PRX Remix Live Stream
While WREM is a broadcast-only service, PRX does offer an online stream of PRX Remix. The programming available from the live player below is not in synch with the broadcast playlist information on this page.
About PRX Remix
PRX Remix is an experimental radio stream featuring great public radio stories, conversations, audio essays, talks, sounds and the work of young producers. It’s curated by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and broadcast in St. Lawrence County via WREM-FM, 88.7, Canton, New York, a service of North Country Public Radio.If you enjoy PRX Remix on WREM-FM, please consider making a contribution to North Country Public Radio so we can keep the content coming.
Roman Mars is the host, producer and program director of PRX Remix. He’s also the host and producer of KALW’s 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. Hear more at romanmars.com
PRX, The Public Radio Exchange works to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners.
St. Lawrence University/North Country Public Radio is the license holder for WREM, which operates at 2600 watts from Canton, NY.
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We’re very excited to unveil our new Status Page for technical updates.
You can now subscribe and receive notifications about outages or other major issues with PRX.org and our Subscription Automation system (SubAuto). Our page also connects to our PRX Status Twitter account, which you can follow for updates.
This page will be especially helpful for the engineers at your stations, so we encourage you to pass this info along to them if they haven’t yet seen it.
Status Updates From PRX Tech Staff (status.prx.org)
* Problems with FTP servers (delays, availability issues)
* Problems with all or many deliveries
* Website availability
* Other technical issues impacting audio delivery or website use
Managing Status Page Messages
To manage updates, head to status.prx.org and click Subscribe to Updates in the top right.
For the second time, PRX received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund public radio stories about STEM topics: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. One of PRX’s strategic goals is to massively increase listening to public radio works of all kinds. This partnership with Sloan is an opportunity to add to the pool of stories about science. Our goals are to:
• Unleash highly creative, STEM-based original stories and productions
• Educate and excite listeners about STEM topics and issues
• Tell stories and explain STEM issues in new ways
Our editorial team – with help from our science advisory board, representing various academic institutions across the U.S. (and NASA!) – pored through the 100+ proposals we received this year. The topics spanned an impressive range of the STEM spectrum. As you can imagine, the final decisions were incredibly difficult to make!
Without further ado, here are the proposals that will receive funding for the STEM Story Project 2.0! We look forward to hearing the final products in late August as much as you do.
Stylometry, Math, and Art, Jenny Chen – Where math and art collide: mathematicians use stylometry in the battle to determine who created what art.
The Colour of Sound: An Audio Rainbow, Marnie Chesterson – Red and yellow and pink and green. Can you build a rainbow out of sound, not colour? We try, and tell the stories of the noise colors.
Fire on the Mountain: Climate Change, Fire, and the Ecological Future of the American West, Aengus Anderson – In the wake of a catastrophic fire, researchers use Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains to look centuries into the future of climate change.
The Indiana Jones of Mathematics, Ben Harden — The Indiana Jones of mathematics joins the dots between stealth shields, voter theory and osteoporosis as he studies the melting polar ice.
Space Rocks: Interstellar Dreamers Put Their Faith in Asteroids, Audrey Quinn – Life in space has one very practical roadblock: supply costs. We visit aspiring asteroid miners with plans to grab materials already out there.
The Making of a Medical Detective or the Case of a Nutty Affair, Philip Graitcer – They’re called medical detectives. They hunt down the causes of outbreaks. Follow along as trainees learn and solve mock epidemics.
Early Bloom, Peter Frick-Wright & Robbie Carver – Scientists are learning the language of plants. Hear about them and the controversies surrounding the research and the father of the field.
No Vaccination Without Information, Luke Quinton — In 1776 John Adams and his family weren’t just fighting a revolution, they were fighting smallpox. You’ll be surprised to hear just how.
That Raving Animal, Britt Wray — A music industry for animals exists, but different species hear different sounds. One woman throws concerts for animals to test their ears.
