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Jim Metzner
Jim Metzner circa 1978

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About Jim Metzner

Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs for the past 25 years, beginning his career with a piece for NPR's Voices in the Wind - the predecessor to All Things Considered, followed by his first 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, and Pulse of the Planet, now it in its fourteenth year and 2700th broadcast. He's received major grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his work has been featured in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, Audio Magazine, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS television.

Metzner has recorded all over the world and produced features for public radio's Marketplace, All Things Considered, and The Savvy Traveler. He regularly appears as an "ambassador to the natural world" on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. In 2002, he launched a new radio series, Voices of Innovation, with the support of the American Association of Engineering Societies and NASA. In the spring of 2003, he'll be teaching at Vassar College.

Jim's CD, also titled Pulse of the Planet, is available at

Jim Metzner Links

  • Pulse of the Planet
  • Voices of Innovation
  • National Geographic

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