The Nature Conservancy: Nature Stories podcast has been having an HV orgy lately. Recent casts include HV pieces by Scott Carrier, Jeff Rice, Jack Chance, and me.
Today on KUER: Jim Harrison – Returning to Earth. Literary legend Jim Harrison has been capturing beauty and a zest for life with his poems, novels and essays for more than 40 years. He’s written about the spiritual pleasures of the natural world and the physical pleasures of the body in works like Saving Daylight, Legends of the Fall, and The Raw and the Cooked. Jim Harrison has recently published his ninth novel Returning to Earth, and in it looks from the good life to the good death. He is in Utah, and Thursday, RadioWest will air a conversation between Harrison and independent radio producer Scott Carrier.
MP3 of the hour now online.
Also check our Weekend America story on Harrison.
As promised in prev post, here’s our latest HV Podcast:
The Kiss and the Dying by Ceil Muller (7:36)
“His mouth might have been the most antiseptic place in that hospital. Certainly it was the most welcoming. Greedily reaching out for every possible life giving experience he could get. Death was not without pride, it just was greedy.” An etiquette list for those who may be dying soon, and for the soon-to-be survivors. (Photo by Man Ray.)
We’re now working on two new Specials; one for Memorial Day hosted by US Army Major Robert Schaefer, and one for Father’s Day with Jay Allison hosting. If you know of any audio that might work for these hours, post a comment w/ urls and info. Thanks.
The latest of our HV Podcasts is:
Pin Pia by Jack Chance (2:46)
In a Thailand market, Manop Thammadoonpinij, a music teacher and luthier, performs traditional songs on a haunting little-known ancient stringed instrument, the Pin Pia. (Collected along the travels of the Mountain Music Project).
We put new noise up every Monday. Tomorrow a piece by Ceil Muller.
Jake Warga made a slideshow of his radio story “The Person I Admire the Most” (NPR All Things Considered). It’s been viewed
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