Bayes’ Theorem: Finding Truth in a Mathematical Hunch, Sydney Beveridge – From controversy and rejection to mystery-solving and everyday use.
Get into the Groove, Kirsty McQuire — US & UK scientists have found the brain’s rhythm factory. Hear about your internal iPod and new hope for those living with Parkinsons.
This is Crohn’s Disease, Jack Rodolico – A patient with Crohn’s disease visits the best doctor in the world. That patient is Jack’s wife.
That Crime of the Month, Lauren Spohrer from the Criminal Show podcast – Can PMS be so debilitating for some women that it relieves them of criminal liability?
1,000 Meters Under the Sea, David Schulman – Something unusual happens about 1,000 meters under the sea. Ocean physics — pressure, temperature, and saltiness — create a zone called the “sound channel.”
Células Madres: The Mother of All Cells, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes – What is a stem cell? What’s a stem cell transplant? To a scientist? A doctor? A husband? A mother?
Science and storytelling often stem from one common thing: a question about the world around us. In that spirit, we’re confident that these stories help ignite deeper curiosity about our world, as well as the meticulous processes that make the pursuit of that knowledge possible.
Follow #PRXSTEM on Twitter for updates and to get a first listen to projects as they’re uploaded!
I know, writing headlines and story titles is tough. In fact, I spent 10 minutes brainstorming this headline. It wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had, but I did it because I wanted to make sure people read this.
Same goes for audio story titles. The good news is, if you spend ~10 minutes brainstorming a story title, I can guarantee that you will come up with a better, more engaging title for your story that will draw in more listeners or even purchasers to your piece.
First, let’s talk about BAD titles and why they might not be helping us.
- Very Long
- Part of a series/no title
Example: Joe Bob and Marty Frank – musicians – in Conversation: Talk about their favorite music – newshole version
Simply put, very long titles look bad and often times they are hard to read on mobile devices. Keep your titles short and catchy.
I know the urge to name your title something sort of vague and artsy. I am a poet, that’s basically what I was put on this earth to do, but having a title that you think is cool (like for example, a cool quote from your story) doesn’t always do your story justice. It doesn’t help us understand what we’re about to listen to or why we should take the time to listen to it. Give your listeners a reason to give your story a shot.
Some of you may have a weekly series and may not feel the need to even come up with a title. I see a lot of titles on PRX that look something like this…”Episode 202.” If one of your goals is that people listen to your story on the web then a title like that will give someone zero reasons to click on your story and listen.
Let’s move on to GOOD titles and what makes them good.
You probably read this a dozen or so times a day, but I’ll reiterate: Facebook and Twitter have changed the way people are consuming media. You have just a few characters to get people to click on something you’ve shared. Make them count.
I’ve started up a listener newsletter where I share audio stories that I love and the first thing I do is give each story a better headline/title. When you’re brainstorming your titles, put yourself in the shoes of someone like me. Or an editor at a blog that writes about podcasts. Or an editor at a major public radio station who might air your story and share it on the web to their huge list of Facebook followers. Rather than quickly coming up with something on the spot, think about what will make people want to share your story. What makes it compelling to lots of people?
Now get to work!
I highly recommend trying this exercise which we gleaned from the folks at Upworthy, a site for viral content. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Now, try to write as many headlines as you can. Shoot for 25. At first, you’re going to write a lot of really crap headlines, but don’t let that discourage you. Keep writing until 10 minutes have passed or you’ve reached 25 titles. I swear it will feel like running through mud and then miraculously you’ll realize you reached the heart of your story and you’ve come up with a pretty awesome title.
More headline writing resources for you to check out:
- Upworthy’s Secret Sauce to virality. This is pure gold. Flip through these slides (like the images above) to see why people share things and what you can do to make your work more likely to be shared by lots of people.
- Buffer’s guide to How to Write The Perfect Headline: The Top Words Used in Viral Headlines.
- More tips on writing “pearls of clarity” for your titles, headlines, and subject lines.