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Loitering in public space

What does it mean to “loiter”? To occupy and frequent a space without a monetary transaction or other purposeful agenda in mind? This episode, we look at modes of Social Practice  Occupy L.A. as Performing Public Space continues it’s Come in; We’re Open show at … Continue reading

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of marathons and assholes

On this episode: “Whenever I see a plain, industrial building, I just have to wonder: who’s being screwed behind those frosted, black windows?”  -Robby Herbst, Llano del Río collective on the Antagonist’s Guide to the Assholes of Los Angeles. “When you are … Continue reading

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Air

      This episode, we launch a three-part series from radio art collective, RadioSonideros called Air. Water. Earth. It was first broadcast as part of a floating radio station on the Staten Island Ferry in 2007: The FM Ferry Experiment.   Also in … Continue reading

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Difficult Dogs

Dogs are a man’s (or a woman’s) best friend. They teach us. We teach them. For better or for worse, dogs are our creation– historically owing the existence of their kind to humans, and as such, they are our responsibility. … Continue reading

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unique little endeavors

Sara was walking through the park looking for a place to photograph a tin house when she noticed a life-size plastic horse being pulled up a ravine on a stretcher by a small team of uniformed rappelers with helmets. As … Continue reading

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wildlife encounters

The direct encounter with a wild predator in the urban context is exhilerating, unsettling, and urgent. Something has to happen. On this episode of Hear in the City, Sara confronts a coyote on the street in broad daylight, sending it … Continue reading

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“It’s just a big rock” and Radio Ambulante

On this episode, Hear in the City takes us to the unveiling of Levitated Mass, a 340-ton rock with its own Twitter feed. The rock’s trip through 22 cities in Southern California from Jurupah Valley to its perch atop a … Continue reading

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Birds, fish, and free lunch

We start this episode of Hear in the City at Los Angeles’s historic Echo Park Lake, the site of a $65 million water quality project that has temporarily displaced dozens of birds and turned the ponds of lotus flower into … Continue reading

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for our mothers

In honor of Mothers’ Day, two stories of motherhood during difficult times. Our first audio postcard comes from students at The HeArt Project: a wonderfully talented group of teen moms who are finishing their high school degrees at a small … Continue reading

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the May Day show

On this week’s episode, we reflect on the words of Studs Terkel, in honor of what would be his 100th birthday on May 16th. The Chicago-based journalist and oral historian dedicated his life to giving voice to work-a-day people. He … Continue reading

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