PRX: When the skies fall…

Up now: A bunch of new Radio Diaries docs from Joe Richman and Co. Plus picks for Women’s History Month.

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February 20, 2013

PRX: When the skies fall…

Hi friend of PRX,

It isn’t just Russian meteors that humble us. You know what it’s like: you need a quick story to fill out a program, or a special for this weekend, or an affordable limited series or maybe a new weekly show that you can’t find anywhere else. And you need it NOW.

No need to be a Chicken Little. PRX has tens of thousands of choices: you can find weekly shows and limited series on this page — from bluegrass to The Moth, music programs and much more. Try Advanced Search to filter by length, topics and more.

PRX — we’ve got you covered when the universe goes crazy.

Women’s History Month

Picks for March and beyond.

  • Tina Fey hosts the two-hour The Hidden World of Girls from the Kitchen Sisters. Girl racers, girl hunters, coming-of-age stories and more. One of PRX’s most licensed pieces!
  • Many girls and women in China are undocumented so their families can try again for a boy. Meet those women affected by the one-child policy.
  • A woman set out to make the world better every day for a whole year.

Much more for Women’s History Month to the right under Timely Picks.

Radio Diaries
Audio History Project

Joe Richman and Co. mine gold!

  • One of the last songs that Johnny Cash recorded was called, “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”, which was actually written by a 12-year-old boy.
  • Strange Fruit: Voices of a Lynching: Poet and songwriter Abel Meeropol on the writing of that lament.
  • George F. Johnson was one of the nation’s leading welfare capitalists known for his labor policy, the “Square Deal”.
  • In the 1990s, Arch Coal began mining Pigeonroost Hollow. Now Jimmy Weekley is the last man on the mountain.
  • Asa Carter and Forrest Carter couldn’t have been more different. But they shared a secret.
  • November 23, 1936 was a good day for recorded music. Pablo Casals and Robert Johnson both made recordings that would change music history.

Generation Putin

Listen and share! The timely PRX special — Generation Putin — about Millennials in the post-Soviet Union, is now available for streaming distribution on SoundCloud.

Spread some good journalism and storytelling.

Other Good Stuff

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Timely Picks

Black History Month: Hours

Black History Month: Shorter Pieces

Black History Month: Series

Women’s History Month: Hours

Women’s History Month: Short Pieces

Women’s History Month: Series

Immigration & Reform

Guns & Mental Health

Exclusive Series

The Moth Radio Hour

True stories told weekly.

State of the Re:Union

Communities, experiences… life.

Sound Opinions

Rock weekly. Buried treasures this week!

Snap Judgment

Fate, fights, gratitude, Snap.

American Routes

The iconic program on the music of America.

Here’s The Thing

Alec Baldwin interviews icons like no one else.

WTF with Marc Maron

The hugely popular comedy podcast goes radio.

LA Theatre Works

Contemporary radio drama.

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.
Latitude News: Podcast and broadcast length; local and global perspectives.

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