Terrascope Radio

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  • Location: 77 Mass. Ave., Massachusetts

Terrascope Radio is a class developed collaboratively by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Terrascope program and the MIT program in Comparative Media Studies (CMS). It is an exploration of radio as a medium of expression and communication, particularly communication about complex environmental issues. As part of the class, teams of students produce radio programs about a place they have been studying all year. In Terrascope, MIT freshmen study complex environmental problems in a team-based, project-oriented setting. In the fall they focus on understanding, and proposing solutions for, a particular problem. In the spring they explore ways of communicating the knowledge they have gained. Terrascope Radio is led by Dr. Ari Epstein; teaching assistants Joellen Easton and Rekha Murthy played key roles in developing the class.

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MIT/Terrascope Youth Radio takes you on a green audio tour of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Do populations of microbes, such as bacteria, have a kind of "social" structure? What happens if you put a microbe on the world's smallest diving board, and why would you do that in the first place? In search of answers to these and other questions, Measuring Marine Microbes takes you into the lab, out to the lunch trucks where scientists have some of their best ideas, and beyond. Produced with funding from the National Science Foundation.

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Short pieces, each about one person and a special place.

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Audio postcards created by college students on their less than conventional spring breaks.

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From the remote Galapagos Archipelago, to the Arizona desert, to a tiny farming village in southern India, to the top of a volcano in Iceland, Terrascope Radio's young producers take you around the world, exploring how each culture's people face--and overcome--the challenges that come with living where they do.


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In this personal exploration with radio-drama elements, a group of students tries to understand how such an enormous city, with such a large popula...

  • Added: May 21, 2017
  • Length: 17:13
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A friendly prank puts Kathryn in a "complicated" Facebook relationship with a sloth, but maybe that's just what her love life needs right now.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
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"Where are you from? ... No, where are you REALLY from?" Because of her skin tone and features, Milani Chatterji-Len gets asked this question all t...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 2
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An engaging and informative look at farmers in a desert landscape, and at how their individual farming styles reflect their personal values.

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 24:40
  • Purchases: 1
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A city girl, Sophie finds a tiny gap between her house and the next, wriggles through it and finds herself in a magical, secluded fairyland.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:49
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A random bike ride leads Eliot to a glorious hidden park. He just has to be sure not to go there too often, so that he never really knows how to ge...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:34
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She sets 56 alarms every day, which are really good at waking everyone *else* in her dorm....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:28
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Physics, math, canyoning between buildings: Not scary. Finding an apartment, learning how to vote: Scary. How one young woman feels about making th...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:40
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Does your race affect how you act? Well, it probably affected how you answered that question.... In this award-winning story, hear why one young ma...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 3
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If you send scientists to the beach, they may come back with the next way to produce biofuels. But it takes a lot of collaboration along the way.

  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:36