Hear, Here

Credit April Van Buren / WKAR

In the digital age, it’s easy to see what people’s daily lives look like. Scroll through Instagram and Facebook and you’ll see pictures of everything from people’s dinner plates to their vacation photos. But how about what your day to day sounds like?

We’re launching a new project here on Current State to capture audio snapshots of our community. It’s kind of like Instagram, but for your ears. We’re calling it Hear, Here and we need your ears to bring the project to life!

Submitting your own sounds to Hear, Here is easy.

Open the voice memo app on your smartphone and record around one minute of audio with the phone's microphone pointed toward the noise. Maybe you want to share the roar of the crowd at a Lugnuts game or the sound of your paddles as you kayak down the Red Cedar River.

Once you're happy with the audio, you can email the file, along with your name, what the sound is, and the approximate address or location where you recorded it to currentstate@wkar.org.

 

These audio snapshots will be featured on air as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We'll also be mapping out all of the sounds around town on the Google map below.

 

Questions about Hear, Here? Email producer April Van Buren at avanburen@wkar.org or call 517-884-4791.

 

Hear, Here: the ‘sweet science’ in Dimondale

Oct 14, 2015
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April Van Buren / WKAR

Our latest audio snapshot for our Hear, Here project comes from Hoose's Gym in Dimondale. 

Hear, Here: Sandhill cranes heading south

Oct 5, 2015
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April Van Buren / WKAR

We have another installment of Current State’s "Hear, Here" project today. This one happens to tie in nicely to our discussion of the sandhill cranes’ fall migration.

Hear, Here: birthday boy's racecar ride

Aug 6, 2015
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April Van Buren / WKAR

  Current State listener Deb Smith gave her husband Joe Lowe a ride along in a NASCAR vehicle at the Michigan International Speedway for his 68th birthday. It sounds like a very exciting birthday, if we do say so ourselves. 

Deb was kind enough to send along an audio snapshot of his car departing the pit, so your ears could come along for the ride. 

 

Hear, Here: noisy night in Lowell

Jul 31, 2015
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April Van Buren / WKAR

  Coyotes howl at the moon outside Morning Edition host's Melissa Benmark's window in Lowell. 

Want to submit your own audio snapshot to Hear, Here? 

Open the voice memo app on your smartphone and record around one minute of audio with the phone's microphone pointed toward the noise. Maybe you want to share the roar of the crowd at a Lugnuts game or the sound of your paddles as you kayak down the Red Cedar River.

Current State is starting a new project, and you can help! Use your voice recording app to send us the sounds of Mid-Michigan.