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Listening In

Independent producer Gideon D'Arcangelo finds his way into the heads and ears of all sorts of people in all sorts of places to see what sounds make them go.


  • The Schooner Anne

    Reid Stowe on the Schooner Anne

    In April 2007, Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad set out from New York harbor on an ambitious sailing voyage. Their goal was to sail for 1000 days without touching land, carrying all their provisions with them. They aimed to beat the world record of endurance sailing, which currently stands at 658 days. Saturday is day 538 of the voyage. We wanted to know what they were listening to to pass the time on their trip.

  • Focus Music for Power Lifting

    Benching 240

    More than 200 US athletes with disabilities will compete in sports like seated volleyball and blind judo in Beijing's 2008 Paralympic Games this September. Among them will be power lifter Mary Stack. In this installment of Weekend America's "Listening In" series, we find out what Stack listens to when preparing to lift.

  • Your Morning Music Hit List

    The crew of STS-122 wake up

    NASA has a tradition of playing wake-up songs for the Shuttle crew to start each day of a mission. Sometimes it's a crew member's favorite song, selected by a family member. Sometimes it has to do with the task they have to accomplish that day. We asked our listeners to submit their own wake-up favorites.

  • Listening In on the OR

    Dr. Atul Gawande scrubs up.

    You're on the operating table, drifting off from the anesthesia, and you hear ... a rock and roll tune? More and more, doctors listen to music as they work in the operating room. We went into the OR with surgeon and writer Dr. Atul Gawande to hear his tunes.

  • An Architect's Morning Music

    Libeskind and D'Arcangelo

    Before architect Daniel Libeskind sets to work designing buildings, like the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero, he listens to music. It's a morning ritual. Producer Gideon D'Arcangelo lets us listens in with Libeskind.

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