The Occupy movement has spread to London, where the nearest open lcoation to the stock exchange is in front of St Paul's Cathedral. Two clergymen have resigned over how the tents and protestors have been dealt with. It's being reported outside the mainstream media by the likes of student radio station SOAS Radio (Part 2 is here) and citizen journalists including The Shout (in multiple Audioboos).
Playtime: 6 minutes 24 seconds
Date: October, 2011
"These days, radio drama is as dead as disco, kept on life support mostly by the BBC. But it shouldn’t be this way. Sound has a way of slithering into our ears and burrowing deep down into the folds and wrinkles of our brains in ways that sight does not."
During the late 19th Century, New York tycoons created the first U.S. polo club in their Newport, Rhode Island summer retreat. Today the sport endures, steeped in tradition -- with one noticeable exception. Produced by Jim Pontarelli and another in a series from the 2011 summer audio retreat at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.
Playtime: 5 minutes 25 seconds