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Storytelling to feed the soul in these difficult times

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Storytelling to feed the soul in these difficult times

If you have listeners who enjoy great storytelling, I wanted to let you know of a free weekly program that I believe would be of interest to those listeners – The Apple Seed, an hour of great storytelling – tall tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical stories and more from passionate and talented storytellers. 

Recent programs have featured stories about magic, heroism, and progress and change.  If you like storytelling or are in need of content in these challenging times, Creative PR invites you to sample the program and work it into your schedule.

THE APPLE SEED

Conversation, music, and stories from around the world
We live in an exciting era of storytelling revival. People are awakening to the power and the fun of listening to stories on stages around the country, at the kitchen table, and on the radio.  The Apple Seed is filled with tales gathered from around the world  — stories of all kinds — tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more — along with an invitation to use the stories on the show as inspiration to share stories with each other, all brought to you by award-winning host, musician, and storyteller Sam Payne.

LENGTH: 1 or 2 hours weekly (clean break between hour 1 & hour 2)
AVAILABLE: PRX, FTP Download
COST: FREE
WEBSITE: 
www.byuradio.org/show/be57d05d-de36-4170-8ae8-5b56c227ff86/the-apple-seed/

Is social distancing leaving holes in your station’s schedule?

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Is social distancing leaving holes in your station’s schedule?

With businesses, schools, workplaces, entertainment venues, and public spaces being closed all over the country, more people are going to be turning to their radio for entertainment and companionship. Does your station have slots to fill due to local hosts unable to do their shows?

Check out the programs that Creative PR is currently offering.

Let us know if you have any questions, or if you would like to add any of the programs to your schedule.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Ozark Highlands Radio (weekly program, 1 hour)

A weekly radio program that features live music, jam sessions and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Ark. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors and personalities who explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region. From popular annual festivals to fun music workshops, there’s always a song in the air in the Ozarks.
LENGTH: 1 hour   COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Download, PRX SubAuto   WEBSITE: www.ozarkhighlandsradio.com

The Apple Seed (weekly program, 1 or 2 hours)

Conversation, music, and stories from around the world
We live in an exciting era of storytelling revival. People are awakening to the power and the fun of listening to stories on stages around the country, at the kitchen table, and on the radio.  The Apple Seed is filled with tales gathered from around the world  — stories of all kinds — tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more — along with an invitation to use the stories on the show as inspiration to share stories with each other, all brought to you by award-winning host, musician, and storyteller Sam Payne.

LENGTH: 1 or 2 hours weekly (clean break between hour 1 & hour 2)   COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Download, PRX   WEBSITE: www.byuradio.org/show/be57d05d-de36-4170-8ae8-5b56c227ff86/the-apple-seed/

Top Minds with JULIE ROSE Prime Cut (weekly program, 1 or 2 hours)

A weekly best-of compilation from Julie’s daily TOP OF MIND broadcasts  Smart, informative conversations and interviews that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites.  
If it’s top of mind, Julie Rose will talk about it – insightful, live interviews and in depth conversations with government leaders, business executives, university scholars, and more. It’s dialogue so engaging that one listener called Top of Mind “the only [show] that I go out of my way to listen to.”

LENGTH: 1 or 2 hours weekly (clean break between hour 1 & hour 2)   COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Download, PRX   WEBSITE: http://www.byuradio.org/show/e9a84fc9-4bb1-476f-bd5d-0e907b754af8/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose

With Good Reason (weekly program, 1 hour or 30 minutes)

Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell in a kitchen-table chat format. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun! 
LENGTH: 1 hour or 30 minutes  COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Content Depot, PRX, Download, AudioPort   WEBSITE: withgoodreasonradio.org

The Children’s Hour (weekly program, 1 hour)

The Children’s Hour is an entertaining and educational weekly, one-hour program created for and with kids that appeals to the whole family. Each episode seeks to entertain while recognizing that almost no topic is too “sophisticated” for children.

