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

American Public Media

StationAccount image


American Public Media is one of the nation's premier public radio producers, bringing you more than 20 national public radio programs and specials. 18 million people listen to American Public Media programs each week.


Caption: Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia. But public schools are failing to identify or treat dyslexia, even though there are proven ways to help kids with dyslexia l, Credit: Emily Hanford
(9/11/17) Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

Bought by KCBX, WOSU, KOSU, WCAI / WNAN, KFAI and more

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by KOSU, KUER, Iowa Public Radio, KUNM, KSFR and more

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Teacher Christopher McFadden is a member of The Fellowship, a group in Philadelphia trying to recruit and retain black male teachers. Only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are black men., Credit: Emily Hanford
(8/28/2017) There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggl...

Bought by KOSU, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KERA, KUNM, WSKG and more

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
Historically Black reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound, and music. The episodes are hosted by pop...

Bought by WAMU, WVAS, WJFF, Spokane Public Radio, KALW and more

  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars
After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.

Bought by WSKG, KVSC, Vermont Public Radio, WEKU, WYSO and more

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: What It Takes: Chasing Graduation in High-Poverty High Schools
The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena ...

Bought by KOSU, WAER, WSKG, WRIR, Iowa Public Radio and more

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Piece image
A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and...

Bought by KOSU, WSKG, KUER, WRIR, WCAI / WNAN and more

  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: College students increasingly caught in remedial education trap, Credit: Lila Cherneff
A system meant to give college students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking ...

Bought by KOSU, KFCF FM, WSKG, WRIR, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Robert F. Kennedy
Many see similarities between the presidential election campaign of 2016 and one almost half a century earlier. The 1968 presidential campaign was...

Bought by KERA, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, New Hampshire Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Javille Sutton was a 14-year-old runaway when she accepted a ride from a pimp who sold her across the country for the next six years. She was arrested multiple times as a juvenile. She now counsels girls at a horse ranch for young victims of trafficking.
Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims...

Bought by WRIR, WEKU, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUHF, KAWC and more

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Residents of India, Israel confront water issues such as flooding, drought, pollution, and lack of access by the poor.
Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little. This documentary explor...

Bought by WVPE, WRIR, WEKU, WHRV, KCBX and more

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: A student at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in New York conquers a high ropes course., Credit: Stephen Smith
In the 1940s a British headmaster named Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school called Outward Bound to teach young men the skills they needed to surv...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WITF, Vermont Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, KSFR and more

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A student hangs a flag outside the veteran’s center at Pasadena City College., Credit: Stephen Smith
The GI Bill of 1944 revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at lar...

Bought by WHRV, KAZU, KSFR, and WCAI / WNAN

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Teachers in Chicago doing "lesson study," a teacher improvement practice borrowed from Japan., Credit: Emily Hanford
This documentary what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teach...

Bought by Prairie Public and WCAI / WNAN

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Students at Howard University graduation, class of 2015, Credit: Emily Hanford
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after deseg...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, WESM 91.3 FM, and WCAI / WNAN

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts., Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
Vocational education used to prepare some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Now advocates say career and tec...

Bought by WHRV, KUHF, 90.5 WESA, KPIP-LP, WSKG and more

  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption:  A graduate and her parents celebrate first-generation college students at Amherst College., Credit: Photo by Suzanne Pekow
Today's college students are more likely to be older, working class, and ethnically diverse than in the past. Colleges must figure out how to serve...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, 90.5 WESA, KPIP-LP, WYSO, KUOW and more

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption:  Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test, Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
New Common Core education standards are surrounded by controversy. Most teachers actually like the Common Core, but they’re worried about all the s...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, WNIJ, KPIP-LP, Capital Public Radio, WYSO and more

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah., Credit: Photo by Stephen Smith
Schools across the country are trying new ways to teach based on brain science. Teachers say current techniques are failing, but new approaches can...

Bought by WHRV, KUNM, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, WYSO and more

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Studying for the GED at an adult education school in Washington, D.C., Credit: Emily Hanford
Millions of high school dropouts hope their ticket to a better job is getting a GED. But critics say passing a test is not the same as getting a hi...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, WITF, 90.5 WSNC, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more

  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14