What you need to know about PRX’s move. Plus, we have worked with stations and producers to bring you some incredible exclusive documentaries for 9/11.
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August 30, 2011
PRX: Outta Here
Hi friend of PRX,
There are reports the astronauts might abandon the space station because of ‘supply shortages.’ NOT TRUE! It turns out PRX is moving offices next week and, we can’t spill the beans, but let’s just say our new digs have a much improved view.
Our displacement is nothing compared with what thousands of families face in the wake of Hurricane Irene and other calamities:
You’ll hear archival audio from listeners about the Towers and the lower Manhattan neighborhood plus poignant recordings by those who died. Narrator and writer Paul Auster presents a fresh essay to close the special.
Plus, exclusively from PRX:
Living Nine Eleven from WNYC: How the attacks changed the lives of kids, adults and survivors in the last 10 years in an evocative, sound-rich hour.
All Available Boats: Producer David Tarnow presents a verite’ portrait of the brave boat crews who evacuated thousands of people from the panic of lower Manhattan. An historic event never before chronicled.
We Were on Duty from Richard Paul is a powerful tale of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon from survivors, witnesses and others. He captures the horror of that day in this classic from 2002.
10 Years Later: William Harvey’s Reflections on 9/11: The story of a young Julliard student who wrote an essay inspired by the workers and volunteers he met on 9/11. Ten years later, he is living and working in Afghanistan and sharing his music with the people there.
The award-winning American RadioWorks team is out with a new documentary series especially timed for the start of a new school year. Focus on Education explores provocative questions from pre-school to college. Each program is an hour long with a news hole:
Public media powerhouse WGBH has an iPhone app, made by us. Get it now!
Congrats to our buds at Sound Opinions for producing 300 shows. They are still standing! From PRX and WBEZ. Works on news AND music stations.
Mark your calendars for PRPD:
Nick Spitzer and American Routes will kick things off. Want the show? Talk to PRX! Jim and Greg from Sound Opinions will be there later in the week. And PRX crew will definitely be spicing things up.
PRX, Inc. is a non-profit corporation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. PRX was created through a collaboration of the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media, and continues to receive support from public radio stations and producers, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Knight Foundation and Google Grants.