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Soldier camo uniform

Iraq: Soldier’s Soundtrack {format} Jake Warga

Producer/photographer Jake Warga was embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division, US Army, Baghdad, in Dec 2009-Jan 2010. He plugged into the soldiers’ iPods, asked them about their music and lives, and snapped their photos.

Broadcast: Jul 4 2010 on HV WebworkSeries: Soldier's Soundtrack- Iraq Subjects: War, Music

IVAW saulte at grave

Winter Soldiers {format} {format} 7:25 Scott Carrier & Barrett Golding

For the first time boots-on-the-ground soldiers testified before Congress (C-SPAN) in May 2008 about how the Iraq war is being waged. Those testifying were members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. A couple months earlier the group gathered to record soldiers and marines "giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out." They called the event Winter Soldier, taking the name from a similar 1971 movement of Vietnam vets.

Broadcast: Jun 12 2008 on HV WebworkSeries: Hearing Voices- Webworks Subjects: Politics, War

Jeff Metcalf performing his play

Prostate Diaries {format} {format} 54:00 Larry Massett & Jeff Metcalf

You don't want to think about prostate problems. What man over 50 would? Jeff Metcalf certainly didn't; until the diagnoses in 2004: prostate cancer. That's when Metcalf, an English professor at the University of Utah, began keeping a journal. His diaries open as a play this summer. The radio version is written by Jeff Metcalf (along with a list of health links), performed by Paul Kiernan, recorded by Scott Carrier, produced by Larry Massett, music by Parazitii, is titled "A Slight Discomfort: My Prostate Diaries."

Broadcast: Jun 1 2008 on HV WebworkSeries: Hearing Voices- Webworks Subjects: Health

Moai stone heads with rainbow

Big Stone Heads {format} {format} {format} {format} {format} 7:45 Jack Chance

A trip to Easter Island to gather recordings of local musicians and theories on who made and moved the "moai," the ilse’s famous stone heads. A mystery of aliens, archeologists; and arboreal emptiness: What happened to all the trees? (Accompanied by Chance’s Easter island photos.)

Broadcast: Jul 23 2007 on HV PODCAST; Mar 14 2007 on HV Webwork; Mar 7 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Nov 14 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Historical, International, Native

Troops writing around a tank; detail of book cover

Operation Homecoming {format} {format} Barrett Golding

A web presentation for our series on the NEA book project Operation Homecoming, with additional audio and text from troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Broadcast: Oct 22 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 16 2007 on HV WebworkSeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: War, Literature

Sun tunnels in desert

Sun Tunnels & Angel Island {format} Scott Carrier

Videos by Lisa Miller from the Utah Desert of Nancy Holt's desert sculptures and Zion National Park.

Broadcast: Nov 29 2006 on HV WebworkSeries: Hearing Voices- Webworks Subjects: Art, Environment

Canoe in water, with painted sides and paddles

Tribal Journey- Photos {format} Jesse Boggs

A (Flash) photo-audio-essay on the annual aqueous outing of the Canoe Nations of the Northwest.

Broadcast: Nov 24 2006 on HV WebworkSeries: Tribal Journey Subjects: Native, Historical, Travel

Lions in the Flash {format} Barrett Golding

A flash photo-audio slideshow from a Penn State home football game.

Broadcast: Nov 14 2006 on HV WebworkSeries: Hearing Voices- Webworks Subjects: Sports, Education

Oddio Art {format} Eli 5 Stone

URL linkODDIO ART- Create your own dream-themed audio art automatically, interactively and instantly.

Broadcast: Aug 1 2006 on HV Webwork Subjects: Art, Spoken Word, Music

Woman descending cliff

Angel’s Landing {format} {format} {format} 5:10 Scott Carrier

Utah's Zion National Park draws 2.7 million visitors a year, and a major attraction for hearty hikers is a trek along the Grotto trailhead to Angel's Landing. From the banks of the Virgin River, the yellow-and-red sandstone sides of Zion Canyon rise 2,000 feet. It feels like being inside a huge body. The canyon walls are the rib cage spread open and Angel's Landing is like the heart. [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 14 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jul 6 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Travel, Environment

Sun shining directly thru concrete Sun Tunnels

Sun Tunnels in the Utah Desert {format} {format} {format} 5:08 Scott Carrier

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the official beginning of summer, is makred by an obscure art installation called the Sun Tunnels in a very remote part of the Utah desert. Concrete drain pipes -- are aligned to channel the sun's rays at precise celestial moments. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 20 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jun 21 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Art

Sheep watching TV- image from animation

ZBS {format} Tom Lopez

URL linkJACK, RUBY, & ZBS– The audio dramas of ZBS Media fold real sounds into their surreal stories. Recordings they gather around the world often become integral parts of their plots. Producer Tom Lopez calls it "writing with sound." Tim Clark's original music propels these productions, wrapping you in stereo sound &ndashs; you might hear steam trains in Bombay, samba frogs in Brazil, or an old Berber adage, such as: "He is a good storyteller who can turn men's ears into eyes."

