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Snuggle up

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Snuggle up

Cozy up this Winter with a trip through the history of recorded sound.

Sound Beat is a daily, 90-second public radio show that showcases recordings from Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the nation’s largest sound archives.

Episodes feature a wide range of recordings from all musical genres, film scores, and great thinkers and political figures such as Albert Einstein and Teddy Roosevelt, and more. Listeners will hear fascinating rare gems, old favorites, and some never heard before recordings.

For more information about Sound Beat, check out our Program Listing

Fall into Sound Beat

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Fall into Sound Beat

Cozy up this Autumn with a trip through the history of recorded sound.

Sound Beat is a daily, 90-second public radio show that showcases recordings from Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the nation’s largest sound archives.

Episodes feature a wide range of recordings from all musical genres, film scores, and great thinkers and political figures such as Albert Einstein and Teddy Roosevelt, and more. Listeners will hear fascinating rare gems, old favorites, and some never heard before recordings.

For more information about Sound Beat, check out our Program Listing

Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain Tour Bowery’s Punk Landmarks

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Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain Tour Bowery’s Punk Landmarks

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, who wrote Please Kill Me, gave Rolling Stone magazine a tour of important former sites of the Bowery: CBGB & OMFUG, Arturo Vega’s loft and the park where the Ramones artwork was taken. We also stopped by an exhibit at Howl Happening to see art that inspired the punk movement.

WATCH the video on Rolling Stone’s Facebook Page.

For more information about the Please Kill Me – Voices from the Archive radio specials, check out our Program Listing.

Creating music from the sounds of the melting glaciers

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Creating music from the sounds of the melting glaciers

The Music of the Glaciers

Matthew Burtner (University of Virginia) spent much of his childhood near glaciers in Alaska. Now he is creating music from the sounds of the melting glaciers to raise awareness of climate change. And: How are rising oceans changing the lifestyles of the people of Tahiti? Archeologist Jenny Kahn (College of William and Mary) is documenting 1,000 years of the movements of Tahitian people. Plus: Centuries of dried plants carefully preserved by botanists are stashed away in drawers and cabinets all over the American Southeast. Andrea Weeks (George Mason University) is part of an enormous project to digitize 3.4 million plant specimens, perhaps discovering new species in the process.

Later in the show: Before dinosaurs ruled the earth, there were some enormous relatives that ruled over them. Sterling Nesbitt (Virginia Tech) talks about these giants who roamed the earth. Plus: Tree rings don’t just show the age of a tree, they also tell us about the past and, maybe, the future. Stockton Maxwell (Radford University) says tree rings might help solve climate change.

For more information about With Good Reason, check out our Program Listing.

Your weekly conversation with our third president

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Your weekly conversation with our third president

The Thomas Jefferson Hour is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson.

Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a man of the Enlightenment, a student of human nature and gentlemanly behavior, and he applied this to his personal life as well as to both the national and world wide challenges he faced during the forming of our nation. Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar and award winning first person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, portrays Jefferson on the program, and he answers listener questions while in the persona of Jefferson–his answers are grounded in the writings and actions of the great man.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, check out our Program Listing.