MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
Stockton's financial morass is an example of challenges faced by many cities these days.
AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
In the coming weeks, we'll report on urban life in the 21st century with the NPR Cities Project.
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BLOCK: Our Cities Project stories start next Monday and we want your input. What is the heart of your city, your favorite pocket park, plaza or watering hole? Please send us pictures and sound.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: The sound of San Francisco is the BART train.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: The sound of Santa Monica is the rhythm of rush hour at the gym.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: The sound of St. Louis, Missouri is the sound of dinner time at the local (unintelligible) deli.
CORNISH: Go to npr.org/NPRCities to contribute. And follow the project on Twitter @NPRCities. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.