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Fereshteh Toosi: Red Crystal Palace

Fereshteh Toosi’s radio piece is based on a live public performance and investigating political involvement, malaise, and optimism. Red Crystal Palace was a mobile tent with a crystal ball inside, operated by a nurse seeking predictions about the future from people on the street. In exchange, the nurse shared free tea and red crystals with participants. Interviews were recorded in 2007: March 26 and July 21 in Chicago, April 7 in Los Angeles and May 6 in Washington DC.