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Tue October 9, 2012

Sound Of Your City: Construction, Food Truck, Parks

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 6:10 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Some city sounds sent by our audience now to get us back down to Earth.

(SOUNDBITE OF HAMMERING)

AMANDA BELL: My name is Amanda Bell(ph). And this is the sound of construction in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

(SOUNDBITE OF HAMMERING AND MACHINERY)

ANASTASIA KETERICHKOV: My name is Anastasia Keterichkov(ph), This is the sound of Hartford Manufacturing jeans.

(SOUNDBITE OF MACHINERY)

RENE GONZALEZ: My name is Rene Gonzalez(ph) and the sound of San Antonio, Texas is the Where Y'at food truck on First Fridays at the Alamo Street Theme Park.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: What's up, man?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 2: How you doing, chef? Can I get a half a soft shelled crab po' boy and a Cajun corn on the cob?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: We got an order for Michael.

MICHAEL: All right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BANGING)

DEREK ANAKANA: My name is Derek Anakana(ph). The sounds of El Paso, Texas is the park around the corner from my apartment with children playing and skateboarders.

(SOUNDBITE OF SKATEBOARDING)

RACHEL HOLLY: My name is Rachel Holly and this is the city park carousel in Burlington, North Carolina.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAROUSEL MUSIC)

PETER GARAHAN: My name is Peter Garahan. And the sound of Oxford, Maryland is the Talbot, the ferry that runs from Oxford, Maryland across the Tred Avon River to Bellevue, Maryland.

(SOUNDBITE OF A TALBOT FERRY)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 3: Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two...

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 4: Here we go.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 3: ...one, zero, and launch.

CALLIE BURKE: My name is Callie Burke(ph). The sound of Cape Canaveral, Florida and there is a crowd watching a rocket launch.

(SOUNDBITE OF A ROCKET LAUNCH)

CORNISH: A sampling of sounds from your cities. Thanks to all who sent them. You can follow the Twitter feed for the NPR Cities Project @nprcities.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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