Hearing 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:
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