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Interview with a Wired Employee

Janelle Teng is the business coordinator at Wired magazine. She took some time to explain what sparked her interest in the publishing industry and what her job at Wired entails.
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What a Slinky Knows

I chose to listen to a segment from NPR’s RadioLab. I spent the first five minutes of the podcast trying to figure out if the RadioLab host was named Chad or Jad. I may have missed some sound utilization during this time of confusion. Around minute five I remembered that Google exists. His name is Jad. He went to Oberlin College, married his college sweetheart, and has two kids. The segment I listened to featured a math professor from Cornell University, Steve Strogatz, as a guest, as well as physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. They were discussing the fact that when you drop a slinky from a height, it appears that the bottom of the slinky doesn’t move right away. The segment used a lot of cool sounds; as they talked about the “levitating” properties of a slinky, you could hear them dropping a slinky in the studio. They also dropped a pen to illustrate the same phenomenon. At the end of the segment, they played an upbeat song that included a slinky as an instrument – a Slinky Concerto, if you will. It may have been called Slinky Concerto No. 5 but I’m not 100% sure because I just made that up. I thought the sound use in this segment was great because it made the segment feel really interactive, which I think is important for a segment focused on science – it draws listeners in who might otherwise have tuned out. You can listen to it...
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Zonta Women’s Radio

Zonta Women’s Radio is a weekly radio broadcast that works to promote issues important to women and to improve the status of women and girls. It normally broadcasts on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30 to 12, from New Rochelle. The host is Roxanne Wilson; the broadcast I listened to was actually a tribute to Sally Ride. Wilson was very conversational in her approach to the broadcast, and was joined by guest Dr. Mamta Patel. They talked about social activism in general, but also focused in on what the station generally ¬†focuses on–improving the status of women. Zonta is an international, nonpartisan organization. Listening to the broadcast was really interesting because I thought they did a great job balancing the conversation in a way that made it interesting to both listeners in the specific area of New Rochelle and listeners like me who just happened upon the station....
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Voxpop

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School Reopens in NYC