The Spot: Climbing Trains & Trees
This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
“Clean Trains,” reported by Ann Heppermann for 99% Invisible, June 2014.
In the 1980’s, New York City officials were fed up with the graffiti coating subway cars. 99% Invisible has the story of how they eventually cleaned them up, kept them clean, and how it all has impacted the global community of taggers.
Subscribe to 99% Invisible at their website. You can also hear more work from Ann Heppermann on her fiction podcast, Serendipity.
“Randy & The Taggers,” produced by Jenny Ament for Random Tape, June 2012.
Just like tagging can be a lifestyle, so can hunting down and prosecuting taggers.
On the podcast Random Tape, Radio Reporter David Weinberg produces short episodes that feature unique, found recordings discovered from lost cassette tapes; or quick, individual sounds he’s captured on the road while reporting; or random recordings sent in to him from other radio reporters.
In this episode, Atlanta-based radio reporter Jenny Ament, shares some of her own random tape documenting a real-life cat and mouse chase.
This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Grandmaster Caz, Funky Family, Sugar Pie DeSanto.
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