PRX Saddles Up

A new season of Radiolab is here. Plus, great pieces from indie producers for World Refugee Day (June 20) and new series Latin Perspective.

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PRX Station Newsletter
June 12, 2012

PRX Saddles Up

Hi friend of PRX,

When PRX thinks of cowboys, with Dallas returning to TV, we don’t think of JR. The gritty real thing seems more like Gabby Hayes and Roy Rogers. Not richer than dirt, just covered-with-dirt cowboys.

PRX is all about authentic, too. We have StoryCorps stories, dozens of ’em, all free. Blank on Blank‘s newly discovered outtakes of real moments with well-known people. Intimate radio like this CBC story for Father’s Day. Radio with grit.



The new season is here

The walls are closing in…there’s no way out…and then, suddenly… there’s a new season of Radiolab!

Available free to NPR stations, Radiolab is back with its signature way of exploring science through conversation, storytelling, and sound.

This season: Games, Loops, Patient Zero, The Bad Show, Escape!, and more coming.

World Refugee Day

Raise awareness on June 20 and beyond

  • Washington is the 13th most populated state and has the 8th highest refugee population.

Hear the issues they face in the series Refugees in Puget Sound and Children of Refugees from Jessica Partnow.

Many more pieces on refugees

Latin Perspective

New to PRX

Latin Perspective from Tony Vasques covers classic and contemporary latin music. Episodes include a lot of history in addition to great tunes. Try these:

Many more in the full series

Other Good Stuff

  • What have we been up to besides giving great programming suggestions? Find out.
  • The Third Coast Competition is on and the early deadline is this Friday! Submit your best work.
  • The next Transom Story Workshop begins this fall on Cape Cod with master teacher Rob Rosenthal. Apply by June 15.
  • Coming soon:
    • Groundwork: Democracy at the local level around the U.S. Hosted by Scott Simon | From John Biewen/Center for Documentary Studies | Available June 15
    • 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 June 19
    • 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

Father’s Day – June 17


Independence Day

Exclusive Weeklies

The Moth Radio Hour

Season 6 is here. Air window is open now.

Sound Opinions

This week: Joe Nick Patoski on Willie Nelson.

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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Original cowboy image wikipedia. Trumpet image by aegishjalmur.

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John Barth

Chief Content Officer at PRX

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