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Ben in Mojave Desert

Mojave Road {format} {format} {format} 14:59 Ben Adair

"People who spend time in the Mojave start thinking differently about space. Huge stretches of land without a house, a telephone pole, or high-tension wire." The desert is vast in space, and time, ghost towns, some with Opera Houses still standing, century-old abandoned mines, billion-year old boulders in Death Valley. "One hundred human empires will rise and fall in the time it takes Death Valley to notice our passing." The place is perfect for the drifters and artists now living there. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jan 3 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Mar 4 2005 on WNYC Radio Lab; Mar 26 2004 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Environment, Travel, Cultural