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Terrascope Radio

Here we feature the work of freshmen – these are the final pieces produced over a semester for subject SP.360 – Terrascope Radio.

May 2011 Food For Thought

sirsi_marketA radio drama/semi-romance built on sound gathered near Sirsi, India. Two American travelers, brought by chance to a tiny Indian farming village, see the deep connection local people have to their food. How will that connect the travelers to one another?

First aired: Spring Semester, 2011 ·
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May 2010 The Heated Future: A Timely Tale

masdarThree teens travel back in time from a future racked by global warming to present-day Abu Dhabi. There they explore Masdar, a new “sustainable” city. Could it help prevent the future catastrophe? Masdar sound recorded on location by Terrascopers.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2010 ·
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May 2009 Just Swing

swingDo you have a special place? One that brings you calm and happiness? For one MIT student, that place can be found in almost any playground in the world.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2009 ·
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May 2009 Just Add Water: Life in Arizona

cactusA light-hearted but serious look at how water is used, conserved and transported in Arizona. Citizens, scientists and officials tell part of the story; Terrascopers follow the path of the water itself to tell the rest.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2009 ·
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May 2009 A Crazy, Convoluted Journey: Getting Water to Tucson

damTucson, Arizona, lives on water from the Colorado River. How does water travel, hundreds of miles across the desert and uphill, to supply this thirsty city, and what happens to it when it gets there? This excerpt from “Just Add Water” gives a lyrical answer.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2009 ·
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May 2008 Home in the Sky

airplaneAssigned to create a story about a person and a place that is special to that person, one Terrascoper finds a twist: someone whose special place is up in the air.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2008 ·
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