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Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Berkeley's Thai Buddhist Temple

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All week long we've been playing you this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts. Listen above and read on for the answer...

YVONNE LIN: Hi. My name is Yvonne Lin and I live in Berkeley. We're at the Thai Temple, which is also in Berkeley. It's not a restaurant, it's kind of, just like the feeling of a festival really. Where you sit down and you just get food and there's people talking and it's outside.

Thanks to Alyssa Kapnik for recording those sounds. And congratulations to Emily Urie, who guessed the right answer. She’s now the proud owner of a brand new Crosscurrents t-shirt! We'll have a new sound for you to guess, and another chance to win next week. 

In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.

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