PRX Goes Greek

Timely docs: growing up undocumented and the anatomy of a sentencing hearing for a juvenile. And on the lighter side, KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.

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PRX Station Newsletter
June 19, 2012

PRX Goes Greek

Hi friend of PRX,

In an announcement today that calmed European markets, PRX said that it is buying Greece. “We hope this settles things once and for all,” said Jake Shapiro from PRX.

Using a combination of a Kickstarter campaign and money from the Public Media Accelerator, PRX pledged to make Greece more digital. “‘Digital’ has Latin origins, but if the Greeks want to claim it as theirs, okay!” said Shapiro. Crowds in Athens were ecstatic as every citizen got a starter account on PRX. PRX reports that Spartans were being most aggressive about uploading already.

By Zeus!

Timely & Excellent

From Long Haul Productions

American Dreamer: Sam’s Story follows a young undocumented musician who was brought to the US as a child and does well in high school, but struggles to attend college. Winner of 2010 Third Coast Competition Radio Impact Award.

Should a teen go to jail for life? The Case of Charles Lewis, Jr follows the anatomy of a sentencing hearing for a juvenile in Michigan facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.

PRX Gives Projects a Kick

PRX just launched a curated page on crowd-funding site Kickstarter so we can help promote projects!

Currently we’re featuring successful past projects to showcase various ways public media organizations have used Kickstarter.

And, we’re featuring Blank on Blank, which just launched their own project. Blank on Blank turns lost interview audio into a podcast and radio show, and wants to gather 30 new interviews in 30 days. Got tape? Submit! Help them create an archive of American interviews.

Any other folks out there with campaigns, please drop us a line.

Full Kickstarter announcement | FAQ

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

Fun series for summer

KCRW’s DJs invite an array of cultural personalities to share songs that have inspired and moved them. Their picks will surprise you!

You can air the pieces above on your station… and now you can get KCRW DJ picks to listen to while you work! KCRW’s PRX-built Music Mine app is now on streaming music service Spotify.

Other Good Stuff

  • The Third Coast Competition is on. Submit your best work.
  • More timely specials:
    • Groundwork: Democracy at the local level around the U.S. Hosted by Scott Simon | From John Biewen/Center for Documentary Studies | Available now
    • Go For It: Life Lessons from Girl Boxers: Women are boxing in the Olympics for the first time. A fascinating and important story. From Marianne McCune/Sue Johnson/WNYC/PRX | Available soon
    • Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: Celebrating Woody’s centennial on July 14. From American Routes | Available June 27 | Free to all stations, even non-subscribers

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Timely Picks

Pride Month – June


Independence Day

Exclusive Weeklies

The Moth Radio Hour

Season 6 is here. Air window is open now.

Sound Opinions

This week: Best albums of 2012 so far.

State of the Re:Union

New season, new cities…and comics!

Snap Judgment

Fate, fights, gratitude, Snap.

American Routes

The iconic program on the music of America.

WTF with Marc Maron

Perfect for summer. New shows.

How to Do Everything

Half advice show, half survival guide.

LA Theatre Works

Contemporary radio drama.

Vinyl Cafe

Stories about the world’s smallest record store.

Moyers & Company

Weekly insight into issues that matter.

America’s Test Kitchen

No-nonsense food and dining.

Public Radio Remix

Are you listening yet?

PRX Podcasts

99% Invisible: A show about design with Roman Mars.
HowSound: What’s behind great radio?
Blank on Blank finds lost interviews. You listen.
YouthCast: The next generation of sound.

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John Barth

Chief Content Officer at PRX

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