domingo, 31 de mayo de 2015

Extensive listening: The Recyclers: From trash comes triumph

The Recyclers: From trash comes triumph is a CBS 60 Minute segment aired in November 2013.

The residents of Cateura, Paraguay, don't just make a living from the massive garbage heap in their town. They also make music.

This is the way reporter Bob Simon introduced the segment:
"Ever heard of a town built on a garbage dump? We hadn't until last year when we visited a community on the outskirts of Asuncion, the capital of the tiny, impoverished South American country of Paraguay. It's called Cateura and there is trash everywhere -- in its streets, its rivers, in people's backyards -- but we decided to take you to Cateura tonight, not because of the poverty or the filth, but because of the incredible imagination and ingenuity of the people who live there. Our story is also a reminder that, ultimately, music will triumph everywhere and anywhere."

You can read the full transcript here.