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 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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May 2012 Pura Vida: Costa Rica’s Culture of Conservation

PuraVidaPart documentary, part sound-collage, this story explores Costa Rica, considered one of the “greenest” countries in the world, and its national efforts to conserve natural resources, protect nature, and promote biodiversity.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2012 ·
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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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