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Transcript of Audio
Audio Notes and Acknowledgments
Related Water Radio Episodes
For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.).
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TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO
From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of December 27, 2021.
SOUND - ~ 5 sec
That’s the sound of a Belted Kingfisher at Stroubles Creek in Blacksburg, Va., on December 21, 2021. The year-end chattering of Virginia Water Radio’s favorite bird sets the stage for our annual look-back on Water Radio’s year. We start with a medley of mystery sounds and voices from six episodes in 2021. Have a listen for about 40 seconds, and see how many you recognize.
SOUNDS – ~38 sec
If you guessed all of most of those, you’re a water-sound world champion!
Virginia Tech graduate Maddy Grupper discussing her research on public trust in water systems;
Virginia Tech’s siren used for tornado warnings;
names of some 2021 Atlantic tropical cyclones;
Canvasback ducks; and
ice on Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, Va.
Thanks to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources for permission to use the chorus frog sound; to Lang Elliott for the Canvasback sounds, from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs; to Maddy Grupper for the episode on her research; and to Blacksburg friends for the tropical cyclone name call-outs.
We close out 2021 with a two-minute sample of music heard in episodes this year. Here are excerpts of “Wade in the Water,” by Torrin Hallett; “Racing the Sun,” by the Faux Paws; “All Creatures Were Meant to Be Free,” by Bob Gramann; “John Ashe’s Spring,” by New Standard; “The Coming Spring,” by Andrew VanNorstand with vocalist Kailyn Wright; and “On a Ship,” by Kat Mills, with violinist Rachel Handman.
Thanks to those musicians for permission to use their music.
So long, soon, to 2021, and here’s hoping for a safe, sound, and sufficiently hydrated 2022.
MUSIC – ~105 sec
From “Wade in the Water” - ~18 sec – instrumental.
From “Racing the Sun” - ~20 sec – instrumental.
From “All Creatures Were Meant to be Free” - ~10 sec – instrumental.
From “John Ashe’s Spring” - ~13 sec – instrumental.
From “The Coming Spring” - ~20 sec – Lyrics: “I went outside, the rain fallin’ on the branches bare. And I smiled, ‘cause I could feel a change in the air.”
From “On a Ship” - ~25 sec – Lyrics: “We are riding on a ship.”
Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water
Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources
and Environment. For more Virginia water
sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call
the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of
“Shenandoah” to open and close this episode.
In Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.
AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Sounds Used and Their Previous 2021 Virginia Water Radio Episodes
(Listed in order heard in this episode’s audio)
The Belted Kingfisher sound was recorded by Virginia Water Radio at Stroubles Creek in Blacksburg, Va., December 21, 2021.
The sound of Brimley’s Chorus Frog was from “The Calls of Virginia Frogs and Toads” CD, copyright 2008 by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (now the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources) and Lang Elliott/NatureSoundStudio, used with permission. The CD accompanies A Guide to the Frogs and Toads of Virginia, Special Publication Number 3, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; as of February 5, 2021, that publication is no longer available at Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources online store, https://www.shopdwr.com/. For more information, contact the Department at P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228-0778; phone: (804) 367-1000 (VTDD); main Web page is https://dwr.virginia.gov/; to send e-mail, visit https://dwr.virginia.gov/contact/. This sound was used in Episode 563, 2-8-21.
Virginia Tech 2020 graduate Maddy Grupper discussed her research on public trust in water systems in Episode 564, 2-15-21.
The tornado-warning siren was recorded in Blacksburg, Va., in the early morning of April 28, 2011. This sound was used in Episode 568, 3-15-21.
The call-out of Atlantic tropical cyclone names for the 2021 season were recorded by Blacksburg friends of Virginia Water radio in June 2021. The voices were sued in Episode 580, 6-7-21.
The sounds of Canvasback ducks were sound were from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott. Lang Elliot’s work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, online at https://musicofnature.com/. These sounds were used in Episode 604, 11-22-21.
The Claytor Lake ice sound was recorded at the Sloan Creek inlet of the lake, near Draper in Pulaski County, Va., on January 6, 2018. This sound was used in Episode 606, 12-6-21.
