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JakeThe WFMT Radio Network Moves Catalog to PRX

Jake posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Press Releases, PRX | No Comments

Today we are officially welcoming The WFMT Radio Network to PRX. The distributor and producer of dozens of series over hundreds of stations is now using PRX to distribute daily and weekly programs via our SubAuto system. Get all the detail in the press release below.


PRESS RELEASE
For information and interviews:
Patrick Kowalczyk, patrick@pkpr.com

WFMT Radio Network partners with PRX
in Comprehensive Distribution Agreement

Major independent producer and distributor of music and spoken word shifts entire
catalog to web-based broadcast distribution service

Chicago, Ill. (May 8, 2014). — The WFMT Radio Network announced today that it will begin delivering its entire catalog of programs through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

For over 40 years, The WFMT Radio Network in Chicago has been a major independent producer and distributor of classical, folk, jazz, and spoken word programming. The Network syndicates three daily programs, more than a dozen weekly series and several dozen specials each year aired by more than 300 stations (950 including translators and repeaters), reaching a cumulative 10-12 million listeners each week in the United States and 5-6 million listeners internationally.

PRX is public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of programs through a web-based platform that handles licensing, carriage billing, and metrics. PRX’s new subscription automation service (SubAuto) is already in use by hundreds of stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour, Sound Opinions, America’s Test Kitchen, American Routes, and other major programs. PRX has also expanded public media listening into new territories via its award-winning mobile apps and its PRX Remix stream.

“We are delighted to partner with PRX. Their innovative, user-friendly distribution tools will help us provide our U.S.-based affiliate stations with an even wider variety of programs in different formats, and to continue to expand our international production and distribution activities. The future has never looked brighter for us and we’re excited to be growing the Network in partnership with PRX,” said WFMT Radio Network Director of Syndication Tony Macaluso.

“The WFMT Radio Network is the source of an incredible catalog of arts and spoken word programming, and we are excited to join forces to extend its reach,” said PRX CEO Jake Shapiro. “PRX has built the bridge between broadcast and digital distribution, giving multi-faceted organizations such as The WFMT Radio Network opportunities to expand audience, impact, and revenue.”

The WFMT Radio Network will be moving off ContentDepot by July 1, 2014. PRX and The WFMT Radio Network are working with each station on the transition to the new service. Stations will not be charged any additional fees to access programs through PRX’s delivery system.

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About The WFMT Radio Network
The WFMT Radio Network currently syndicates three daily radio programs/networks (Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, the Beethoven Network, and the Jazz Network), more than a dozen weekly series (including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Salzburg Festival, Relevant Tones, and Fiesta) and more than two dozen specials and short series each year. The WFMT Radio Network has also been pioneering online streaming of radio archives, including a site devoted to the popular daily program Exploring Music and the forthcoming Studs Terkel Radio Archive, which will feature more than 5,000+ interviews conducted by Terkel during his 40+ years at WFMT plus new work based on the archive.

These programs are used by more 300 primary stations (950+ including translators and repeaters) plus major national radio networks in more than 50 other countries. The Network is also an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (one of just five U.S. members). All told, WFMT Radio Network programs reach between 10 and 12 million listeners (Nielsen verified) per week in the United States plus another 5-6 million listeners per week internationally.

About PRX
PRX is an award-winning nonprofit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring significant stories to millions of people. PRX.org operates public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use, including The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment (with NPR), and 99% Invisible. PRX Remix is PRX’s 24/7 channel featuring the best independent radio stories and new voices. PRX is also the leading mobile app developer for public media, with apps such as the Public Radio Player, Radiolab, This American Life, KCRW Music Mine, and more.

PRX was created through a collaboration of the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media, and receives support from public radio stations and producers, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Knight Foundation.


Erika LantzOur Second ‘Second Ear’

Erika Lantz posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 | Blog, PRX, Second Ear | No Comments

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Time sure flies. It’s been a month, and Second Ear is back.

Got a radio story you’ve been meaning to polish? Want some some fresh expert ears to listen to your piece? Send it our way. If chosen, you’ll get a private editing session, a blog post about your work, face time on our homepage—where stations scout for stories—and lots of social media love.

We’re open for submissions May 1-5. Just answer a few questions and send us a link. The process is painless and, well, darn fun.

