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Sign on roof: No Climbing

Taipei 101 {format} 3:01 Jake Warga

An audio-tour of Taipei 101, in Taiwan, the tallest building in the world (for now).

Broadcast: Jul 29 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel, Technology


Objects from ItSpace

ItSpace {format} 5:04 Jesse Dukes

MySpace has pages for people, places, and now things. Composer Peter Traub has started ItSpace, a participatory sound project. "ItSpace pages feature everyday household objects. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece of music composed of recordings of the object being struck and resonated in various."

Broadcast: Feb 25 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Art, Music, Technology


Wax moth illustration

Moth Music {format} {format} {format} 3:31 Jeff Rice

The eerily beautiful music of moth wings. A tale of bat-detectors, beehive destruction and the intersection of insect and synthesizer. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 11 2007 on HV PODCAST; Sep 7 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Western Soundscape Subjects: Technology, Science, Music, Environment


Aurora photo by Steve McGreevy

Northern Lights: Natural Radio {format} {format} 8:07 Barrett Golding

When solar flares hit the Earth's magnetic field, the skies at both poles can light up with auroras. The particles also create very low frequency electromagnetic waves, a type of natural radio that can be picked up around the globe. Every year sound recordist Steve McGreevy heads north where the reception is best and points his receiver at the sky. (repeat)

Broadcast: May 3 2006 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Mar 26 1999 on NPR All Things ConsideredSeries: Lost & Found Sound Subjects: Technology, Environment, Science


HV logo on U2 iPod

PODCAST: Monthly Voices {format} [Hearing Voices]

URL linkVOICES CAST- our HV RSS feed of Adventurous Audioó Sound-Portraits, Slam Poets, Radio Docs and Vox Pop. A new hour every month.

Broadcast: Oct 1 2005 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Technology


Jumbo bomb on truck-bed at Trinity Site

Downwinder Diaries: Nuclear Blast {format} {format} 4:24 Claus Andreasson

In 1953, a 32-kiloton nuclear bomb was detonated at a Nevada test site. Within two years, some farmers and much of their livestock living downwind of the blast contracted cancer and died, most likely because of the nuclear fallout. Janet Gordonís brother Kent was one on many affected. From the series Downwinder Diaries. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 15 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, Public Affairs, Historical, Technology


Seals on ice by sea

Bottom of the World, Part 2 {format} {format} 7:45 Scott Carrier

For summer soltice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere, we travel to Antarctica. The sun hasnít shone for months and wonít be back around until September. The second of a two-part story about a young woman who couldnít seem to find her way in life, until she found her way to Antarctica. The woman recounts some of the strange things that happen on the scientific base where she worked during the six months of darkness that is the Antarctic winter. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 21 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Antarctica Subjects: Acoustic, Technology, Science, Labor, Travel


Seals on ice by sea

Bottom of the World {format} {format} 7:44 Scott Carrier

For summer soltice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere, we travel to Antarctica. The sun hasnít shone for months and wonít be back around until September. The first of a two-part story about a young woman who couldnít seem to find her way in life, until she found her way to Antarctica. The woman recounts some of the strange things that happen on the scientific base where she worked during the six months of darkness that is the Antarctic winter. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 20 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Antarctica Subjects: Acoustic, Technology, Science, Labor, Travel


Installation of Dark Side of the Cell

The Music of Life {format} 4:50 Ben Adair

Nanoscientist Andrew Pelling and media artist Anne Niemetz came together to create music from cellular sounds. Dark Side of the Cell is a concert that includes the unadulterated tones of healthy cells, the static-like noise of human cancer cells and almost meditative sounds of yeast cells recovering from given birth. Produced for KPCC- Southern California Public Radio series Pacific Drift.

Broadcast: May 28 2005 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Pacific Drift Subjects: Health, Science, Technology, Acoustic


Schematic for homeradio radio with rzor blade, pencil, wire

Radio Link for WWII Prisoners in Japan {format} {format} 3:39 Jeff Rice

For the 60th anniversary of Germanyís surrender in World War II: British Col. R.G. Wells was among a group of soldiers in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp who heard the news on a makeshift radio they built and hid in the campís latrine. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 6 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, International, Technology





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