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Code Switching and Race: Towards a fresh examination of the impact of busing for school integration

In the dreary rays of dawn, Interlock’s camera-laden drone hovers above buses full of METCO students. They travel the same highways from Boston to affluent suburbs as over thirty thousand students have done since the METCO program began more than fifty years ago.
Code-Switching follows five African-American students, spanning two generations, who signed up for voluntary busing to attend better-resourced suburban schools.  METCO, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, has been a wonderful experiment that has helped more inner city youth attend college while diversifying suburban schools. For some students however, shuttling between Boston’s ethnic neighborhoods and predominantly white suburban schools has not been seamless, especially for the girls.  Typically, girls do not experience the same athlete-hero status as many of their male peers. They may face the burdens of both ostracization back home and feelings of isolation in their adopted schools. This has led to anxiety…

Meet Interlock’s Audio Post Production Team – Berklee Buddies Bedazzle

Behind the scenes of Margaret Fuller: The Evolution of a Utopianist there is a talented, ongoing group of musicians and sound designers we like to call the Berklee Buddies. With a common thread of training at the Berklee College of Music, they share a deep sense of professionalism and a keen understanding of the broader context of the work.  In addition to their international backgrounds, each brought various aspects of musical and technical expertise.

Grounded by their musicianship, intellectual depth and stellar work ethic, they melded into a cohesive music-making machine.  They hit the ground running and never stopped, often working into the night to get everything just right. Because of their enthusiasm, generosity and ties to the Berklee performance community, it was not unusual for a violin, sax, or vocalist to pop by and add their instrumentation.  


Under the stewardship of our Berklee Buddies, the post production audio process took on a life of its own.

“It was one of the most p…