Round one producers will be revealing their work soon! Follow @prx and #SecondEar on Twitter to hear the latest.

 

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AudreyPublic Radio Player Wins a Webby

Audrey posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 | Press Releases, PRX | No Comments

Pop the champagne, PRX just won a Webby Award for the Public Radio Player iPhone app! We were very excited to be nominated along with services like HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora, and we’re even more excited that a public radio app took the crown. Read the official press release below.

A big shout out to the amazing stations, programs and producers that power this free app. Find out what all the fuss is about and download the Public Radio Player here.

It’s been a good year for PRX and The Webbys – The Moth app (developed by us!) was named an official honoree and our PRX Remix app was a nominee.

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PUBLIC RADIO PLAYER NAMED BEST MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE MOBILE APP IN THE 18th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS;
Public Radio Player Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Web;

Cambridge, MA — April 28, 2014 – PRX announced today that its free Public Radio Player has been named the Best Media Streaming Service mobile app in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Founder of Tumblr David Karp, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Creator of the Gif Steve Wilhite, and mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper.

The Public Radio Player app for iPhone offers the best experience for streaming audio from hundreds of public radio stations and programs across the United States. Live, on demand, offline listening – it’s all free.

Top shows on the Player include NPR’s Car Talk and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, PRI’s This American Life and APM’s A Prairie Home Companion, and Marketplace. There is also fresh listening from PRX shows like The Moth Radio Hour and 99% Invisible. Or, just hit Play on PRX Remix for a continuous stream of the best stories from PRX.org.

“Our mission at PRX is to bring significant stories to millions of people through new distribution models,” said PRX CEO Jake Shapiro, “We are proud to have our efforts recognized, and excited about more Webby-worthy work in the PRX pipeline.”

The Public Radio Player will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. The show will be hosted by critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People’s Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.

About PRX:

PRX is an award-winning nonprofit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring significant stories to millions of people. PRX.org operates public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use, including The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment (with NPR), and 99% Invisible. PRX Remix is PRX’s 24/7 channel featuring the best independent radio stories and new voices. PRX is also the leading mobile app developer for public media, with apps such as the Public Radio Player, Radiolab, This American Life, KCRW Music Mine, and more.

PRX was created through a collaboration of the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media, and receives support from public radio stations and producers, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Knight Foundation.

ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.

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Erika LantzFoghorns and Your ABCs: Second Ear, Round One

Erika Lantz posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Blog, PRX, Second Ear | No Comments

Photo by Annie McEwen

Photo by Annie McEwen

We had so many great submissions to Second Ear—our monthly mini-workshop—we couldn’t pick just one. So we’re kicking it off with two producers. Congratulations, Annie McEwen and Claire Navarro!

Annie’s been working on “an experiment in heartbreak” with non-narrated meditation and metaphor. Claire hosts her own podcast about research at Washington University in St. Louis. They’ve got two different approaches to very different topics.

After listening on repeat and scribbling notes, we workshopped with both of them today. Annie and Claire are heading back to the studio for clipping and cutting and lots of re-writing. We’ll see what they come up with in two weeks.

You can track #SecondEar on Twitter to follow along. What would you like to hear in Draft 2?

 

Lily BuiPRX’s STEM Story Project 2.0

Lily Bui posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | PRX, STEM Story Project | No Comments

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It’s baaack! PRX is excited to announce version 2.0 of our STEM Story Project!

In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, PRX will be holding another open call for radio stories inspired by STEM topics: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We have a pool of $50,000 to distribute among multiple projects.

Last year, PRX funded 16 open call stories about STEM, with topics spanning forensics, poison, human echolocation, DIY spacesuits, and more. They aired on national shows and stations throughout the country.

Our prime directive (as Spock would say) is to:

• Unleash highly creative, STEM-based original stories and productions
• Educate and excite listeners about STEM topics and issues
• Tell stories and explain STEM issues in new ways

Have an idea for a story? Applications are open May 5, 2014. The guidelines and application are here. The DEADLINE for applications is May 27, 2014 at 11:59PM ET.

We held a webinar to answer questions on April 30. Here’s a recording.

Comment below or email your questions to stem@prx.org. But please read the application guidelines first.

Follow #PRXSTEM on Twitter for all the latest.

