PRX: Informing the Debate

What do post-Soviet countries, clandestine kitchens, and 1913 all have in common? They’re all subjects of cool new specials on PRX.

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PRX Station Newsletter
January 15, 2013

PRX: Informing the Debate

Hi friend of PRX,

The gun debate once again is front and center. It’s not an intellectual exercise; passion fuels the issue as much as facts. Here are some stories we think provide some good perspective:

Arm listeners…with facts and context.


Black History Month

Specials, series, and segments for Feb.

  • Race and the Space Race: How the greatest technical achievement in the last 50 years advanced civil rights. Narrated by Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space. From Richard Paul and Soundprint.

Much more to the right under Timely Picks

Inauguration Ideas

For Jan. 20 and beyond

Pieces about President Obama and about the issues he may face in his second term.

More for the inauguration

Specials Galore

  • What’s happening in post-Soviet Russia? Unemployment. Crime. Dissent. Greed.

FREE: Generation Putin is an hour special on young people and politics in the former Soviet Union. Hosted by Brooke Gladstone and freshly reported by the Seattle Globalist.

  • The avant garde art world pushed into the mainstream 100 years ago. Culture Shock 1913 captures the intensity, from Sara Fishko and WNYC.
  • Coming soon from the Kitchen Sisters: Hidden Kitchens: The Raw and the Cooked, an hour-long journey into the world of clandestine cooking, rituals, and traditions. With host Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand.

Other Good Stuff

  • Youth radio producers shared an impressive 452 (!) new stories on PRX in 2012. Here are Generation PRX’s favorites, showcasing what we think makes youth radio great: honest, format-breaking and original work.

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Timely Picks


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John Barth

Chief Content Officer at PRX