Podcast, Music, and technology, the latest reply all podcast is a combination of things we like. Reply all is a podcast all about the internet and this week they highlighted Song Exploder a podcast the examines the technical aspects of how music is created and the artist’s process.
In years past for orientation we’ve had streams of first years coming through the media center before being whisked off to their next event, small groups pop in for couple hours with just enough time to make a quick iMovie mashup, and even a group sing along in one of our podcast rooms. This year we got to work with a group of enthusiastic first years over four days to create radio stories as part of the Pre-Orientation program.
Our program included an interview technique Q and A session with Tony Moore and Joseph O’Neill from Marketing and Communication, audio production session, a DJ booth practice run with WDCV technician Tyler Garrett, and quick study session of our favorites like This American Life, Planet Money, and RadioLab. The result was five great stories which then aired live on WDCV during orientation.
Check out the programs below and the full stories with pictures on WDCV.
Students in The Cold War in Southern Africa created podcasts profiling a twentieth-century Southern African leader. Sarah Koch, Weston Hayes, and Luke Kaledin chose Nelson Mandela because they had learned about his leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, the founding of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (“spear of the nation” in isiZulu) following the government’s decision in 1960 to ban the ANC, and Mandela’s subsequent arrest and imprisonment. Mandela became a symbol of apartheid’s injustice until his release from prison in 1990 and election as South African president in 1994. Mandela died at the age of 95 at the end of the fall semester 2013.
Part of an on going project created during the class Greek 112: Introduction to Greek Poetry, taught by Christopher Francese that consist of a passage from Homer’s Iliad discussed, translated into English, and then recited in Greek.
Michael Fratantuono’s class create mini video lectures on current global economy topics.
The Keystone XL Pipeline, by Brooke Watson, Christine Gannon, Mike Hughes, and Eleonora Vaccori
Qatar 2030 Vision, by Rogelio Cerezo, Abby Glascott, Chloe (Ruijiao) Ma, Danette Moore
Megacities: A New Perspective, by Steven Haynes, Mike Adams, and Mike DeVivo
Final Projects for Todd Arsenault’s Digital Imaging course