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The Takeaway

Experiments With a Tech-Free Summer Camp

Monday, August 19, 2013

Technology isn't stopping one Pennsylvania summer camp from trying to get kids to connect more deeply with nature and one another. The camp decided to conduct an experiment by letting its campers use gadgets as much as they wanted after the devices were away from the campers a period of time. Manoush Zomorodi, of WNYC's New Tech City, has followed the progress of this camp from initial withdrawal to the lessons learned after.

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New Tech City

VIDEO: Smartphones at Summer Camp

Sunday, August 18, 2013

At one camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. 

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WNYC News

At the Balkan Camp, Thirty Years of Music, Fun and Friendship

Friday, August 16, 2013

Teenagers to 70-year-olds, hand in hand, form a circle as they dance to the music of a live brass band. As the circle moves, the dance hall vibrates. Welcome to the Balkan dance and music camp. At 10 p.m., the party is just getting started. 

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New Tech City

At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

More reporting from Manoush Zomorodi and the New Tech City team about summer camp and smartphones.

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New Tech City

Most Summer Camps Still Forbid Electronic Devices

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, sheds some light on when and where campers are allowed to use personal electronic devices.  

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New Tech City

New Tech City: At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Pennsylvania summer camp is letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: A Rhythm of Liquids Edition

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Slate writers Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas speak with Mason Currey about his book, "Daily Rituals," discuss the Sundance TV series "Rectify" and unpack the theories behind the camp aesthetic with Slate's Bryan Lowder.

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Soundcheck

Melodious Melodrama: Finding Camp Moments In Music

Monday, April 22, 2013

The term "campy" is one generally connoted with films or visual performances that are rooted in gay culture -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show," or John Waters' "Hairspray" are just two examples. As J. Bryan Lowder, Slate editorial assistant for culture, tells us on Soundcheck, it's "things that are sort of exaggerated, over the top, 'so-bad-it's good.'" 

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Soundcheck

Postcards From Camp; Cell Phone Bans At Shows; Ivan And Alyosha

Monday, April 22, 2013

In This Episode: What defines "camp" in art? In film? In music? It’s a tricky question, but J. Bryan Lowder has tackled it online for Slate.com, in a series he calls Postcards from Camp -- and he joins us to discuss.

Plus: Some artists are getting fed up with the constant use of smartphones to capture pictures and video at concerts. A few are even banning phone use to make audience members pay attention. We talk with Pitchfork’s Lindsay Zoladz.

And: Indie-folk band Ivan and Alyosha join us to perform songs from their long-awaited debut album, All The Times We Had.   

WNYC News

Teens Talk Global Justice at New Summer Camp

Monday, August 06, 2012

Some New York City teens got a lesson in global justice this summer.

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On Being

Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq — Pleasure More Than Hope [remix]

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

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On Being

[Unedited] Amahl Bishara with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

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On Being

[Unedited] Nidal Al-Azraq with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

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The Arts File

Summer Music Camp for Adults

Friday, July 23, 2010

Camper Suzanne Bilyeu and Conductor Marin Alsop talk about music camp.