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Caption: Samantha Broun with Ernest Preate , Credit: Associated Press
This is a story about a terrible crime and everything that followed. It’s an intensely personal documentary, but it extends into public life and in...

Bought by HowSound, WGBH Radio Boston, KTSW 89.9, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), WHYY and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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The economically depressed city of Flint, Michigan, is making headlines across the country because there’s something in its water that shouldn’t be...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Melissa in 2013., Credit: David Gilkey/NPR
As an 18-year-old raised in the foster care system, Melissa took NPR listeners along when she gave birth to her son Isaaiah. Over the past 16 years...

Bought by HowSound


  • Added: Jun 12, 2013
  • Length: 19:36
  • Purchases: 1
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An experiment in heartbreak, this piece was selected for PRX's first ever Second Ear.

Bought by KALW, HowSound, XRAY.fm, KFAI Minneapolis, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 11:45
  • Purchases: 6
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In this special hour from State of the Re:Union, we take listeners to a place that exists in every American city… but most of us have never seen th...

Bought by WRGY, KUER, WESM 91.3 FM, WJFF, WNPR Connecticut and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: Bruce's tattoo, Credit: Emily Hsiao
Emily Hsiao finds a man on Craigslist who wants his swastika tattoo covered up. And then she goes and meets him. **This is the clean version of th...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KFAI Minneapolis, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and KCRW


  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 13:13
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Third Coast winners receive this hand-crafted award, Credit: <a href="http://blog.prx.org/2014/02/criminal/">Kate Joyce</a>
Each year The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special t...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WRPI, WNIJ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KHNS and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 72
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20 years ago today (August 24th) Hurricane Andrew turned South Florida upside down. In this hour-long documentary, WLRN uses home videos, archival ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., 'The Sea', KUER, Lower Cape Communications, WRGY and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 10
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Doug Harlow isn't afraid to use his voice. He works as reporter in Maine and churns out seven, sometimes eight, articles a week. Doug is a born com...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Troy Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 4
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The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour pr...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KMXT, WEKU, KZYX, WRIR and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 63
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Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, as part of WNYC's "Decade: 9/11" coverage, this special explores people's most visceral a...

Bought by KICI Iowa City, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KUAF Public Radio, WRGY, KVMR and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 51
Caption: Claressa Shields, Credit: Sue Jaye Johnson
Boxing has been an Olympic sport since the time of the ancient Greeks. But only men have taken part. This year, that changes. For the first time ev...

Bought by WXDU, KUOW, PRX Remix, KGOU, KUT and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2012
  • Length: 15:53
  • Purchases: 7
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Michele Iversen photographs people through the windows of their homes at night without their knowledge.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUOW, HowSound, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 5
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The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour pr...

Bought by Prairie Public, KERA, WEZU, KOSU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 58
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A radio story about the peculiar life and voice of Kohn Ashmore, told by Andy Mills with the sounds of Hudson Branch.

Bought by KCUR, WNPR Connecticut, KUT, KUOW, HowSound and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 08:05
  • Purchases: 6
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The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour pr...

Bought by KMXT, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KBIA, WVPE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 64
Caption: Bridgette McGee holds a photo of her grandfather, Credit: Teri Havens
In 1951, Willie McGee was executed in Mississippi's traveling electric chair for raping a white woman. Six decades later, his granddaughter is on a...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KUT, WRPI, KUOW and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2010
  • Length: 22:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Every year, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools. Raised entirely in American culture, they finish high s...

Bought by KCUR, KSPB Pebble Beach, WHRV, XRAY.fm, KWIT and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: The Sleeping Fool, Credit: Cecil Collins Oil on canvas 1943
Art museum security guards spend their days in uniform, speaking quietly or not at all, surrounded by works of irreplaceable art. It may look easy...

Bought by PRX Remix, WNPR Connecticut, KFAI Minneapolis, KUT, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2010
  • Length: 10:22
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: This polaroid of Joel was given to Carol by her social worker when the adoption process was completed., Credit: Photo courtesy Carol Brobeck.
When Carol was 20, she gave her baby boy away for adoption. Twenty years later, the son, Joel, came looking. The two tell their story of reunion.

Bought by American Voices, KUT, SALTcast Podcast, KCRW, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Dec 15, 2009
  • Length: 10:25
  • Purchases: 8
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Hear the best and most illuminating radio stories of the year! The ninth annual Third Coast Broadcast, hosted by longtime public radio producer Gwe...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KGOU, Marfa Public Radio, KUNM and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 01:59:03
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Fidele Musafiri, DR Congo, Credit: Thomas Rippe
Gregory Warner profiles a freelance miner in the lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bought by WRPI, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, KUOW, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:51
  • Purchases: 6
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I learned how to write a break-up song to get over my break-up

Bought by WHRV, WHRV, WBUR's Listen Up, KMXT, KVNF and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2008
  • Length: 29:11
  • Purchases: 14
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WNYC Radio Rookie, Shirley Diaz's life has been shaped by the tragedy of her mother's murder and having been raised in several foster homes. To avo...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUT, PRX Remix, KUOW, YouthCast and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 8
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Searching For Farming's Future in its Past is part of a series produced by Rachel Leventhal for the NRDC about the impact individuals can make on t...

Bought by KUT, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Oct 07, 2008
  • Length: 09:41
  • Purchases: 3
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A father and son have a contest to take the best pictures of their dying grandpa, the result is an up-close portrait of death.

Bought by KUOW, PRX Remix, KUT, KVNF, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 6
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A year in the life of a South African teenager.

Bought by WUTC, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes, WRNC-LP, KPFA and more


  • Added: May 30, 2006
  • Length: 27:09
  • Purchases: 17

  • Added: Nov 27, 2006
  • Length: 15:45
  • Purchases: 5
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A secret shared between 10 year-old girls becomes evidence in a court case 20 years later. Jody Porter knows how important it was to share the burd...

Bought by Vocalo.org, KXOT Public Radio, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 22, 2005
  • Length: 13:05
  • Purchases: 3
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The exhiled son of Ghana's former emir, king of the Muslim people, remembers the song his father listened to as he carried the burden of leading Gh...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, KCUR, and KZYX


  • Added: May 15, 2006
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 4
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After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) - and after years of fertility treatments - Suzanne, a single woman in her forties, decided to ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KVSC, KMXT, HowSound, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2005
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 16
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Four years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he became president of South Africa. And yet, those 4 years were among the bloodiest and ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WDBM, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KHSU and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:44
  • Purchases: 7
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Introduction by Nelson Mandela to the series, Mandela: An Audio History

Bought by KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 11, 2008
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Jul 16, 2008
  • Length: 12:02
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Jun 26, 2004
  • Length: 58:44
  • Purchases: 45
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Part 5 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:46
  • Purchases: 11
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Part 4 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes, KCUR and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:46
  • Purchases: 9
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Part 3 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes, KCUR and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:53
  • Purchases: 9
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Part 2 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 10
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Part 1 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, PRX Remix, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 14:01
  • Purchases: 13
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A small town in rural Maine recalls the impact of a beached whale on their community.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, HowSound, PRX Remix, The Story, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2005
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 21
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Award-winning documentary marking the 40th anniversary of on the shootings at Kent State University in May 1970. It's been called the day the Viet...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KFCF FM, WCPN, WCPN, and KSFR


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Award-winning documentary from Lost & Found Sound, produced by Christina Egloff with Jay Allison

Bought by WRFA-LP, WFHB, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WUTC, KVSC and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2003
  • Length: 19:17
  • Purchases: 35