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Terrascope Radio

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

May 2017 The Snake on the Lake Was Not a Mistake: The Rise of Modern Mexico City

Photo credit: Ari W. Epstein

In this personal exploration with radio-drama elements, Terrascopers try to understand how such an enormous city, with such a large population and so many unresolved issues, still manages to work so well. The answers lie both in the city’s ancient roots and in the ingenuity of its modern-day population.

First aired: May 17th, 2017 ·
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May 2016 Rebeldes: A Journey through New Mexican Agriculture

Photo credit: Ari Epstein

Photo credit: Ari Epstein

An engaging and informative look at farmers in a desert landscape, and at how their individual farming styles reflect their personal values. Explores modern industrial farming, centuries-old collective water-distribution organizations, ancient Navajo corn customs and semi-urban organic farming.

First aired: May 11th, 2016 ·
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May 2015 Power From The People


A warm, personal story about the lives and challenges of energy workers “behind the light switch,” especially those who operate Pacific Gas and Electric’s solar, hydro and nuclear power plants.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2015 ·
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May 2012 Birds in Costa Rica

birdsIn this sound-rich excerpt from “Pura Vida,” conservationists in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, take us right into the rain forest to listen for birds.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2012 ·
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