Getting Creative During the Superstorm
Listeners On Air
Friday, November 02, 2012
Many of us in the Northeast had our routines upended by Superstorm Sandy this week. Here at Studio 360, we've been scrambling around Brooklyn — using laptops, kitchen tables, and borrowed studios to record and assemble a show about the coming election.
That makeshift spirit made us wonder if any listeners shut in by Sandy were using their time creatively.
We heard from people making Halloween costumes, bulletin boards, and poetry. Olivia Hiester, 10, started drawing. "When I'm bored, I sometimes just take out a paper and pen and I just draw a bunch of random things,” she says. Waiting for schools to reopen in Philadelphia, Hiester drew three women missing the tops of their heads for a game she calls "Hurricane Hair." It’s a choose-your-own hairstyle adventure; if you want to play, you can download it and other hurricane-themed games.
New York musician Mark Berman sat down at the piano and improvised “Sandy.”
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