Atlantic Public Media

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APM's Mission "To honor the ideals of public broadcasting at the local and national level through creative and experimental approaches to program production, training, and distribution. To explore ways to act as a positive catalytic force in the communities we serve, using all appropriate media for the exchange of perspectives, the stimulus of the imagination, and the celebration of our inherent diversity."

APM's History
Atlantic Public Media was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1993 (originally named Cape and Islands Community Public Radio) to create a new public radio service for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. For seven years, founder Jay Allison and a band of zealots pushed this along at the local and federal level. In 2000, with WGBH-Boston supporting and adopting our effort, WCAI and WNAN finally went on the air. Amen. APM has now evolved into a production and training organization, focusing on public media, particularly public radio, founding projects like, This I Believe, The Moth, and many others, including this one, PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.


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Radio stations in Coastal Massachusetts and in the Gobi Desert get to know each other.

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73 Pieces

From the Encyclopedia of Life: the wonders of nature—right outside your back door and halfway around the world. In our new season of audio broadcasts, we’ll be learning about life as small as yeast and as big as a bowhead whale.

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A series of hours about the intersection of people and the natural world

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A movement to build a new food story is growing. In each 5-part series of The Shift, Elspeth Hay connects us with people reimagining the systems that sustain us.

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14 Pieces is the public radio website dedicated to helping people tell their own stories. Transom offers the tools, the techniques and the encouragement to get those stories on the air and help public radio fulfill its mission. From time to time Transom creates special hours for broadcast. These are generally stories we're not hearing on traditional broadcast outlets and often the voices of those we don't hear from at all.


Caption: Actors from Developed to Death, a mystery dinner theater show from the Civic Standard in Hardwick Vermont. The mission of the Civic is to give neighbors excuses to get together, even if someone had to die before the salad course. , Credit: photo by Terry J. Allen.
"The Civic Standard" chronicles the making of a unique theater production in Hardwick, Vermont. "Developed to Death" is a play about Hardwick and w...

Bought by KWGS, Prairie Public, KALW, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Artwork by Carla Kihlstedt, Credit:
War correspondents are charged with reporting from the frontlines. Putting themselves in risky situations, documenting, and sharing what they see f...

Bought by WFAE, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KWMR, WCQS, WXXI Rochester and more

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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When COVID-19 struck, Producer Erica Heilman was looking for a way to be useful. She wasn't needed to make school lunches or volunteer at the hosp...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WBEZ, KSFR, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KLCC and more

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Aminata Tejan-Thomas, Saidu Tejan-Thomas and Saidu Tejan-Thomas, Jr., Credit: courtesy of Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr
Saidu Tejan-Thomas is a young poet. For a long time, he had a story he needed to tell: an homage and apology to his mother. It's a tragic love stor...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 38:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Franz Wright
What if you have a story that's really complicated, and you have 546 tapes to listen to, and you get obsessed and don't know where to stop? All of ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KFAI Minneapolis, WRVO Public Media, KUT, WYSO and more

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 11
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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A remarkable half-hour of insights into a hospital’s most traumatic and intimate moments. A Transom Radio Special produced by Sam Slavin with Viki ...

Bought by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, KOSU, and KGOU

  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Some of Delta 187 Rakassans
We've Never Been The Same: A War Story is the story of one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed. Produced by Adam Piore and Ja...

Bought by Hawaii Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, Prairie Public, WRGY and more

  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:28
  • Purchases: 112

  • Added: Apr 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 2