PRX Hangs up the Shorts

This week’s picks for stations: diplomacy and war, AIR events at the PRPD conference, and the High Holy Days.

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PRX Station Newsletter
September 3, 2013

PRX Hangs up the Shorts

Hi friend of PRX,

Summer gone already? The school buses ruined the morning commute. Co-workers with that last weekend tan of the year-look groggily attended the staff meeting. The Fall catalogs came Saturday full of fleece. It’s enough to make you a fan of global warming. Too early, we say!

Happy Halloween. ;-(

Diplomacy and War

Various perspectives

  • Backstory gives us the history on ethics in warfare. Updated to reflect the conflict in Syria.
  • The Air Force practice-flies its premier attack drone over upstate New York.
  • NPR’s Kelly McEvers’ intimate portrait of the sacrifices war correspondents and their families make.

Reality Radio

Meet AIR and Indies at PRPD

Be there! AIR has many events at the PRPD conference Sept. 17-19th, including a Mingle with former WBEZ Manager Torey Malatia and Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington.

Check out the AIR event schedule.

Get ready with Reality Radio, a popular special on PRX from AIR that celebrates tales from some of public radio’s most venerated independent story-makers — Ira Glass, The Kitchen Sisters, and Jay Allison.

High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

  • From classical gems to raucous klezmer fiddling, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares musical memories of the High Holy Days.
  • Stories Make the World is a doc celebrating the rich tradition of Jewish storytelling.
  • Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, Birthday of the World is music for both holidays: Parts One and Two.

More for the High Holy Days and Jewish history

Other Good Stuff

  • Coming Oct. 18: We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives. An hour-long special of never-broadcast vignettes of John F. Kennedy, hosted by Robert MacNeil.
  • It’s never too early to plan for Thanksgiving. Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast will be on PRX Nov. 18!
  • Coming Sept. 30: Preview the 75th anniversary broadcast of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds presented FREE by Southern California Public Radio. And, stay tuned for a companion special, telling the behind-the-story of that famous broadcast.

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Timely Picks

Suicide Prevention Month

Remembering 9/11

High Holy Days (Sept.)

Hispanic Heritage Month

Exclusive Series

The Moth Radio Hour

True stories told weekly.

State of the Re:Union

The fall 2013 shows are announced!

Sound Opinions

This week: An epic workout playlist.

Snap Judgment

Fate, fights, gratitude, Snap.

American Routes

The iconic program on the music of America.

Here’s The Thing

New fall episodes rolling in.

WTF with Marc Maron

The popular comedy podcast goes radio. New episodes are here.

LA Theatre Works

Contemporary radio drama.

PRX 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’s latest: Fidel Castro 1959: the Lost Interview.
Latitude News: Mexican, undocumented, and Mormon.

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John Barth

Chief Content Officer at PRX