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Jim Metzner

Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs for the past 30 years, beginning his career with a piece for NPR's Voices in the Wind -- the predecessor to All Things Considered.

This was followed by his ground-breaking short format series, You're Hearing Boston, produced for CBS station WEEI-FM. He's received major grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has been featured in Wired magazine, the New York Times, Audio magazine, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, and on the CBS Evening News.

Metzner has recorded all over the world and produced features for public radio's Marketplace, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and The Savvy Traveler. He has appeared as an "ambassador to the natural world" on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and has taught at Vassar College.

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This week: an aural trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, an unconventional love affair, and a man who eats up all the books he reads (literally).

This hour: the halls of a high school and the alleys of one of the oldest cities in the world.

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