PRX - Curated Playlists


Caption: Hip Hop Night in the Boys Unit (San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center) , Credit: Joseph Rodriguez

Tales from Inside: Juvenile Justice Stories

PRX Editors present a selection of pieces made by teens who have experienced incarceration first hand.
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News Station picks for May '10

Here are May picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

What Naomi listens for in news programming.

[everyone sing!] Take me out to the.....mixed marial arts match...geocaching....rock climbing wall....retired race horse farm....

This month, features on sports. But none...

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News Station Picks for April '10

Here are April picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

What Naomi listens for in news programming.

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Ever want to ask people with interesting or weird jobs what it's like? This month, a collection of stories that take you to a room full of 911...

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Shifting Gears: The Retooling of the U.S. Auto Industry

The global economic crisis and the U.S.-based credit collapse have pushed a challenged U.S. auto industry into uncertain territory. With approximately one in ten American jobs touched by the auto industry, how are communities feeling the affect of this transition? Over two, one-hour programs, ...
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Youth Poetry

Words from young people. Great for Poetry Month and more! Below are picks chosen by PRX editorial staff. You can see all youth poetry radio on PRX by using our search.
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Say "Ahhh!": Health Care Specials

Perspective on health care issues facing the U.S.: From Inside Out Documentaries with correspondent Rachel Gotbaum, the looming shortage of nurses, why you can't find a primary care physician, and the quality of end-of-life care. From reporter Karen Brown, a series on Massachusetts' new...

Caption: The Filmless Festival is presented by Chicago's <a href="http://thirdcoastfestival.org/">Third Coast International Audio Festival</a>

Did you miss the Filmless Festival?

The Third Coast Filmless Festival celebrated "storytelling, sound and the art of listening." Here are some of the pieces featured at the event.
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Fall Fundraising Soundbank

The Fall Fundraising Season is upon us! Take a moment to check out some of the great work your colleagues are producing across the country.

The full PRX.org Fundraising Soundbank is also a great resource of station and network based production aimed at making the case of listener support to...

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New Letters on the Air: Poetry Playlist

For National Poetry Month, we've chosen some favorites—new and old—from the archives of New Letters on the Air. Click here to see all of New Letters' pieces. Check out PRX's Poetry Month Editors' Picks.
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News Station Picks for March '10

Here are March picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

What Naomi listens for in news programming.

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Youth and the Economy

Looking for stories about kids, teens and young adults and the economy? Here are some curated pieces and programs. Also check out non-youth economy pieces.
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News Station Picks for Feb. '10

Here are February picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

"Hey, let the kids in!

"This month, I'm focusing on pieces by fresh, inspired, younger reporters and producers. Youth Radio. Radio Rookies. UNICEF. Youth Media Project. Many seasoned producers in the public...

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Series Ideas for Music Stations

Looking for new programming? PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik has some suggestions. Below are pieces from series that he recommends, plus notes on why he picked them and links to the full series.

A note from David:

"To every season...

"Do you have new priorities or a new vision for...

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News Station Picks for Jan. '10

Here are January picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

"This month, I've selected work by independent producers and reporters. These talents are not working for local stations or networks. There is some marvelous work out there. Take a listen. Whether being an...

Caption: Reporter, Chicago Daily News, 1922, Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/13877179@N00/3845448000/">John McNab</a>

News Station Picks for December

Here are the December picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

This month, a range of pieces in terms of format and time, but with a theme: compelling pieces about cultural stereotypes. Each of them gives listeners lots to think about, because each digs honestly into...

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News Station Picks for November

Here are the November picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

Learn about what Naomi listens for in news programming or nominate a piece for Naomi to consider.


Remember the basic questions of reporters? Who, what, when, where...and for many of us, the favorite...

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Music Station Picks for November

November picks for music stations curated by PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik of Virtuoso Voices.

Find out what David listens for in music programming.

Suggestions from David:

"Are you on Twitter? PRX is on Twitter — I've found it to be an invaluable programming resource, providing...

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Jack Kerouac

October 21st will mark the 40th anniversary of the passing of great American writer Jack Kerouac.
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News Station Picks for October

Here are the October picks for news stations from PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

A note from Naomi about this month's picks:

"This month's picks have a theme: words. 'Words?!' you say? I'm talking about pieces about words...the funny sounding ones, the curses, the ones we heard as a...

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News Station Picks for September

Here are the September picks for news stations from new PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

Naomi is the news director at WSHU Public Radio in Connecticut and a board member of PRNDI. Public radio is her second career — she came armed with experience in environmental science and...

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Music Station Picks For October

October picks for music stations curated by PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik of Virtuoso Voices.

Suggestions from David:

"Are you on Twitter? PRX is on Twitter — I've found it to be an invaluable programming resource, providing information and updates on new program that are available...

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Introducing The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate audiences with their honesty and bravery. PRX is thrilled to announce the debut of five pilot...
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Music Station Picks for September

September picks for music stations curated by PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik of Virtuoso Voices.

Suggestions from David:

"Are you on Twitter? PRX is on Twitter — I've found it to be an invaluable programming resource, providing information and updates on new program that are available...

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News Station Picks for August

Here are the August picks for news stations from new PRX News Format Curator Naomi Starobin.

Naomi is the news director at WSHU Public Radio in Connecticut and a board member of PRNDI. Public radio is her second career — she came armed with experience in environmental science and engineering,...