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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MIT/Terrascope Youth Radio takes you on a green audio tour of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Do populations of microbes, such as bacteria, have a kind of "social" structure? What happens if you put a microbe on the world's smallest diving board, and why would you do that in the first place? In search of answers to these and other questions, Measuring Marine Microbes takes you into the lab, out to the lunch trucks where scientists have some of their best ideas, and beyond. Produced with funding from the National Science Foundation.

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Short pieces, each about one person and a special place.

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Audio postcards created by college students on their less than conventional spring breaks.

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From the remote Galapagos Archipelago, to the Arizona desert, to a tiny farming village in southern India, to the top of a volcano in Iceland, Terrascope Radio's young producers take you around the world, exploring how each culture's people face--and overcome--the challenges that come with living where they do.


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A college student sends an audio postcard to her classmates about her experience in California with MIT's track and field team.

  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:22
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It's good to be home.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1
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What happens when your fun becomes your responsibility?

  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:10
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For some students it's not just the grades they are worried about, there's a whole other force driving them to get up before the crack of dawn.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
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Swinging- what could be a better way to just get away as a child?

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 2
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A college student recalls a story from her childhood in Indonesia in which a small event led to a deeper understanding of the social divisions in h...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:01
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Explores deep connections among the Icelandic culture, landscape and fisheries

  • Added: Sep 16, 2008
  • Length: 27:30
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Personal stories of New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina, as found by four young women on spring break from MIT

Bought by KVMR and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jul 18, 2007
  • Length: 24:03
  • Purchases: 2
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MIT Freshmen travel to Valdivia, Chile, and report on three stories of survival they have found there: ecological survival, cultural survival, and ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 23:26
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A college freshman travels to Chile and interviews survivors of the 1960 tsunami/earthquake.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 09:38
  • Purchases: 1