Broadcast: Jan 10 2006 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Drama

Chruch sing with The Plan letters

SERIES: The Plan {format} Barrett Golding

URL linkTHE PLAN- A weekly half-hour transmitting all human knowledge on a single subject via a series of rhythmic radio bursts. Produced by KGLT-FM (Bozeman MT) and The Wandering Jew. Funding from, the Public Radio Exchange.

Broadcast: Nov 1 2005 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Spoken Word, Music

HV logo on U2 iPod

PODCAST: Monthly Voices {format} [Hearing Voices]

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

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

Larry driving with and his dog Bo

PRODUCER: Larry Massett {format} Larry Massett

URL linkTHE MEDIUM IS THE MASSETT– Larry Massett is the Story Editor for (((HearingVoices))). He has corralled many of our unruly, runaway stories back into a coherent structure. Below are some of his audio-works and his thoughts on making great radio stories.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2005 on HV Webwork Subjects: Travel, Media, Literature

Detial of painting: Shearing Sheep at the Hutterites

Counting Sheep {format} Barrett Golding

URL linkCOUNTING SHEEP– A year on a sheep ranch, from lambing to culling to killing. Accompanied by paintings by (former sheep shearer) Jerry Iverson.

Broadcast: May 1 2003 on HV Webwork Subjects: Food, Environment, Labor

Afghan men crowding around camera

From Afghanistan {format} Scott Carrier

URL linkFROM AFGHANISTAN– A photo-audio-essay; with sounds and images of the streets, songs and prayers of the Afghan people. Adapted from Carrier's Harper's- April 2002 magazine article. WARNING: Contains photos of the dead.

Broadcast: Dec 15 2002 on HV Webwork Subjects: International, War, Religious

Tombstone, with picture of car in City of the Dead

Long Day on The Road {format} {format} {format} 13:38 Larry Massett

"I can break the law because... I am the law." Sleepless in Tbilisi. A twenty-four hour tour, from Turkish baths to Batumi beaches, through the country of Georgia. High-speed sight-seeing driven by the accidental tourguide: "a ’detective,’ or ’special police,’ or ’security force.’ It’s not clear. Sometimes he even says ’KGB,’ though that no longer exists... does it?" [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 30 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 1 2002 on HV Webwork; Nov 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Historical, Travel

Buddhist monks

Khan’s Song {format} Jack Chance

URL linkKHAN’S SONG, Mongol Music– In 2001 Jack Chance set out for a year of recording music, traveling from North Africa to the Himalayas by bus, boat, train, horse, camel, bicycle, and two sore feet. These are the sights, sounds, and stories he found in Mongolia.

Broadcast: Oct 10 2002 on HV Webwork Subjects: Travel, International, Religious, Music, World

1930s Florida Folklife {format} Barrett Golding

URL linkFLORIDA FOLKLIFE- Web accompaniment to the radio program: ‘Proposed Recording Expedition into the Floridas’ by Zora Neale Hurston &ndash a 1940 proposal to the Library of Congrees that instigated their Florida Folklife collection.

Broadcast: Jan 31 2002 on HV Webwork Subjects: Music, Labor, African American, Historical

Sarah as a child wearing Indian chief headdress

PRODUCER: Sarah Vowell {format} Sarah Vowell

URL linkCONSONANT VOWELLS– A gallery of radio works, essays and books by Violet Incredible.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2002 on HV Webwork Subjects: Literature, Entertainment, Politics, Native

Green River and cliffs

Green River {format} Scott Carrier

URL linkGREEN RIVER STORIES– Canoeing the Green thru Wyoming, Utah and Colorado: phtos and tales from the people on the river.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2001 on HV Webwork Subjects: Travel, Environment

Cover of book: Katchor drawing

Julius Knipl {format} Sound Portraits

URL linkJULIUS KNIPL, Real Estate Photographer- A radio cartoon starring Jerry Stiller, produced by Sound Portraits's David Isay (music producer: Henry Sapoznik) based on the comic strip by Ben Katchor.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2001 on HV Webwork Subjects: Comedy, Religious, Senior