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HV053- Ranchers

Sheep shearing, Jerry Iverson painingHearing Voices from NPR®
053 Ranchers: Life, Death, Land, and Livestock
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2011-02-09 (Originally: 2009-03-18)

“Ranchers” (52:00 mp3):

Cattle and sheep, wool and meat:

“Counting Sheep” (28:00) Barrett Golding

Our host documents a year on a Roxanne Linderman’s Montana sheep ranch, raising, lambing, herding, shearing, and selling sheep.

Click thru our audio-viz gallery of sheep-shearer Jerry Iverson’s ranch paintings.

“Garland Hirschi’s Cows” (10:00 excerpt) Phillip Bimstien

Composer Phillip Bimstien made music with the voice of his neighbor, a Rockville, Utah cattleman, in “Garland Hirschi’s Cows,” (Starkland 1997).

“Lili’s Farm” (4:00 excerpt)

Lili Olsen, 3-years-old, takes us around her New Hampshire farm, recorded by Jason Rayles.

“Holding His Ground” (5:43) Jesikah Maria Ross

The late Attilio Genasci, interviewed for this story at age 97, held onto his California alpine-valley cattle ranch. Produced for the Nature Conservancy’s Stories from Heart of the Land and Saving the Sierra.

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