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thermometer 115 degrees

Heat {format} 4:15 Jeff Rice

It is 120°. The birds and animals, and even insects hide. The story focuses on the words, thoughts and sounds of desert residents: writer Charles Bowden, the Tohono O’odham poet Ofelia Zepeda, and ambient composer Steve Roach, whose composition "Slow Heat" scores the piece. [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 15 2001 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Environment