Musical Selections Used and Their Previous 2021 Virginia Water Radio Episodes
(Listed in order heard in this episode’s audio)
The arrangement of “Wade in the Water” (a traditional hymn) heard in this episode is copyright 2021 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission. Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett. Thanks very much to Torrin for composing this arrangement especially for Virginia Water Radio. This music was used in Episode 566, 3-1-21, water in U.S. civil rights history.
“Racing the Sun,” from the 2021 album “The Faux Paws,” is copyright by Great Bear Records, used with permission of Andrew VanNorstrand. More information about The Faux Paws is available online at https://thefauxpawsmusic.com/. More information about Great Bear Records is available online at https://www.greatbearmusic.com/. This music was used in Episode 602, 11-8-21, on photosynthesis, including its connection to climate change.
“All Creatures Were Meant to Be Free,” from the 1995 album “Mostly True Songs,” is copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission. More information about Bob Gramann is available online at https://www.bobgramann.com/. This music was used in Episode 561, 1-25-21, on the Northern Harrier.
“John Ashe’s Spring,” from the 2016 album “Bluegrass,” is copyright by New Standard, used with permission. The title refers to a spring near Ivy, Virginia (Albemarle County). More information about New Standard is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. This music was used in Episode 576, 5-10-21, an introduction to springs.
“The Coming Spring,” from the 2019 album “That We Could Find
a Way to Be,” is copyright by Andrew VanNorstrand, used with permission. More information about Andrew VanNorstrand is
available online at https://www.andrewvannorstrand.com/.
Information on accompanying artists on “The Coming Spring” is
online at https://andrewvannorstrandmusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-coming-spring. This music was used in Episode
572, 4-12-21, on warblers and spring bird migration.
“On a Ship,” from the 2015 album “Silver,” is copyright by Kat Mills, used with permission. Accompanying artists on the song are Ida Polys, vocals; Rachel Handman, violin; and Nicholas Polys, banjo. More information about Kat Mills is available online at http://www.katmills.com/. This music was used in Episode 602, 11-8-21, on photosynthesis, including its connection to climate change.
An Image Sampler from Episodes in 2021
Episode 563, 2-8-21: Brimley’s Chorus Frog, photographed in Chesapeake, Virginia, February 28, 2019. Photo by iNaturalist user jkleopfer, made available online at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20834796 (as of 2-8-21) for use under Creative Commons license “Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0.” Information about this Creative Commons license is available online at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
From Episode 580, 6-7-21: Predictions for the 2021 Atlantic tropical
storm season. Graphic from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “NOAA Predicts Another Active
Atlantic Hurricane Season,” 5/20/21, online at https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-predicts-another-active-atlantic-hurricane-season.
Episode 606, 12-6-21: Thin ice on a pond in Heritage Park, Blacksburg, Va., December 9, 2021.
Please see the episodes mentioned and hyperlinked above under “Audio Notes and Acknowledgments” for sources of information about the topics of the individual episodes.
RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES
All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index
link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Overall Importance of
Water” subject category.
Following are links to previous “year of sounds/music” episodes.
2020 – Episode
2019 – Episode 504, 12-23-19.
2018 – Episode 452, 12-24-18.
2017 – Episode 400, 12-25-17.
2016 – Episode 348, 12-26-16.
2015 – Episode 295, 12-21-15.
2014 – Episode 246, 12-29-14.
2013 – Episode 193, 12-23-13.
2012 – Episode 141, 12-17-12.
FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION
The episodes listed and hyperlinked above under “Audio Notes and Acknowledgments” may help with various Virginia SOLs in English, Music, Science, and Social Studies. For specific SOLs, please see the online show notes for each episode.
Virginia’s SOLs are available from the Virginia Department
of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/.
Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels.
Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rd
Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.
Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.
Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.
Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5th grade.
Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4th through 8th grade.
Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school.
Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school.
Episode 483, 7-29-19 – on buoyancy and drag, for middle school and high school.
Episode 524, 5-11-20 – on sounds by water-related animals, for elementary school through high school.
Episode 531, 6-29-20 – on various ways that animals get water, for 3rd and 4th grade.
Episode 539, 8-24-20 – on basic numbers and facts about Virginia’s water resources, for 4th and 6th grade.
Episode 606, 12-6-21 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.