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In this week's episode we have a quick practical lesson in the art of the radio public service announcement. Our designated teacher, Mike Kellat, brings you this lesson. Discussion of Linux and more is also included in the podcast.
Coming up this week there will be a new episode of Hyperlinked History on a topic picked by The Faceless Historian. On Friday Tech for Techies will be back with further discussion of the nuts and bolts logistics of production. In LISTen #67 we are endeavoring to have the community manager of the openSUSE project, Joe Brockmeier, on to talk about leveraging Linux in schools and libraries.14:51 minutes (8 MB)
If you have a long plane trip for Computers in Libraries 2009, we've got some podcast recommendations to help keep you informed and amused.
You can catch up on programs you might have missed with Tech for Techies, LISTen, and Hyperlinked History. Network producers do crank out a bit of content during the week. Links for network programs to plug into your podcatcher are:
Hyperlinked History: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/HyperlinkedHistory
Tech for Techies: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TechForTechies
All Network Programs In One Feed: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/LISNewsNetcasts
Other programs to potentially try include:
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/fricomedy/rss.xml
The Folks on the Hill from Radio Ulster: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/northernireland/folks/rss.xml
Quirks and Quarks, a CBC science program: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/quirksaio.xml
tripleJ Unearthed Podcast: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/podcast/unearthed.xml
CBC Radio's Comedy Factory: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/cf.xml
Community Divas: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/communitydivas
GeekSpeak on KUSP: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510168
KCRW's Martini Shot: http://media.kcrw.com/podcast/show/ma
Digital Planet on the BBC World Service: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/digitalp/rss.xml
To those traveling, fair winds and calm seas. LISTen will post per its normal schedule at 0400 UTC Monday.
Simply put, this week is an info dump. Quite a lot of material about hardware is covered this week. From computers to microphones to mixers, we provide an overview of these matters. There are not necessarily philosophical matters to consider but instead nuts and bolts logistics.
Related links to learn more about some of the products mentioned are provided below. Next week, we'll be looking at audio, copyrights and legalities, and planning ahead versus fixing it in post-production.
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This week's episode of LISTen starts off through a chat with Blake Carver relative to his call for more bloggers. A commentary follows soon thereafter relative to teleprompter ethics. A look at publishing content for the Kindle and Linux news are also in the mix.
There will be no program on Wednesday in light of President Obama's press conference Tuesday night. This is to give everybody a chance to take a breath and catch up. Tech for Techies will indeed air Friday.
Blake's post calling for more bloggers
Initial tweet by Stephen Green relative to teleprompter hacking
First example of a relay
Second example of a relay
Third example of a relay
Tweet noting the kitty's increase
Report from AFP on Tuesday's press conference
Times of London on the press conference
New York Times blog post on the press conference
Christian Science Monitor reporting on the teleprompter mishap
All example works posted by the production team
Short blog bit posted to the Amazon Digital Text Platform
Longer test piece posted to the Amazon Digital Text Platform
Contrast on Lulu to the long piece posted for Kindles
Announcement of Jaunty Jackalope features freeze
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter on the freeze
Zenwalk release announcement
Frugalware release announcement
The LISNews Netcast Network on Public Radio Exchange
This week we talk about the language used in podcasts and how it might differ. Three podcasts produced by the United States Government are aired in their entirety to provide examples. The programs from the FBI and NASA run one minute apiece while the segment from the Voice of America runs four minutes. After that we turn to discussing the mechanics of staffing a production and what the roles are in creating a show.
The episodes of the last three weeks were designed to make you think and consider what goes into the making of a podcast. Think about it and make the decisions that are right for you.
If you have any questions for us, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give it our best answer.
Thanks for listening and for your support.
Welcome once again to the pages and stages of history where number crazy mystics meet musicians and mingle with warrior women who offer something of value to early 20th century warfare before that gets taken apart by an Anglicanized American with a penchant for carnival rides.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time someone accused me of Irrational Behaviour.15:35 minutes (8 MB)
Does your library have valet parking? In this week's edition of LISTen we have a patron perspective from the host of Tech for Techies about a shopping mall based branch of a public library in the Las Vegas Valley. Through being located in the Galleria mall at Sunset, this branch indirectly does.
After taking a look at a unique library setting through a patron's eyes, a round-up of coming events is also presented.
This week's program talks about show structure. In the program we delve into component parts to think about in making a show. Many examples are given as other programs out there are referenced as examples. A list of links to those programs is given later in this post. Audio Snake Oil will return as part of the program next week.
Towards the end of the program we feature a number from the U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors, The Army Goes Rolling Along. You can find more downloads from the band as well as learn more about them at their website. On the web, they can be found at http://www.army.mil/fieldband/pages/listening/downloads.html.
TV Squad Daily With Brigitte (now defunct)
Buzz Out Loud
CNET News Daily Podcast
Uncontrolled Vocabulary (on hiatus)
Food Science with Dr. Kiki (presently defunct)
This Week in Science
This Week in Tech
CNET's Podcast Central
Hyperlinked History is off this week. In lieu the network presents an essay talking about the world's knowledge ecology and some aspects of creating content within it. No transcripts will be available for this as it is based off a handwritten outline of which even the page turning can be heard in the program. The essay is contemplative and philosophical.9:47 minutes (8 MB)
In this week's episode we hear from Peter Eckersley, a staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about their new Surveillance Self-Defense guide. Tools such as Tor and GnuPG are also presented in addition to a mention of the show's relevant GnuPG public key.
A news analysis piece followed the interview. A transcript of the analysis piece will be available later in the week. A lack of personnel prevented its release concurrently with the audio. It is tentatively planned to have such available in the relevant Kindle marketplace for USD$0.99 as well as at a comparable rate on Lulu.21:35 minutes (8 MB)