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Stories from the Heart of the Land

Series produced by Atlantic Public Media

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A series of hours about the intersection of people and the natural world

STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE LAND

"Stories from the Heart of the Land" is a 6-part series featuring intimate stories from around the world about the human connection to land and landscape. Host Jay Allison asked dozens of public radio's best producers to do something different. He asked, "If you could tell any story about people and the natural world, what would it be?" ...and off they went:

- Elizabeth Arnold went to the woods with grizzly bears.
- Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister stalked coqui frogs in Hawaii.
- The Kitchen Sisters went to the river's edge.
- Barrett Golding jumped on his bike.
- Scott Carrier walked with pilgrims around a mountain in Tibet.
- Jonathan Goldstein packed a tent and went camping, reluctantly.
- Sean Cole turned on his TV. Don't worry, it was a nature show.

The result is an eclectic mix of personal narratives from all over the US and Canada, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, and the North Pole. The overall effect is a mix of the quirky, solemn, lyrical, humorous, unexpected and philosophical.

NB: ALL PROMOS INTERCHANGEABLE. :15 promos need "...Join host Jay Allison for Stories from the heart of the Land" tag.

In addition to the producers mentioned above, the series features contributions from Charles Bowden, Chris Brookes, Neenah Ellis, Ann Hepperman and Kara Oehler, Kelly McEvers, Bill McKibben, Jon Miller, Dean Olsher, Sandy Tolan and many others.

Original Music for the series was composed and performed by Bill Frisell

Funding: Supported by The Nature Conservancy and Visa.

Media Contact:
Deborah Blakeley
blakeley@pclink.com
612-377-1207

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STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE LAND "Stories from the Heart of the Land" is a 6-part series featuring intimate stories from around the world about the human connection to land and landscape. Host Jay Allison asked dozens of public radio's best producers to do something different. He asked, "If you could tell any story about people and the natural world, what would it be?" ...and off they went: - Elizabeth Arnold went to the woods with grizzly bears. - Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister stalked coqui frogs in Hawaii. - The Kitchen Sisters went to the river's edge. - Barrett Golding jumped on his bike. - Scott Carrier walked with pilgrims around a mountain in Tibet. - Jonathan Goldstein packed a tent and went camping, reluctantly. - Sean Cole turned on his TV. Don't worry, it was a... Show full description


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Hour-long program about the intersection of people and the natural world

Bought by KVNF, WCAI / WNAN, WNIJ, WTIP, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2007
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 23
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Hour long program about the intersection of people and the natural world

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, KOSU, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2007
  • Length: 55:59
  • Purchases: 26
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Hour-long program about the intersection of people and the natural world.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, KOSU, KUOW and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2007
  • Length: 55:29
  • Purchases: 26
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Hour-long program about the intersection of people and the natural world.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW, KUT, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2007
  • Length: 55:34
  • Purchases: 23

  • Added: Aug 08, 2007
  • Length: 55:30
  • Purchases: 24
Piece image
Hour-long programs about the intersection of people and the natural world

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, WCAI / WNAN, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2007
  • Length: 55:30
  • Purchases: 36