Thank you!

John Barth
Genevieve Sponsler
Lily Bui

The PRX STEM Story Project Team

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FAQ

What is PRXSTEM?

PRXSTEM is an open call for public radio stories about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Last year, PRX funded 16 open call stories with topics spanning forensics, poison, human echolocation, DIY spacesuits, and more. They aired on national shows and stations throughout the country.

Our goal is to:

• Unleash highly creative, STEM-based original stories and productions
• Educate and excite listeners about STEM topics and issues
• Tell stories and explain STEM issues in new ways

ELIGIBILITY

Who can apply for PRXSTEM?
We welcome any producers or writers with audio production experience to apply.

What if I don’t have audio production experience but want to submit a story?
We recommend that you either work with an audio producer to come up with a story proposal and to provide audio samples.

If I already received a grant last year, can I apply again this year?
Yes.

If I applied last year and didn’t get a grant, can I apply again?
Yes, but you must apply with a different story than the one you submitted last year.

THE APPLICATION

What do I need to include in my application?
We’re looking for a proposal of your story idea, two audio samples of your previous work, a proposed budget. See the application form here.

How long should my proposed audio story be?
We generally ask that the pieces be under 10 minutes. Shorter pieces tend to be more shareable and are licensed more often. Last year, the pieces ranged from 5 minutes to 11 minutes long.

How will proposals be chosen?
We will work with a team of science advisors to select proposals that best fit the project’s goals.

BUDGETS

What should I include in my budget?
Producer fees, engineering fees, travel expenses, and editor fees. If your proposal is chosen, we will contact you and work on your budget with you. See the application form here for detail.

PRODUCTION

Will you be giving me any guidance during the production process?
PRX requires at least one mandatory check-in during the production period to go over initial script drafts.

POST-PRODUCTION

What happens after the stories are done?
PRX will work with you to get the pieces licensed to different stations within our network as well as placed on blogs + other digital platforms.

DEADLINES

When is the deadline for the proposal and for production?
The proposal deadline is 5/27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Final drafts of produced pieces will be due by August 18.

AudreyFavorite Poetry Audio from Around the Web

Audrey posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | PRX | No Comments

Last year I made the claim that poetry is for everyone, especially radio lovers and I stand by that! This year I wanted to dig a little deeper and see what poets were doing with audio, whether it be podcasts, broadcast programs or archival audio footage. There’s so much amazing poetry to listen to on the web, here are some of my favorites.


The Gift
- Imagination is the seed of empathy – a centrally important function – and both the gift and burden of the writer, argues Kwame Dawes in The Gift from WBEZ.


What is Poetry?
- One of my all-time favorite pieces on PRX is this Carl Sandburg remix produced by Barrett Golding called “What is Poetry?”


State of the Re:Union Poetry Month Special
- Host Al Letson tells his personal stories of how poetry influenced his life and features some incredible slam poets from around the country.


Woodberry Poetry Room Recordings

- The Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard contains a landmark collection of poetry readings that have taken place at Harvard. You can listen online to many of them. Here are a few of my favorites:

- John Berryman, 1962, The Dream Songs

- Ezra Pound, 1939, The Cantos

- Amiri Baraka, 2013, Somebody Blew Up America

- Alice Notley, 2013, I Went Down There


Video Poems

- “On the Other Hand” by Lanny Jordan Jackson.

- Allen Ginsberg’s “Father Death Blues.”



Podcasts

- Voicemail Poems podcast:

- Poetry and club jams unite. Listen to the Pretty LIT podcast and read my interview with the producer, B.J. Love.


Got a favorite poem recording, poetry radio program or podcast I’ve missed? Let us know in the comments.


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Lily BuiWe’re Webby Nominees! Please Vote.

Lily Bui posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | PRX | No Comments


Webby_LogoAw, shucks.

As they say, “It’s an honor just to be nominated!” PRX has been nominated for not just one but TWO categories this year for the 18th annual Webby Awards.

We’re proud to be recognized for our mobile apps PRX Remix and the Public Radio Player.

***VOTE HERE and HERE to help us win the People’s Voice Award!***

In addition to nominees, the Webbys also name the top 15% entries as bona-fide honorees. We’re happy to also announce that The Moth app, developed by us, is one of these honorees! You can find the official list here.

