Highlights from the 6-Part Radio Series
“If you could tell any story about people and the natural world, what would it be?”
That’s what Jay Allison asked some of his favorite radio producers, and they went… all over.
“Stories from the Heart of the Land” — released in August, 2007 — was a six-part series featuring intimate stories from around the world about the human connection to land and landscape.
We’re all dependent on the land, although some people feel that connection more keenly than others. Those are the people we’ll hear from.
Portrait? Or Landscape? In documenting the natural world, our producers discover those old painterly distinctions don’t quite hold.
All of us—even those who never leave the backyard—can clearly picture distant locales. (Quick! Imagine the Amazon!) Why is that? In this hour we try to answer.
“Finding Yourself” — isn’t that the thing that kids do with backpacks in Europe? Not always. In this hour, we send a few brave radio producers out into nature on a mission of discovery.
On some corner of the vast Earth, each one of us has a place—real or remembered—to call home. In this hour we are invited onto other people’s sacred ground.
People living out dreams of paradise… and sometimes waking up to a nightmare.
People who commit to patch of land, invest their energy, and hope for a harvest—but not necessarily in any way you’d expect.
More Special Features
Jonathan and Arizona are regular radio collaborators… This time, they went camping—much to Jonathan’s trepidation.
After over 15 years as a reporter on environment and politics, producer Elizabeth Arnold went somewhere that no one travels to easily—the North Pole.
The Kitchen Sisters talk about “Cry Me a River” and the stories of three river guides who try—and fail—to stop the damming of their rivers.
For many years, Barrett Golding has been bicycling with his good friend and collaborator Josef Verbanac. Here are some tips and photographs from their adventures.
Producers Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann talk about their story exploring the Dioramas Exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History.
The curators for SFHL, Jay Allison and Emily Botein, speak on the journey in creating the series.