Tag Archives: Audio

Panoramic photos and a nice audio series on farms

From the NYTimes, a panoramic look at spring training. Here.

From NPR, a look at an American farm through the seasons. Here.


Aural inspiration

picture-2In class last week I mentioned listening to pitches being made to “This American Life.” That was at a terrific conference that I attended called Third Coast which is sponsored by Chicago Public Radio. Sadly, the fate of the conference is up in the air (budget crunches). However, it’s one of those conferences that anyone serious about radio should definitely check out. In the meantime you’ll find lots of great links on the Third Coast home page and I especially want to point out a documentary-based program called Re-Sound. Another series worth subscribing too (you can find it via itunes).

Recommended book on audio reporting

Since we’re only getting a taste of this in class here’s a book I recommend that’s all about radio.  It’s way more than we needed for class (which is why I went with the “Radio” book instead)  but if you’re looking for something more I recommend it. I have a copy that I’m happy to loan out (I have promised James Brown first dibs). Also, “Radio,” which I’m assuming you’ve all now read, should really start to be making sense now. 


Guest speaker on Thursday

picture-12KPLU’s Paula Wissel will be our guest on Thursday. We are LUCKY to have her stop by. Please listen to these two stories and Paula will talk to us about gathering and layering nat sound with interviews. Come prepared with good, smart questions (you know, the kinds you always have in class).

The Meaning of Work: The Boilermaker.

The Meaning of Work: The Baby Room.

And if you want to hear more stories from The Meaning of Work series here’s a link to the series website. 

Her bio: 

Paula Wissel | Law & Justice Reporter

Paula has covered the Law and Justice beat at KPLU for more than a decade. She began her KPLU career in 1989 when she was hired to host All Things Considered. Prior to moving to Seattle, she worked in public television in Idaho. She also worked in public TV and radio in upstate New York and San Francisco, where she graduated from Lone Mountain College, now part of the University of San Francisco. She was born and raised in Idaho. Paula’s memorable moment in public radio: “Sitting in a King County courtroom when Green River killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to strangling 48 women. As the serial killer responded to each charge in an emotionless tone, the families of the murder victims sat quietly crying. They’d been waiting decades for the killer to be caught. It reinforced my feeling that, with this or any tragedy, the people left behind live with the pain long after I’ve packed up my microphone and gone home.”