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Hear in the City: Radio Realities from the Urban Landscape a sound magazine started on KPFK, 90.7FM in Los Angeles and hosted/created by Sara Harris. Our show: focuses on local environment, arts, education, and culture in and around Los Angeles. Our goal is to map the city through sound-rich profiles of people living and working toward creative social change and solutions.

Hear in the City: Radio Realities from the Urban Landscape a sound magazine started on KPFK, 90.7FM in Los Angeles and hosted/created by Sara Harris. Our show: focuses on local environment, arts, education, and culture in and around Los Angeles. Our goal is to map the city through sound-rich profiles of people living and working toward creative social change and solutions.
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Hear in the City: Radio Realities from the Urban Landscape a sound magazine started on KPFK, 90.7FM in Los Angeles and hosted/created by Sara Harris. Our show: focuses on local environment, arts, education, and culture in and around Los Angeles. Our goal is to map the city through sound-rich profiles of people living and working toward creative social change and solutions.

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English


Episodes

MyEveryDayRadio5.WAV

5/15/2019
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Human excrement, overgrown undergrowth, general disregard for the landscape in the Shadow of Dodgers Stadium.

Duration:00:05:28

MyEveryDayRadio4.WAV

5/14/2019
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Installment #4: What if we all took a moment out of each day to think about and talk about and perhaps even thank- or decide to delete- the long list of contacts in our cellphone?

Duration:00:10:20

MyEveryDayRadio3.WAV

4/11/2019
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With the intention of creating a masterfully-crafted, self-contained, internally edited and smooth musing, this entry of MyEveryDayRadio documents nothing more than two dogs barking behind a fence and a homeless man searching for a plastic bag in the weeds on a hillside.

Duration:00:08:18

MyEveryDayRadio2.WAV

4/9/2019
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Random rantings during a windy April day in L.A.

Duration:00:11:07

MyEveryDayRadio1.WAV

4/8/2019
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Welcome to day one of an experiment in daily decompression from wherever my mind takes me.

Duration:00:07:17

The Apocalypse Show

2/14/2019
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December 21st, 2012- the winter solstice- was thought by many to portend the end of the world, and by others as the moment of spiritual and cosmological transformation as it represented the end and new beginning of the Long Count Aztec and Maya calendars. On this New Years Day, 2013 episode, Hear in the The City goes out the the wasteland spaces of California's Salton Sea to find out if the Apocalypse happened... or if it is still on the horizon. (Originally broadcast on KPFK, 90.7FM, Los...

Duration:00:28:41

Honey_Mesquite_EIM

3/5/2017
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Listen to Olivia Chumacero of Everything is Medicine impart a workshop about preparing the seeds from recently harvested Honey Mesquite from Mockingbird Canyon and the Morongo Valley Oasis for a small group studying native plant-ways in Southern California.

Duration:00:08:26

MothersDay2013

5/14/2013
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Listen to our Mother's Day episode and share it with your mothers.

Duration:00:29:22

Tree People and the Rain

5/7/2013
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This episode, we take a trip to one of the largest on-site rain/storm water catchment systems in Los Angeles. On an unusually rainy May day, in a year, when rain has been scarce, Andy Lipkis and Jim Hardie of Tree People walk us through the basics of the past, present, and future of the relationship between trees and water in a time of climate change in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:28:34

Trees and Bikes are the Answer

4/23/2013
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This week's radio outside of the studio: we celebrate Earth Day with a crew of people who think every day is Earth Day--we visit Northeast Trees on planting mission in the Mar Vista Gardens Housing Projects and ride a bike to power a dj party with Movable Parts at Ciclavia.

Duration:00:28:35

Mr. Ra / Mystery

4/17/2013
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This episode, we visit with Afro-futurist filmmaker Cauleen Smith as she brings her slide-show performance drawn from archives of and admiration for Sun-Ra to Los Angeles. It's national poetry month, and we have some choice recordings of Mr. Ra/Mystery, the cosmic polymath, composer, and poet.

Duration:00:29:02

Keeping the water

4/15/2013
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This week, we take a walk with the "old man of water", Waterkeeper's Conner Everts to find concrete solutions to problem of a concrete city that pours most of its water right back into the ocean instead of saving it for a non-rainy day.

Duration:00:28:30

Loitering in public space

4/4/2013
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On this episode, we spend the show loitering at City Hall with artist Chris Cuellar who is part of a gallery show at Los Angeles City College called "Come in; We're Open" --a collection of conversations about social practice and a project of Performing Public Space. Also on the show: the day-after the dislocation of Occupy L.A.

Duration:00:28:53

of Marathons and Assholes

3/27/2013
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This episode: "When you are at kilometer 30...that's when the pain and the absurdity of the marathon come into focus." "Ever since starting to work on this guide, whenever I see a plain, industrial building, I just have to wonder: who's being screwed behind those frosted, black windows?"

Duration:00:28:01

Love and Water

2/13/2013
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This week's Hear in the City wraps up our series on natural elements in the the urban space with "Water" by Radiosonideros collective featuring the poetry of Lewis McAdams, co-founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River. We also offer you a guide to a proposed landmark urban plan on the L.A. River and a meditation on the multiplicity of love.

Duration:00:28:47

Earth: future in the balance for an urban park

2/5/2013
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Next in our series of audio art honoring natural elements in the urban space: Earth. We spend most of the program exploring the fundamental issues that arise when a piece of land is set aside for public park use at a time when disinvestment in open and un-exploited spaces has become the norm in the State of California.

Duration:00:29:58

About air

1/22/2013
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This week, we visit Mexico City--once the dirtiest metropolitan area in the Americas-- now the recipient of a prize for clean air and sustainable transport. Plus, audio poetry by Clare Fox and responses from our Pit Bull show.

Duration:00:29:20

pitbulls and people who love them

1/16/2013
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The number one dog breed euthanized in shelters in cities in the U.S. is the Pit Bull Terrier. On this episode, we travel to two spaces in the City to visit extraordinary people who are committed to difficult dogs and helping society to deal with them. Featuring Larry Hill of Puppy Imprinters and Lori Weise of the Downtown Dog Rescue.

Duration:00:28:27

The Post Apocalypse

1/4/2013
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What happens when the world doesn't end? For the first show of 2013, Hear in the City goes to the Salton Sea, to Pompeii, and back to the y2k for a reality check.

Duration:00:28:41

Los Angeles in Las Vegas

11/8/2012
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The 2012 U.S. presidential election had been decided. California saw record turn-out. Some Angelinos went beyond the call of voter duty and hit the pavement in Las Vegas to make sure to get out the vote in our neighboring swing-state. Listen to the show to hear how it went.

Duration:00:29:17