• 2001
  • 29:33
  • USA

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Rip, Rift, and Panic

By Susan Stone

Rip, Rift, and Panic weaves together stories, archival tape, and sound to create a portrait of the emotional and logistical aspects of living along an earthquake fault line. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:32
  • Scotland

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A Bug in the Works

By Mark Vernon

Found tape diary of a family holiday recorded for Grandma and Grandpa; a six-legged intruder spoils the fun. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Sweet Discoveries: One Man's Life as a Dumpster Diver

By Elizabeth Delaquess

Elizabeth goes on a walk with Andy, her former housemate, and asks him about living off of food from dumpsters. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 58:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #92: The Water Show

By Various

This hour: a disappearing lake, a luxury liner on the Adriatic Sea, and more. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Family Tree

By Kyle Sweet-Chavez & Sergio Chavez

Two families share very different reasons for planting a tree when their baby is born. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 6:29
  • USA

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This Ain't No Walk in the Park

By Natalie Edwards

City dweller Natalie Edwards confronts her distaste for all things green. Reluctantly. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:56
  • USA

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The Last Morning was a Sweet One

By Alix Blair

A short story in sounds of our food's start to finish, from morning to night (though not necessarily in the same day!) (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • CANADA

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The Road to Umami

By Carla Green, Vanessa Vyvial and Anthony Abbondanza

The fate of every farm animal, in three parts: life, death, and consumption. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #102: The Animals Show

By Various

This hour: foxes, rabbits, snakes, whales, birds, lambs, and dogs. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:48
  • USA

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When Condos Travel

By Sara Robberson

This piece explores what happens when trailers want to stay put, but condos travel -- removing Austin residents and their beloved trees. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Night (On the Chain)

By Aviva Hirsch

Connie Fredenberg tells the story one of her coldest experiences in Nikolski, Alaska. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 2:18
  • USA

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Dawn at Chicago's Magic Hedge

By Noe Cuellar

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 15:28
  • USA

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Mad About Magpies

By Guy Hand

Many people look to the natural world for clues about living a more harmonious life. For example, we aspire to traits we associate with certain animals: the wisdom of the owl, the noble bearing of the bald eagle, or the grace of the swan. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 52:35
  • Australia

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Children of Sodom and Gomorrah

By Sharon Davis & Jens Jarisch

Sodom and Gomorrah is a hellish place in Accra, Ghana, where children eke out a living on a scrap heap of discarded computers that the West no longer needs. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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One Man's Sour, Another Man's Sweet

By Kerry Klein

Kerry Klein brings reclaimed food to a potluck - and doesn’t tell anyone. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Ernie's Green Free Tree

By Nancy Camden

Under Ernie’s Free Tree neighbors and passersby pick from the free pile, the last of Ernie Winger’s possessions—recycling, laughing, crying, remembering a generous man who began life as a poor cast-off to become a neighborhood treasure. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:01
  • USA

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Bitter Knowledge

By Kelsey Padgett

Elise Pepple learns a hard lesson about knowing. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 4:02
  • USA

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Shattered School

By Melissa Block & Andrea Hsu

Among the victims of the powerful earthquake near Chengdu, China, are hundreds of young students who are feared dead after being trapped in the rubble of their middle school. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 17:52
  • USA

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Postcards From a Fanatic Reactionary Pedestrian

By Abner Serd

What is a fanatic reactionary pedestrian? How does one get to be this way? (more)

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  • 2012
  • 1:58
  • USA

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Mother Nature's Blues

By Djinnie Timoleon & Alexandros Zervos

We posed the question "What would you do if you were mother nature?" to our teenage neighbors and our piece features a compilation of the diverse answers we received. (more)

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