Think of the Webbys as the Oscars of the Internet. The only difference is that YOU get to help turn these nominations into full-blown wins! This year, they received 12,000 entries from over 60 countries. Other nominees include SoundCloud, Stitcher, HBO GO, TED, Pandora, and more.

PRX is a Webby regular, with a past win and multiple honors and nominations. We’re thrilled that the recognition continues.

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Last year, over 2 million people cast their votes from over 200 countries and territories worldwide. We hope that you cast yours before April 24, 2014!

(I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t want to take one of these babies home?)

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GenevieveComing Soon: Studs Terkel in Conversation with American Poets

Genevieve posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Blog, PRX | No Comments

Coming soon from The WFMT Radio network, a new series called Studs Terkel in Conversation with American Poets.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a trio of short radio programs featuring some of America’s greatest 20th century poets in conversation with Studs Terkel. These programs explore how poetry channels voices from the past, propels fantastic voyages and dives deep into memory, childhood and the wild “backyards” of life. Robert Polito, president of the Poetry Foundation, guides this tour which features excerpts from Terkel’s archival talks with Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Howard Nemerov, Elma Stuckey and John Ciardi.

They’ll be posted here for listening and purchasing later this week!


AudreyPoetry and Club Jams Come Together in PrettyLIT

Audrey posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 | PRX | No Comments

April is National Poetry Month and I’ve been sniffing around the interwebs for places where poetry and radio meet. A poet friend of mine alerted me to PrettyLIT by BJ Love and when I saw the premise of the project, to be honest, I was a bit skeptical.

Poetry and club jams? I enjoy both, but I wasn’t sure what would happen when they came together. PrettyLIT features some of my favorite contemporary poets (as well as older recordings of poets like Elizabeth Bishop, Anne Sexton and e.e. cummings) reading their work over Kanye West, Aphex Twin, Prince and Madonna.

For all those out there that say they hate poetry, find it boring, are afraid of it, or would rather go to anything besides a poetry reading, PrettyLIT might be for you. It takes already really excellent readings and makes them…a little more fun, maybe a little less scary!

I wrote to BJ to find out more about his project and the connections he sees between poetry and radio.

Audrey Mardavich: Give me a little background about your project and how it got started. Why poetry, why club jams?

BJ Love: My honest, no bullshit answer to that question is…I thought it would be super-fun. And, I think, sometimes secretly, but most of the time quite publicly, all poets wish that reading their poems felt as good as dancing to a good club jam feels. Seriously, think of every time R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” has come on…that’s the feeling virtually every poet is after.

I guess like an alchemist, I’m just mixing a little gold in with my iron in hopes that I’ll finally be able to create that feeling in my audience.

I want people to feel that way with these poems…to hear the poet read them this crazy poem and feel connected to it in that dancing way that lets the listener know they are having the best time ever!

AM: How do you pick your poets and how do you pick your music?

BJ: In most cases, I have to solicit people pretty hard. The whole “literature, club jams,” concept seems too goofy, I think, to a lot of writers, and I get that. I think the worry is that I’m kind of taking the piss out them and their work, which couldn’t be further from what’s actually happening. I mean, once I get the poems, I listen to them 10-15 times…I literally just sit there and listen to them over and over and over. I memorize them, I start reciting them as I walk around, and eventually, I’ll be at the gym, driving around, or sitting in my office, and a song will come up that will snap a poem back into my head, and that’s how I know what I have to do. Occasionally though, I can hear a poem once and know exactly what song I should pair it with. That actually just happened with last episode; the poet Mike Young sent me a poem and within the first few lines, I heard Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer,” thumping back behind it…






AM: What made you want to take poetry and put it on the radio?

BJ: I love the idea of poetry invading those more passive spaces.

In most cases, if you want to interact with poetry you make the conscious decision to do so. You pick up a book. You go to a reading. You look up audio on the internet. But to have it just show up on the radio…I think that would blow a lot of people’s minds and totally remake the way we think about poetry in this country. I mean, every kind of literature has a best-seller list in the New York Times Book Review; non-fiction, graphic novels, romance…everything, that is, except poetry. But that’s a different conversation all together…

I guess I just want poetry on the radio because I don’t think that lack of interest necessarily has to be the case.

