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This American Life (Series)

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2204: REVEAL, 1/28/2022

From Latino USA | Part of the Latino USA series | :00

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Reveal Weekly (Series)

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804: After Ayotzinapa Chapter 2: The Cover-Up, 1/22/2022

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00

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The second chapter of our three-part investigation into the abduction of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in 2014 digs into the government cover-up of the crime. 


Weeks after the disappearance, the Mexican government released its official story: Corrupt police had taken the students and handed them to members of a local gang. The gang had killed the students, then incinerated their bodies at a garbage dump. But parents of the students had their doubts. International experts begin to dismantle the government’s explanation of what happened to the young men.  


One question hanging over the families is why their sons were taken. Thousands of miles away from where the attack took place, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent thinks he knows why the students were targeted.  


The disappearance of the 43 students is part of a larger pattern of violence in Mexico, connected to the U.S. war on drugs. By the time the Ayotzinapa students were ambushed and taken, some 30,000 people had gone missing in Mexico, collateral damage in the war on drugs. Almost no one was prosecuted—instead, Mexican institutions were becoming a part of the corrupt narco system. 

The Moth Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by The Moth

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2202: A Place at the Family Table, 1/25/2022

From The Moth | Part of the The Moth Radio Hour series | 53:58

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After her sari ceremony and debutante ball, Swapna Kakani realizes what coming of age really means.
Roz Chast isn't sure where to lay her parents to rest.
Zellia Enjoli Tatiana role of "older sister" gets put to the test.
Adam Wade is an awkward teen who spends every weekend with his adoring grandma and her sister.

Snap Judgment Weekly (Series)

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1304: Rooty the Pig, 1/20/2022

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Rooty-sq_small Rooty isn’t like most farm pigs, she’s a city pig. This 300-pound Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is a New Orleans girl. But when Hurricane Katrina hits, everything and everyone in Rooty’s world is threatened. Plus, Glynn's fond memories of chickens and a fish whisperer. Snap Judgment presents, “Rooty the Pig.” Stories of bravery and friendship.

PRX Remix Select (Series)

Produced by PRX Remix

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Remix Select: Episode 559, 1/19/2022

From PRX Remix | Part of the PRX Remix Select series | 59:00

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  • How Musical They Sound
    PRX Remix Music
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  • Light of Freedom
    Smithsonian's Sidedoor
    00:26:27
  • Twin Towers Peace Meditation
    Michael Joly
    00:00:28
  • Archie Jameson
    Out of the Blocks
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  • Tape For You
    PRX Remix Roll Tape
    00:00:34
  • How Do You Say Anne Frank in Tigrinya?
    Israel Story
    00:13:59
  • Gray Wolf
    This Is Love & National Wildlife Foundation
    00:01:46
  • The Things They Carry- Captain Jason Pace
    Jake Warga
    00:03:30
  • Revolving Door
    Chris Attaway
    00:03:59
  • Pythagoras - Music and Math
    Timeline
    00:02:59
  • Victor Oscar
    Conet Project
    00:00:25
  • Common Cause
    Common Cause
    00:00:29
  • Remix Sonic ID
    Remix
    00:00:06

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio (Series)

Produced by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

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522: Sidewalk Salad: Foraging with Alexis Nikole Nelson, 1/20/2022

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 54:00

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small This week, we chat with TikTok star and expert forager Alexis Nikole Nelson about the most delicious weeds in your backyard, the joys of mushroom jerky and her cross-country journey to make seaweed panna cotta. Plus, Kevin Fortey takes us inside the competitive world of giant vegetable growing, J. Kenji López-Alt reveals the secret to perfect French fries, and we make Italian Flourless Chocolate Torta. (Originally aired on August 12, 2021. Available for rerun January 20-27, 2021.)

Alt.Latino (Series)

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A Cuban Soul Singer Walks Into A Colombian Party, And The Bass Drops

From NPR Music | Part of the Alt.Latino series | 28:59

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On this show...a mix of Cuban soul, Colombian dance, Mexican-American hip-hop and a way cool mix of vintage Latin pop music that Felix 'discovered' (don't ask).