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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13 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.


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Summer Praetorius has an unusual ability to find 4-leaf (and 5,6 even 7-leaf!) clovers.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2010
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Street Minister, River Sims
An oral history of the Polk Street neighborhood in San Francisco, as told by those who have called it home.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KCPW Salt Lake City, KZYX, KQED, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more

  • Added: Jun 12, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Two audio diaries: a street kid who decides to wise-up and a person born in the wrong body

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WFAE, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KGOU, KQED and more

  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
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First-person voices from all sides of adoption. Stories about living with questions and searching for answers.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WRVO Public Media, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KOSU, KQED and more

  • Added: May 21, 2010
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 23
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A musical from the bottom of the food chain ... billions of these microscopic luminescent creatures in every bucket of the salty sea.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Studs Terkel, America's greatest listener: A remembrance from those who worked with him.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WNMU-FM, WORT, KUPR low power FM, The WFMT Radio Network and more

  • Added: Apr 26, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 47
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What is it like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen?

Bought by WABE, HCC Radio The Dragon, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Mar 18, 2010
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Mar 03, 2010
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 12, 2007
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 26