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Water is a Many Splendor'ed Thing

Series produced by Stephen Baker

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This radio broadcast is a series of short-segment radio broadcasts that explore water’s relationship in the world. Listeners will hear water relationships about daily, national, global, planetary and universe water interactions with water. Each segment is written with the intent of discovering the value that water has in each of our lives. Interviews are with real people sharing a piece of their life experience.

This broadcast program series focuses on short messages describing circumstances and suggesting introspective thoughts and actions from the listeners. It is characterized as easy listening. Easy listening means the broadcast can be enjoyed while driving home from work, taking the kids to school, cooking a meal or casually sitting around the house or job site.

You may hear stories pertaining to how the Taliban used water in Afghanistan to control the villages, groundwater depletion in California, the domestic well problems in the west, skydiving through a cloud, fluoride in water, the California Delta, Hoover Dam, snow fences, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Pittsburgh River Patrol, the Amish of Ohio and more. The series currently is producing its 253rd segment.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The plight of the Delta Smelt is currently dependant on mankind’s desire and ability to revive the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Ca...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:39
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Value of our estuaries and other inland water bodies are recognized while fishing, boating, swimming or viewing nature from a great vantage spot. T...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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For those of you that haven't noticed, water conflict is a topic that keeps on showing up in our lives. Each time water demand bumps up against wat...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:24
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Water is a pretty basic resource that is essential in our lives. So when it begins to disappear or diminish in quality, our daily routine can chang...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
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All of us remember the consequences of Hurricane Katrina and the super storm that hit New York City in 2012. These climatic conditions are likely t...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
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Joining the US Navy at 18, John Baker was called to duty after the United States had been fighting in WWII for three years. His two year experience...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:02
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He saw it coming. John thought that water would not be an issue but the County and State of Washington had not quite worked out how groundwater tha...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 05:58
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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear, "Walla Walla?"

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:21
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Leading a somewhat isolated way of life away from the surrounding metropolises and choosing a lifestyle that places limits on modern conveniences, ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 05:48
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At the signing of the declaration of independence, Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all ha...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:55
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Most of us have lived our lives knowing that if we want a glass of water, we simply turn on the tap and out comes that delicious liquid. But in tod...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:58
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Life in war torn regions of Afghanistan are bad enough for the communities but it can become even more hopeless when the water runs out.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:01