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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1 Piece

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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6 Pieces

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

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10 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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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 KUT, WYSO, KALW, Spokane Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 8
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
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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 Capital Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KJZZ, WVPE, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more

  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:28
  • Purchases: 78

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

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Where there is tuna, there are dolphins.... not always a good thing,

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WCAI / WNAN

  • Added: Nov 20, 2013
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 2
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There is a bat man in Mexico, and he has his own bat-cave...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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You don’t always have to venture into the heart of a rain forest to discover a new species. Sometimes all you have to do is look more closely, righ...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 1