AM: What do you think making poetry and making radio have in common?

BJ: It seems to me that the biggest thing they have in common is the never-ending fight for your audience’s attention. Writers and radio makers, and probably teachers too (of which, I am now all three), have the weirdest relationships with their audiences…you love them and you need them, and yet, you’re always trying to distract them so you can get them to do what you want them to do…listen to what you’re trying to say. That, I think, is the toughest job in the world…trying to get people to pay attention to you in a meaningful way.

AM: What’s your favorite part of the PrettyLIT process?

BJ: The one thing makes me giddy every time is when a poem and a song finally click together. For every minute of audio you hear in PrettyLIT, there’s about an hour of finagling and staring at sound waves on my computer. I’ll move this phrase over 3/10ths of a second. Move it back 1/10th. Listen to it 5 times, and then put it back in its original position and listen to it another 5 times…but man, when it falls into place, finally, it takes every ounce of self-restraint for me to not upload that single track to Facebook right then and there. I love it…so much. It’s like recognizing where you’re at after you’ve been lost for the last 30 minutes…amazing.



AM: What can poetry do on the radio that it can’t do on the page?

BJ: I think it allows the interaction between author and audience to be a bit more honest and upfront. Interpreting poems, or any literature, is a necessarily isolating experience. One that I think most of us are intimidated by, I mean, I know I am. But having the author right there reading it to you, it feels much more open…as if there is nothing to be interpreted, it’s just someone talking to you, even if the statements are a tad more convoluted than usual.

I think that’s also why I choose to go with kinds of music I first became familiar with in clubs; dancing has always been scary to me. I’m tall and lanky and my body doesn’t move gracefully. I have been very aware of that since I was about 12, but when dancing stopped being linked to performance (as all things are when we’re young), and just became about looking all my friends in their eyes and laughing and wildly acknowledging that we were having the best time ever…well, dancing became my favorite thing to do.

I want people to feel that way with these poems…to hear the poet read them this crazy poem and feel connected to it in that dancing way that lets the listener know they are having the best time ever!

AM: True or false: are radio makers secretly poets?

BJ: True…and not so secretly. It’s all about conveying an image, or an emotion, or anything really, through language, without much help from the other senses. I think that is what I really like about hearing poems as opposed to reading them…our voices allow us to decipher so much more meaning from the work than just the words alone.

There are poems that barely registered with me emotionally when I read them in a book, but that I’ve wept listening to…that does work the other way though too; “At North Farm,” by John Ashbery is a great poem. It’s so full of wonder and excitement and reverie, and then to hear him read it, all fast as though it’s the tail end of a much more interesting thought that has run it’s course, is a total let down…so I kind of chopped and screwed that one when I put it in the podcast. I slowed it way down, gave it some space to breathe…and laid some Sir Mix-a-Lot underneath! I liked it a little bit more after that…

AM: What’s your favorite poem and what’s your favorite piece of radio you’ve heard?

BJ: My favorite poem(s) are Jack Spicer’s “Letters to James Alexander.” There’s an honesty to those poems that I find startling and comforting all at once. My favorite radio really depends on the week. I bounce between “This American Life,” “Radiolab,” and “99% Invisible.” Actually, I first heard “Radiolab” ON “This American Life,” and heard “99% Invisible” for the first time on “Radiolab.” I really like those shows because I feel they capture the rhythms of story, the beats of narrative better than anything I’ve ever heard…including good storytellers telling stories right in front of me over a few beers. If I have one hope for “PrettyLIT,” it’s that it becomes compelling in the way I believe those shows do; you love what you hear so much, that you can’t turn it off because you HAVE to hear what comes next.

But my favorite piece ever? That would have to be a chunk of audio they played on “Radiolab” where this guy is hiking and hungry and hasn’t eaten in days, and he comes across a cachet of candy he left behind months ago. As he’s digging it up he starts screaming and laughing and screaming and eating and laughing. I’ve never heard joy like that before…and when I finally did, I had to pull over because I couldn’t see through my stupid teary eyes any more.

AM: How can people contact you to be a part of PrettyLIT?

BJ:The best place to start is www.prettylit.org. There you’ll find this phone number: (912) 349-9676. You can always call in and leave a message with a poem or story, though, for the sake of sound quality, just record yourself on your computer or phone and email the file to me at bjlove1978@gmail.com.

