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added march 14, 2012

London, heard from above.

Sending a radio producer out with the cops for a night may be a trope, but with good reason. In Night Visions, BBC Radio 4 sent a poet out with London's police helicopter for a night. Police, helicopters, London – the result is a delicious contrast with the TV broadcasts of the London riots last summer. 

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Playtime: 29 minutes

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Sound Rich, poetry, History, Crime

added march 2, 2012

Clearing The Killing Fields

An Irishman rejects a conventional life to save lives and limbs in the most mined country in the world.

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Playtime: 39 minutes 8 seconds

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Death, History, Asia

added february 1, 2012

Alice Springs is Drowning in Alcohol

Why does a small town in the heart of Australia's outback have that nation's highest rate of alcohol-related death? Tragic for hundreds of families, though tavern owners and undertakers aren't complaining.

 

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Death

added january 22, 2012

Life and Death of Arissat-1 by Reni Hofmüller

Ham radio operators can build satellites, that can get thrown into orbit from the International Space Station. This item from Radia is more than a factual narration from NASA, it's a building of tension and wonder, a tie between humans on the ground and somehere out there.

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Playtime: 28 minutes 30 seconds

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Sound Rich, Science, Radio

added january 12, 2012

Don't Go Far, Dinner's Ready

Two pre-teens in Dublin take off on a lark that ends up in a trans-Atlantic adventure.

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Playtime: 38 minutes 46 seconds

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Sound Rich, New York

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