditioning, appreciate clean water, and enjoy this classic public radio piece about summer in the city.


Back to School | Women’s Equality Day | New Tunes
Plan Ahead | Other Good Stuff

Back to School 
A head start on programming

Schooled: Teens’ Stories About American Public Education
KUOW | 00:55:59
How modern education looks to teens. Produced by KUOW from some of the best youth-produced pieces on PRX. Hosted by Amina Al-Sadi, a 20-year-old senior at the University of Washington.

Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students
Nancy Solomon | 00:55:59
Suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but are not getting the same results with black and Latino students. Winner of a 2010 Peabody Award, this documentary tells the story of a suburban high school that is struggling to close the minority achievement gap.

Nick: Home School to High School
Joe Richman/Radio Diaries | 00:16:53
Fifteen-year-old Nick shares a turbulent year in his life, growing up and trying to make friends. This touching account will take you back to the drama of high school.

Rebuilding Detroit’s Schools: A Tale of Two Cities
Michigan Radio | 00:59:01
Can Detroit’s schools be fixed? Michigan Radio spent months looking at how New Orleans’ school reform efforts could benefit Detroit and other cities.

Women’s Equality Day 
August 26

Votes For Women!
Sandra Sleight-Brennan | 00:58:02
2010 is the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Award-winning producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan’s documentary uses song, interviews, re-creations of events, and comments from historians to bring the suffragists’ stories to life.

It’s Right For Me
Caitlin Allen/Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 00:06:46
Alice Loesch has lived through a century that saw some of history’s most sweeping changes in the lives of women. But Alice didn’t spend her younger years marching for the vote or fighting for rights in the workplace — she found her liberation in a more personal way.

New Tunes 
Summer jams

House of Blues Radio Hour: Elvin Bishop
Ben Manilla | 00:59:00
Host Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd) welcomes back his old friend Elvin Bishop to talk about Red Dog Speaks, Elvin’s latest, and to reminisce about coming up in the Chicago blues scene of the ’60s. Includes music by The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Derek Trucks and more.

Series: Folk Alley
WKSU | Two 00:59:00 weekly programs
Folk Alley host Jim Blum presents an eclectic mix of the best in folk, roots and Americana music from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive Folk Alley recordings. Free to a good home.

Plan Ahead 

Other Good Stuff 

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Back to school image by Elephi Pelephi. Votes for Women image from Library of Congress. Guitar image by ruler3kingdoms.

Published by

John Barth

Chief Content Officer at PRX

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