…oh, and be sure to tell me who you are and where you’re from. I’d love to know a bit about you too.


Audrey Mardavich is a poet and also the Member Support and Administrative Associate at PRX. She runs the 2×2 Reading Series at Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge, MA.

BJ Love is the author of a few chapbooks, Michigander, being one, Yes, I’m Sure This Was a Beautiful Place, being another. He is a teacher at Savannah State University, and the co-host of Seersucker Shots, a reading series in Savannah, GA.

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JakeReveal Wins Peabody Award

Jake posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | PRX, PRX in the News | No Comments

The lead investigative story first featured in the pilot program of Reveal, a joint production of The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, has won a Peabody Award.

The story, reported by CIR’s Aaron Glantz, exposed opiate prescription abuse by the VA and the damage done to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. CIR’s extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act put hard data to the human impact and made possible a story for public radio, online and television.

More than 150 stations have aired the Reveal pilot. The second pilot has been airing on public radio since March.

“PRX is deeply honored to be part of this award with the talented journalists at CIR,” said PRX Managing Director John Barth. “We have listened carefully to stations and listeners and this Peabody is an affirmation that strong, investigative journalism will be at the core of Reveal.”

PRX and CIR are proud to be in the company of other award-winners announced today: This American Life, NPR, PBS and many others.

Full list of winners.


About Reveal
Reveal is an investigative public radio program for the 21st century, accompanied by web, mobile and social platforms that create a powerful level of content and audience engagement. Reveal will leverage the social web beyond promotional sharing to reach new audiences off the public radio grid and pro-actively engage them in the search for common cause and solution to the myriad problems identified and addressed through Reveal‘s reporting. Reveal intends to become a weekly program and is now in the piloting phase with stations and collaboration partners.

Reveal is a joint production of The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. PRX is the exclusive distributor of Reveal.

About PRX
PRX is an award-winning nonprofit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring compelling stories to millions of people. PRX.org operates public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use, including The Moth Radio Hour, Sound Opinions, State of the Re:Union, Snap Judgment, and WTF with Marc Maron. PRX Remix is PRX’s 24/7 channel featuring the best independent radio stories and new voices. PRX is also the leading mobile app developer for public media, with apps such as Public Radio Player, Radiolab, This American Life, WBUR, KCRW Music Mine, and more.

PRX was created through a collaboration of the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media and receives support from public radio stations and producers, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sloan Foundation.

About the Center for Investigative Reporting
Investigative reporting is an essential pillar of a democratic society. For more than three decades, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public. Today, we’re upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to tell the stories that make a difference and reach diverse audiences of all ages, across the aisle and worldwide.

CIR stories appear in hundreds of news outlets, including NPR News, PBS FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The Daily Beast and American Public Media’s Marketplace. CIR stories have received numerous journalism awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, George Polk Award, Emmy Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Its reports have sparked state and federal hearings and legislation, public-interest lawsuits and changes in corporate policies. For more information, visit cironline.org.

Reveal Credits

Host: Al Letson

Executive Producers: Ben Adair, Susanne Reber

Editors: Amy Pyle, Mia Zuckerkandel

Producers: Michael Montgomery (KQED), Michael Schiller,

Reporters: Aaron Glantz, Kendall Taggart, Ryan Gabrielson, Amanda Aronczyk

Data team: Agustin Armendariz, Aaron Williams, Michael Corey

Production assistance: Allegra Bandy, Stan Alcorn, Bianca Bruno, Julia Chan, Sharon Pieczenik, Ben Rosenthal

Mix engineer: Jim Briggs

RevealRadio.org: Mia Zuckerkandel, Sam Ward, Jaena Rae Cabrera, Christine Lee, Nikki Frick

Video producers: Michael Schiller, Adi Sambamurthy

Reveal is a co production of The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Public Radio Exchange PRX

Senior Management for PRX: Jake Shapiro, John Barth, Kerri Hoffman

Senior Management for CIR: Robert J. Rosenthal, Mark Katches, Joaquin Alvarado, Susanne Reber

Reveal was co created by: Ben Adair, Susanne Reber, Joaquin Alvarado, John Barth and Kerri Hoffman



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