Samples of pieces produced in Terrascope Radio (Subject SP.360)
Power from the People (16:49)
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.
The School that Had No Water: Water Security in South Africa (19:41)
In this music-rich piece, Terrascopers start at a South African school that once had no water--none for drinking, flushing, cleaning--and go on to learn that water security isn't just about water: it's about education, poverty, history and politics.
Digging Deeper: The Miner Details of a Major Industry (21:33)
Mining provides the resources for many products we use every day. Listen in for a look at the lesser-known people and processes that make up the heart of the operation. No headlamp required.
Birds in Costa Rica (1:09)
In this sound-rich excerpt from "Pura Vida," conservationists in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, take us right into the rain forest to listen for birds.
Pura Vida: Costa Rica's Culture of Conservation (21:19)
Part 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.
Food For Thought (22:19)
A 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?
The Heated Future: A Timely Tale (22:27)
Three 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.
Just Add Water: Life in Arizona (22:09)
A 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.
A Crazy, Convoluted Journey: Getting Water to Tucson (3:36)
Tucson, 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.
Just Swing (3:13)
Do 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.
Iceland: Volcanoes, Geysers and Fish, Oh My! (27:29)
A visit to the fisheries of Iceland leads Terrascopers deeper into an exploration of Icelanders’ relationship with land and sea, ranging from their strong and ancient folk traditions to the ultra-modern use of geothermal power.
Home in the Sky (4:09)
Assigned 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.
Nerds in New Orleans: No, We’re Not Here for Mardi Gras (24:02)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Terrascopers visit New Orleans, as well as bayous and wetlands that lie between the city and the Gulf of Mexico; they find stories of hope and kindness, mixed in with healthy doses of music and humor.
Valdivia: Stories of Survival (23:26)
Terrascopers travel to southern Chile and report on three survival stories they find there: Survival of a unique ecosystem, cultural survival of native populations and personal survival during a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Surviving a Tsunami: The Story of Valdivians in 1960 (9:38)
In this excerpt from “Valdivia: Stories of Survival,” tsunami survivors reflect on their experiences and on how the tsunami and its aftermath have shaped their lives and their city.
Galapagos: Preserving the Trust (20:10)
Terrascopers explore how fisheries, tourism, development and environmental concerns are shaping the future of the Galapagos Archipelago.