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An Evening of Sounds, Stories and Surprises with Jim Metzner

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Jim Metzner with a dolphin
Jim Metzner with a dolphin.

Award-winning broadcaster Jim Metzner—founder, producer, field recordist and host of “Pulse of the Planet”, one of radio’s longest running science programs, will be making a special appearance at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm, celebrating 30 years of “Pulse of the Planet,” as well as his many other radio creations. “People often ask if I have a favorite sound,” Metzner says. “You’ll be hearing a number of favorites at the presentation. It’s a celebration of the world of sound and the magic of listening.”

Jim has recorded soundscapes all over the world, from the cloud forests of Australia to the favelas of Brazil, and has been producing sound-rich radio programs since 1977, beginning his career with a ground-breaking short format series, “You’re Hearing Boston,” produced for CBS station WEEI-FM.  Metzner’s other award-winning series include “You’re Hearing San Francisco,” “You’re Hearing America,” “The Sounds of Science,” “Voices of Innovation,” and of course “Pulse of the Planet,” now in its 30th anniversary year.   

Jim Metzner holds a microphone to record the sounds of a baby bird
Jim Metzner records the sounds of a baby bird.

Jim has produced features for public radio’s “Marketplace,” “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” as well as for National Geographic Online, Discovery, the American Museum of Natural History, the American Association of Engineering Societies and NASA. 

 The closest Metro stop to the Library is
 Capitol South (orange/blue lines). The stop is located diagonally across the street from the
James Madison Building

Details: Recorded Sound Reference (202) 707-7833

Sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or <[email protected]>

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