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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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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
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It's like gang warfare, but with really tiny gang members. Some microbes provide their relatives with protection, emitting antibiotics that kill of...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
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A short, evocative audio postcard made while visiting power-generation facilities in northern California.

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:22
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A warm, personal story about the lives and challenges of energy workers "behind the light switch."

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 16:49
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What would you do if you were headmistress of a school with no water--none for drinking, none for cleaning, none for flushing, none? Here is the st...

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 19:41
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Conservationists in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica describe their relationship with birds. Excerpted from "Pura Vida: Costa Rica's Culture of Conservation."

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Victoria Gunning re-calls some childhood memories skiing in Bogus Basin, Idaho.

  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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What is a home? Come take a look at the concept of “home” from a different perspective.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:32
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What do you use your camera for? For Andrei, it's a tool for shaping his world.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
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Anni's favorite place growing up was ... the school-bus stop?

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:16
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Since he was three years old, Obasi Onuoha has been in love with computers. really. To him, they're way more than just machines....

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:30