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Sony PCM-D100

Jeff Towne got his hands on the new Sony PCM-D100. Priced around $800, it's one of the more expensive digital recorders he's reviewed for Transom. Is it worth it? Jeff weighs in with photos, sound files and more.

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Thoughts On Translation: Gregory Warner

Thoughts On Translation: Gregory Warner

NPR international correspondent Gregory Warner is next up in our series about how to handle foreign language translation in radio pieces. Gregory offers five techniques - with audio examples - to help turn "foreign-language interviews into powerful, whisper-in-your-ear radio."

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Making Radio In Developing Countries

Making Radio In Developing Countries

Journalist Irene Scott shares what she's learned from working with radio producers in developing countries. She writes, "If being a journalist is a life filled with daily discoveries, than this kind of work has to be the pinnacle."

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Thoughts on Translation: Ann Heppermann

Thoughts on Translation: Ann Heppermann

Transom is beginning a series of advice columns on how to handle language translation on the radio. Our first feature comes from producer Ann Heppermann who gives us her tips using audio examples from her work on the Mexican border and with Burundian refugees. There are lots of languages in the world and stories to go with them. Check these ...

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Lessons in Mixing A (Historical) Documentary for Public Radio

Lessons in Mixing A (Historical) Documentary for Public Radio

TOOLS Guru, Jeff Towne shares tips on mixing archival tape along with a general guide to making broadcast-friendly hours for radio stations.

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Thoughts On Translation: Gregory Warner

NPR international correspondent Gregory Warner is next up in our series about how to handle foreign language translation in radio pieces. Gregory offers five techniques – with audio examples – to help turn “foreign-language interviews into powerful, whisper-in-your-ear radio.”

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Making Radio In Developing Countries

Journalist Irene Scott shares what she’s learned from working with radio producers in developing countries. She writes, “If being a journalist is a life filled with daily discoveries, than this kind of work has to be the pinnacle.”

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Thoughts on Translation: Ann Heppermann

Transom is beginning a series of advice columns on how to handle language translation on the radio. Our first feature comes from producer Ann Heppermann who gives us her tips using audio examples from her work on the Mexican border and with Burundian refugees. There are lots of languages in the world and stories to go with them. Check these tools for telling.

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Story Workshop Spring 2014: Pieces

Another batch of stories from another Transom Story Workshop. The students came from all over to spend two months with us on Cape Cod. Check out their work. If these are beginners, look out.

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Traveling Workshop 2014: Bloomington, Indiana

Our Traveling Workshop is headed to Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University and WFIU are hosting this one-week introduction to audio storytelling workshop August 17 – 22, 2014. Led by Transom’s radio training guru, Rob Rosenthal with teaching assistant, Sarah Neal-Estes. Applications due July 2nd.

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Story Workshop Spring 2014: Listening Event

Join us for a public listening event on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 at The Community Hall in Woods Hole to celebrate the accomplishments of the students from the Spring 2014 Transom Story Workshop. For those of you who can’t make it to the event, we’ll create a Transom feature soon.

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Sony PCM-D100

Jeff Towne got his hands on the new Sony PCM-D100. Priced around $800, it’s one of the more expensive digital recorders he’s reviewed for Transom. Is it worth it? Jeff weighs in with photos, sound files and more.

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Tascam DR-07 mkII

Transom’s TOOLS editor Jeff Towne went hunting for a decent digital audio recorder priced under $150 and found the Tascam DR-07 mkII. Jeff runs it through the usual paces and includes sound samples, photos, and more.

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Pro Tools: 1 Overview

Jeff Towne’s new and improved guide to Pro Tools provides a full breakdown of this much-used (and loved and hated) audio application, focusing on all the stuff you need for radio storytelling. Jeff breaks down his primer into three parts: Overview, Editing, and Mixing.

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Joe Richman

As part of the Joe Richman Experience this week on Transom, we present you with his manifesto! It’s a great balance of the useful and the inspirational… our sweet spot. Including great tips for making un-narrated work.

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Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris’ Manifesto, “Navigating Stuckness,” is an autobiographical journey following his path as a diarist, painter, storyteller, data artist, web visionary, and who knows what next? You’ll find lessons for all of us who are ever stuck, accompanied by wonderful original illustrations.

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Catherine Burns

Catherine Burns leads the artistic team at The Moth, and in her Transom Manifesto she has generously illuminated some of her secret tricks for us. She talks about what makes a Moth story work, and, more particularly, what makes it work (or not) across different media, with fascinating examples.

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How To Be A Girl

Marlo Mack writes “When my son was three years old, he informed me that he… was actually a she. ‘Something went wrong in your tummy…’” Transom is proud to premiere the podcast “How To Be A Girl,” in which Marlo and her child tell us what they are discovering about gender and identity, as they discover it.

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Maria, Lena and Me

Karla Murthy’s piece, “Maria, Lena and Me,” is a tribute to one remarkable pianist, but more than that, it’s an homage to inspiration. If you never dreamed of becoming a concert pianist, you’ll find yourself entering that dream as you listen; the story and the music are enchanting.

This Is Radio: Jonathan Goldstein

This Is Radio: Jonathan Goldstein

For our seventh and final video in the This Is Radio series, here’s Jonathan Goldstein of the CBC’s “Wiretap”. In the lightest possible way, Jonathan muses on how radio channels his own inner darkness. Produced by Andrew Norton.