Friday, October 5 at 5:30pm
at the Library
Jim Metzner will be taking Pulse of the Planet on the road this fall, launching his “30th Anniversary Legacy Tour!” with a live event at our Library. The tour, set to include cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Georgia and an October 10 event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC–will begin in Jim’s home town of Stone Ridge.
The program will celebrate the world of sound, with stories and surprises. Prizes will be awarded for whoever brings the best signature sound of the Hudson Valley (live or pre-recorded by you) and the best animal vocalization imitation. Jim will share some of his favorite sounds as he commemorates 30 years of Pulse of the Planet!
Jim Metzner 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 Pulse of the Planet, which has been on the air since 1988.
Pulse of the Planet airs on over 200 stations in the US (locally on WAMC) and receives thousands of downloads every month as a podcast. Jim has recorded all over the world and 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, NASA, Virginia Tech, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Stories and reviews of Jim’s work have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, New York Magazine, the Today Show, Rolling Stone and Audio Magazine.
Jim has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Honda Foundation. He was a Media Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and in 2016 chaired a panel at the 40th anniversary of the MBL’s Ecosystem Centre. In 2017, he travelled to Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a Fulbright Scholar. For more information visit jimmetznerproductions.com.