Listener Initiative


Hi, I’m Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet, presented by DuPont. On our program throughout the year, you’ve heard seasonal sounds and stories from around the world — whether it’s bonfire building at Christmas in New Orleans, a summer hollering contest in North Carolina, or springtime cattle branding in New Mexico. Well for some time now, we’ve been asking you for your stories, about the way that you mark or celebrate the change of seasons, the way that you track the rhythms and cycles of your life. We’ve heard from listeners in Philadelphia who celebrate New Year’s with Polish traditions, and from folks in Los Angeles who observe Persian New Year’s. Others have told us about welcoming the spring thaw in Alaska, an African harvest ceremony celebrated in Portland, Oregon, and the art and science of grafting fruit trees in upstate New York.

So, what events are important in your life? What do you look forward to, and celebrate each year? It may be changes in nature that you observe, or family traditions from generations past or countries far away. If there’s a time of year that’s important to you, something you look forward to and celebrate in some special way, well we’d like to hear about it. We’re sending producers to cover selected events for our series, so you could end up hearing your story on the radio.

Please call our toll free number and leave a brief explanation of your seasonal event and how you observe it, along with your name and your phone number. Our toll free number is 1-877-PULSE 99. That’s toll-free 1-877-PULSE 99.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by DuPont, bringing you the miracles of science, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. I’m Jim Metzner.


Listener Initiative

Pulse of the Planet wants to know how you observe the changing seasons and special times of year. Give us a call at 1-877-PULSE99, and your story may be featured on Pulse.
Air Date:01/29/2001
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Hi, I'm Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet, presented by DuPont. On our program throughout the year, you've heard seasonal sounds and stories from around the world -- whether it's bonfire building at Christmas in New Orleans, a summer hollering contest in North Carolina, or springtime cattle branding in New Mexico. Well for some time now, we've been asking you for your stories, about the way that you mark or celebrate the change of seasons, the way that you track the rhythms and cycles of your life. We've heard from listeners in Philadelphia who celebrate New Year's with Polish traditions, and from folks in Los Angeles who observe Persian New Year's. Others have told us about welcoming the spring thaw in Alaska, an African harvest ceremony celebrated in Portland, Oregon, and the art and science of grafting fruit trees in upstate New York.

So, what events are important in your life? What do you look forward to, and celebrate each year? It may be changes in nature that you observe, or family traditions from generations past or countries far away. If there's a time of year that's important to you, something you look forward to and celebrate in some special way, well we'd like to hear about it. We're sending producers to cover selected events for our series, so you could end up hearing your story on the radio.

Please call our toll free number and leave a brief explanation of your seasonal event and how you observe it, along with your name and your phone number. Our toll free number is 1-877-PULSE 99. That's toll-free 1-877-PULSE 99.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by DuPont, bringing you the miracles of science, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. I'm Jim Metzner.