Earth Maze

Interviews: Maze Builder and Metaphysician, Alex Champion; Musician and Producer, Rex Suru; Apartment Dweller and Cat Exerciser, Jerry MosonMusic: Improvisational saxophone, performed by Rex Suru Bellevue-Staten Building on Oakland Wiki

Lake Merritt is for The Birds

Interviews: Stephanie Benevidez; Rumsian Ohlone Descendant, Linda YamaneMusic: “Trona Summer,” written and performed by William Whitmore; “Deer Song” performed by Linda Yamane Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge on Oakland Wiki

Toward Bringing Nature and People Together

Interview: former Supervising Naturalist, Stephanie BenevidezMusic: “For Birds, Planes & Cello,” composed by Miya Masaoka, performed by Joan Jeanrenaud Rotary Nature Center on Oakland Wiki Paul Covel on Oakland Wiki

Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After… #1

Through a mixture of field recording, interviews, music and narration, the Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After… audio tour explores the natural, social, and economic forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, Lake Merritt and its surroundings. It’s part of a larger, 3-part public art project by Scott Oliver. Visit the official Once Upon A […]

Mythopoesis

Interview: Retired Parks and Rec Employee and Fairyland Set Builder, Bob SchultzMusic: “The Happy Dragon’s Tongue,” “Jolly Boy Horse,” “Willy the Whale,” “Fairyland Music (Space Pop),” “The Merry Miller’s Cat,” and “Fairyland Music (Cowpoke),” recorded and compiled by Melinda Simon & Mark Fay; “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah,” written by Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert, performed by Sun Ra […]