PRX Gets Tan

Green radio of all kinds: St. Patrick’s Day, spring, and Earth Day. Plus, Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX is discussed on online cable news and airs on 15 stations. Read all about it after the jump.


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March 13, 2012

PRX Gets Tan

Hi friend of PRX,

It’s March. So naturally we are already breaking out the sun tan lotion and shorts.

Winter, what a concept.

It was colder in Austin most of last week than parts of the Northeast. PRX is more than celebrating this turn of events with featured pieces on spring and Earth Day below. A heads up that we have some programming flowers ready to bloom shortly: a special star-studded performance from LA Theatre Works on the gay marriage issue Prop 8; a free special from Sound Opinions on 1967 — a pivotal year in rock. And much more!

Put on those headphones. Crank the air conditioning. Summer listening is here!

-John


Spring Fling

Picks for the season & the planet

Try these for Spring and for Earth Day. More to the right under Timely Picks.

  • Baseball season is near. Celebrate with ballpark songs galore. (WFIU | 59:02)
  • Some real, live tweeting with the spring warblers of Illinois. Frog sounds, too. (Kevin Boucher | 06:19 and Encounters | 29:00)
  • CBC Radio’s Outfront presents four stories that are all about fields and ponds, love and loss. In short — the great outdoors. (53:28)
  • Climate change is already affecting coastal communities. Rise looks to the San Francisco Bay Area for answers. (Claire Schoen | three 59-min. pieces)

St. Patrick’s Listening

The other green radio

  • The story of two young boys from Dublin who decide to go on a “little” adventure…to New York. (RTE, Ireland | 39:01)
  • In a little-known chapter of American history, thousands of Irish Catholic children were taken from their families in NYC and sent West by train to live with Protestant families. (With Good Reason | 28:56)
  • Have you tried popular series Global Village? This special is devoted entirely to Irish music — including the latest releases from the Chieftains, John Doyle, Mary Black, Cathy Jordan and the Elders, and many more. (KMUW | 57:00)

More for St. Patrick’s Day


Bullying Stories

Straight from teens

Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX is now on 15 stations, and GPRX Director Jones Franzel was interviewed live on FoxNews.com today about the program (Fox article).

What makes Bullied so special? The hour-long program looks at bullying from an exclusively teen perspective. It features real experiences and real advice.

Produced in collaboration with Connecticut Public Radio/WNPR and funded by the Motorola Mobility Foundation.


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Timely Picks

Women’s History Month: Shorter Pieces

Women’s History Month: Hours

Women’s History Month: Music Specials

Earth Day: April 22

Poetry Month

Bullying Stories

Climate Change


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Spring image by Patrick Boury. St. Patrick’s image by Pierangelo Rosati.

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