LENGTH: 1 hour   COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Download, PRX, AudioPort  WEBSITE: www.childrenshour.org

Footlight Parade (weekly program, 1 hour)

Songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals, cleverly connected by theme. Host Bill Rudman connects the messages from the lyrics of musicals as far back as the turn of the 20th Century and as current as Broadway’s latest hits, relating them all to his theme du jour — “Transformations,” “Down With Love,” and “To Dub or Not to Dub” are some recent titles.
LENGTH: 53 minutes   COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Download, PRX   WEBSITE: www.musicaltheaterproject.org

DAILY MODULES

Sound Beat (Daily Module, M-F Feature)

A trip through the history of recorded sound. The daily, 90-second radio show highlights the holdings of the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University, one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each episode focuses on one particular recording from the archive and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history.
LENGTH: 90 seconds  COST: Free  AVAILABLE: DownloadAudioPort, Content Depot     WEBSITE:www.soundbeat.org

FREE educational & entertaining program

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FREE educational & entertaining program

With schools being closed all over the country, and parents having to home school, The Children’s Hour may be the perfect addition to your schedule for the educational and entertainment needs of families in your community.

“The purpose of public media is to provide programs and services that
inform, educate, enlighten and enrich the public and help inform civil discourse essential to American society.” 

“It is CPB’s particular responsibility to encourage the development of content that involves creative risk and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, especially children and minorities.”

The Children’s Hour is A FREE, weekly one-hour program  with intelligent, thoughtful topics and themes that appeals to the whole family.

Each episode seeks to entertain and educate while recognizing that almost no topic is too “sophisticated” for children.

For more information about The Children’s Hour, visit: https://creativepr.org/project/the-childrens-hour-weekly-1-hour/

Keeping the history and tradition of old time music and culture alive!

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Keeping the history and tradition of old time music and culture alive!

“This program has very high production values and they do a great job in presenting and preserving the folk and oral history traditions. I believe Ozark Highlands Radio is a perfect example of the intent and mission of public radio.” Paul Hitchcock WMKY

Ozark Highlands Radio is a FREE hour-long weekly program featuring live music, interviews, and entertaining magazine segments.
 
  • Music performances that span the spectrum of acoustic music
  • Artist interviews
  • “From the Vault” – musician and local legend, Mark Jones (son of country music legend and Country Music Hall of Fame member Grandpa Jones) taps into the over 40 years of archived musical recordings from the Ozark Folk Center State Park
  • Feature Host segments – Author, Professor, and Historian Dr. Brooks Blevins, folklorist Charley Sandage and musician Aubrey Atwater explore the history of the music and region.

Available FREE on PRX SubAuto and download

For more information, visit our Program page.



Former Gang Rivals Connect Through Music

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Former Gang Rivals Connect Through Music

Young Musicians Foundation’s Mike Stoller Music Heals Program Provides Music Instruction for Homeboy Industries  

Created through the vision of legendary songwriter Mike Stoller, the Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF) Music Heals program is a unique, trauma-informed music immersion program created for participants in Homeboy’s Workforce Development and other programs. The program integrates instrumental, vocal, and music technology and production. Emphasis is placed on helping participants connect with their innate musical abilities through hands-on experience, exploration, and communal participation.  

Music Heals started with a chance meeting. YMF’s Executive Director Walter Zooi met Stoller while producing an episode of the organization’s podcast Connections. “When the interview finished, Mike, mentioned an upcoming meeting at Homeboy Industries regarding a music program he wanted to start,” Zooi related, “Intrigued, I mentioned that YMF would be thrilled to help in way. ‘No offense’ Mike said, ‘but I don’t think anyone would be interested in studying the bassoon.’”  

Mr. Stoller’s reaction was based on his experience with YMF’s Debut Orchestra and the organization’s history of elite-level training for aspiring orchestral musicians. In reality, YMF was well along in a significant change process. “We were in finishing stages of restructuring YMF’s program model to exclusively provide access to music education to those who wouldn’t have the opportunity otherwise,” said Zooi, “ When I told him about our new direction, Mike invited me to attend the meeting.”  

The Mike Stoller Music Heals program made its debut after months of planning, and was an immediate success, with the Homies and with Mr. Stoller, who attends every class his schedule allows. Classes begin with a drum circle where everyone checks in, sharing feelings, issues they are facing, or hopes for the future. Participants can then choose instruction in guitar, keyboards, drums, voice, songwriting, and music production with a faculty of highly accomplished professional musicians and educators.  

Music Heals percussion instructor Martin Flores remarked that “it amazes me every time to realize that folks who might have been shooting at each other before are now smiling, playing music together.”  

The Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF) mission is to empower under-served, often marginalized students to find creativity, connection and joy through music. In addition to its Music Heals program, YMF serves over 4,500 students at 26 under-resourced schools and sites on a weekly basis throughout the school year. For more information on the Young Musicians Foundation and their programs visit www.ymf.org.