We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

PRX - Pieces for Format: News Reporting Atom Feed

Can't find it? Try Advanced Search
View by:

129 results


Caption: This artist's sketch is based on the Curiosity rover in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, with proposed modifications based on the science definition team's recommendations. , Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The 2020 Mars Rover may be years away, but determining where it will land is already a hot topic among scientists and engineers. Many of the former...

Bought by KBBI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
A medical device built with aquarium pumps saves lives in developing countries.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Engineers produce mechanical prosthetic knees for patients in developing countries.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Aug 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest, fully-steerable telescope. It will be used in the Breakthrough Listen SETI initiative over the next 10 years., Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF
The Breakthrough Initiatives will pump $100 million into the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the next 10 years, vastly expanding humani...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
Can computer programs help people feel more comfortable sharing their personal problems?

Bought by WLPR and WABE


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Scientists take a close look at a single celled creature with a complex eye.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: July 6, 2015 color image of Pluto from New Horizons., Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
Two visits with the Planetary Society Senior Editor this week, as Emily first provides an update on the Rosetta comet mission and then returns with...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nina G at SOMArts, Credit: Jeremy Dalmas
It’s Thursday night and Nina G is about to get on stage for a comedy set. “I'm a little too overwhelmed to be anxious,” she tells me before taking...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 06:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Disco the talking parakeet., Credit: Courtesy of Judy Bolton
A newly discovered brain structure in parrots hints at new mechanisms in brain evolution.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Artist's conception of a LightSail in Earth orbit., Credit: The Planetary Society
This special edition takes you behind the scenes on May 20, 2015 as LightSail is lifted into orbit. You’ll hear the thrilling launch, meet key tea...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 25, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation hosts members of the area's Muslim community for Friday services and meals during Ramadan., Credit: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
At this Northern Virginia synagogue, Jews and Muslims are sharing much more than just space.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: NASA's pathways to the Red Planet., Credit: NASA
A human mission to orbit Mars might be possible by 2033, and it might be accomplished at reasonable cost and with existing or nearly-ready technolo...

Bought by KWMR, KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Towering mock-up of Bigelow Aerospace's Olympus space habitat., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM expandable/inflatable space module will be attached to the International Space Station later this year. Mat travels to the...

Bought by KWMR, KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Artist OREE ORIGINOL's artwork on display on the corner of 24th and Byrant in the Mission., Credit: Todd Whitney
If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBrid...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center and co-instructor of The Science of Happiness, Credit: Liz Mak
U.C. Berkeley is known for its world-class scientists, in disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology. But just a few blocks away from campus, y...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
The Freedom Riders of 1961 were upholding the law. So why were they being arrested as soon as they got off the buses in Jackson, Mississippi? KFAI'...

Bought by Hark! and KUMD


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Somali artist Aziz Osman left home for Florence, Italy, as a young man to pursue his dream of becoming a painter, sculptor and architect. Extensiv...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:05
Piece image
Bowling as a competitive sport and family pastime peaked decades ago. The game still exists, but with fewer participants. KFAI producer Bill Lindek...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Jim Bell's new book chronicles the Voyager mission to the outer solar system and beyond., Credit: Dutton Publishing
Planetary scientist and author Jim Bell has just written “The Interstellar Age—Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission.” He talks with Mat Kaplan abo...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
We are always adjusting the way we sound. It especially depends on the social situation we are in. Linguists call it "code switching," a term origi...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
In this part of Oakland, deep potholes and trash mark the street. But then, there’s this perfectly manicured shrine. It’s an elaborate structure, d...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 10:11
Caption: Sondra talking to photog, Credit: Sondra Celli
Gypsy bling, James Bond, Google Trends and brilliant business owners turn passion and personality into profit.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 20:03
Piece image
"Way To Go” is an interactive virtual reality experience showcased at the New Frontier during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 04:24
Caption: Two of the new games at Hi-Life, Credit: Angela Johnston
Ellen Frankel slips the last of her quarters into the Medieval Madness pinball machine and wipes the sweat off her forehead. It’s her second game o...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Touching the miniature buildings on the map activates auditory information and directions. , Credit: University of Buffalo
3-D talking maps use a variety of sensory modalities to help the visually impaired find their way around college campuses and other institutions.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1