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Pulse of the Planet Podcasts with Jim Metzner

Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:40:07 PDT

Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:40:07 PDT

Copyright: Copyright 1990-2012 Jim Metzner Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Noruz - Triumph of Tradition

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although the government of Iran tried to suppress it, the venerable holiday of Noruz continues to be one of that nation's most popular celebrations.

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Noruz - Customs

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Noruz means "new day" and it's celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.

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Microplastics - Beneficial Uses

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What happens to the microplastics in your toothpaste when they get washed down the drain?

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Microplastics - Into Our Oceans

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Virtually every plastic bag that finds its way into the ocean, deteriorates into microplastic particles.

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Phagwah - Parade

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In Queens, a festival takes place at the time of the full moon every March. Participants celebrate with "call and response" style singing, and the playing of indigenous drums and cymbals.

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Phagwah - Powder

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

In an Indo-Caribbean community an ancient festival of spring is celebrated with colored baby powder.

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Phagwah - Rebirth

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

The most joyful festival of the Indo-Caribbean culture is in early spring. Phagwah is a celebration of the rebirth of nature and the spirit of young love.

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Innovation - Diversity

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diversity doesn't just refer to race, ethnicity or gender; it means diversity of thought, intellectual approach, and diversity of tools and problems.

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Cajun Mardi Gras - Biggest Day

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

"When you're part of this Mardi Gras, you're forgetting about your job, your worries, your bills.."

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Cajun Mardi Gras - In Disguise

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

This week, in the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

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Predicting Disease Tracking Probabilities

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A newly developed algorithm is telling scientists where disease outbreaks may occur in the future.

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Innovation - Fostering

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bell Labs vs Silicon Valley - what are the best conditions to encourage innovation?

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