Horned Lizards of Our Nation’s Air Force by Jordan Nelson of KOSU

October 20, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Did you know that the government owns 30% of the land in the United States?  Between seven or so different bureaus, that’s over 1 million square miles of forests, rivers, giant caved faces of dead presidents, nuclear waste sites, and military testing grounds and bases.

This week’s feature is about what some inhabitants of those federal lands are up to: Horned Lizards. Jordan Nelson of KOSU in Stillwater, Oklahoma heads to Tinker Air Force Base to learn how the military and biologists are living peacefully with what are commonly known as "Horny Toads." And within this podcast, there is an interview with Jordan about what he plans to do with his Journalism degree. His secret: multimedia is the future. Enjoy!

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Learn more about horned lizards! Some species can shoot blood out of their eyelids as a defense mechanism. Pretty sweet!

Arty Sound Site: SOUNDWALK

February 22, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

SOUNDWALK.com is the website for a company that produces audio tours of a different color. They can be listened to while you are visiting a place (maybe the Louvre, or Times Square), but you can also listen from your desk, or your bedroom and travel somewhere in your mind. Soundscape presents places as seen by a particular person: the Bronx seen by Yankees fans, or by hip-hop artists. They've also made pump-up mixes/tours for going on runs in Berlin, New York, and London.

But, most importantly to me, that will really transport you away. This one, the India soundscape, was mixed by a DJ, combining tabla beats, the water moving along the Ganges, the sounds of commerce and prayer on the river, and Hindu philosophy.

YouthCast on Facebook

July 27, 2009 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Y'all should know by now that we have a Twitter account. But now let me make you aware of our Facebook page: facebook.com/youthcast. How simple! Almost deceptively so… There you will find links to some hot audio on PRX, as well as discussions with and connections to public radio pros and amateurs all over the world. Well, three countries for now. Plug in! Join up!

We're so 2000 and LATE

June 24, 2009 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

We have a Twitter. We tweet. Our name is prxyouthcast.

This is useful because: we will link to good audio jamz, we'll let you know when new podcasts are out, we'll give shoutouts to rad stuff going down. Follow us into 2009 and make an account if you don't have one, or start following from 2008 if you do.