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JonesBullied Takes Off

Jones posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 | Blog, PRX | No Comments

Way back in the fall of 2010, when we first started talking to the Generation PRX network about creating an hour-long youth special on bullying, we knew we were on to something.

Over the past several years, GPRX has collaborated with stations (KUOW, WBEZ, NHPR) and youth producers to tackle issues ranging from immigration, to parenting, to Black masculinity.  The shows – which bring a uniquely youth perspective to topics that young people experience first hand – have been PRX hits.

But this time?  We’ve been bowled over by pick up both on and off the radio.

GPRX's Jones Franzel talks "Bullied" on FoxNews.com

So far, Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX has been licensed by 16 different stations.  It’s been spotlighted on the Third Coast Festival library, written about on FoxNews.com and GPRX Director Jones Franzel was interviewed on Jonathan Hunts’ show on FoxNews.com (true story!)

Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX was funded by the Motorola Mobility Foundation and comes from (awesome, amazing) producer Catie Talarski, Connecticut Public Radio and PRX.  You’ll find the back story to how this ambitious special came together as well as individual posts from featured youth radio groups on generationprx.org.   We’re so proud of the work the whole team did, and gratified that the show is finding audiences far and wide.

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