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NPR: Mets’ Pitcher Makes ‘Knuckleball!’ His Own...

I’m not a huge baseball fan, but caught myself listening to this piece and absolutely drawn in with the intro, which the host mentions is an excerpt, but sound more like a montage from, a new documentary called “Knuckleball”. Especially for someone who doesn’t care about baseball, the sounds and comments take me to a field, and peaked my interest about something i wouldn’t normally listen to. I think if the interview would have started right away, i would have tuned out. But because i was “brought” to the field it kept me engaged and listening. Here’s the link. I chose a movie intro because i’ve always liked the affect this has on radio stories, it’s something about mixing the mediums that seems to always peak my...
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News Spots (Right side of the room)

  Obama Leads Romney in New Polls   Occupy Protests     TLC Launches Dispatch App For Wheelchair Users   Environment and NYC   New York Civil Liberties Union on Sex Education in New York   Soda Ban   Lady...
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Loy9

I came across an initiative in Phnom Penh, established to give young Cambodians between the age of 15 and 24  a platform from which they could express their opinions to government officials ahead of the 2013 elections. I wasn’t sure if we had to pick a radio station we could understand, but I was curious to poke around a little outside of English-based stations. The program is administered and funded by the BBC Media Action and UNDP. The program, called Loy9, is not exclusively radio (it includes a TV component as well), and is meant to get young people more invovled with political developments throughout the country. The campaign is designed and run by local Cambodian professionals, which I think is important when building out such an initiative. The project noted a study discussing the very low understanding/awareness of young people about their political system, and how the campaign is meant to inform this demographic. The study also noted that 30% of Cambodians are between the 15-24 age range, making it the youngest country in SouthEast Asia.   Here is the program...
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New Yorkers speak about their work on Labor Day weekend...