PS: There's a bonus offer for Freelance Cafe members at the bottom of this post, so keep reading!
Are you in the Bay Area? Ever wondered what extraordinary things the earth might say if we took a moment to listen to it?
Here’s your chance to grab a beer and join Jim Metzner of "Pulse of the Planet" to listen to some amazing audio, and to talk about the science and journalism behind it. (RSVP at http://soundsofscience.eventbrite.com)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM — Beer & Snacks
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Audio Salon & Science Discussion
at KQED Public Media
No one has captured the sounds of the planet and explored the science behind them like Jim Metzner, the award-winning host and producer of public radio’s “Pulse of the Planet,” one of the longest running programs about science and the environment.
A science & audio journalist for more than 35 years, Metzner has explored the world by conducting audio expeditions to remote locals such as the Australian Cloud Forests, the Pantanal Wetlands south of the Amazon, and the Gobi and Sonoran Deserts, among other fascinating places. He has interviewed hundreds of scientists and researchers along the way, developing a comprehensive grasp of current innovations in science, as well as a healthy respect for the cycles and rhythms of nature. His work is both timely and timeless.
In this Audio Salon & Science Café, Jim will play some of his rare, evocative recordings, and we’ll discuss story, science, audio, and life on earth. Bring your own tales of hard-to-gather sound and using craft to tell the story!
Join us for beer, snacks, listening and talking.
Presented by Stacy Bond & AudioLuxe
Co-Sponsored by KQED’s QUEST and SF Bay Area Journalists
Space is limited.
BONUS OFFER FOR FREELANCE CAFÉ MEMBERS: We’d love it if you leave some quick love on the “Pulse of the Planet” FB page! If you have a quick (or long) story about trying to get good sound (or a great scoop), go to our FB page and share it – and I’ll put you in a hat drawing for a $10 iTunes gift card, and one of Jim’s new CD’s. This offer is only for Freelance Café peeps. The drawback is that you’ll also need to send me a quick email so I know which comments are actual FC folks, but that won’t take too long – plus, hey, free gift card.
Here’s our POTP page on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pulseoftheplanet
Here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you Tuesday!!!