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The Land
Produced by Nancy Keith

INTRODUCING THE LAND: a six-part series for radio. Produced at KRAB/Seattle by Nancy Keith, with a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

Following each program, two members of the Project Steering Committee - humanists and land use specialists - will discuss the program and take telephone questions from the listening audience. Members of the Committee are: Ray Tufts, planner; Vernon Carstenson, historian; Bob Lehr, realtor; Zoltan Szigethy, housing specialist and banker; Lorraine Hine, Mayor of Des Moines, Wash.; Mary Coney, Associate Professor of Humanistic Social Studies; Kenneth Clatterbaugh, Associate Professor or Philosophy; Tom McCracken, developer; Ralph Johnson, professor of law; Richard Haag, landscape architect; Gene Hunn, anthropologist; and Jim Thebaut, planner.


The Land, part 1: The Human Landscape - Looking for the Secret Garden - KRAB Sep 16, 1980

tape labelTonight's program digs into varying and conflicting attitudes which peoplehold toward the land and the natural world. Inevitably, we depend upon land for the necessities of human survival. But throughout history, a small segment of every culture has viewed the land as a reflection of a natural order to be respected beyond its practical use. Part 1 surveys the land with an overview of human perspectives - foresters, historians, Native Americans, authors, hikers, and more...Anthropologist Marco Biechieri unearths land values of early human civilization. Humanists and land use specialists will discuss and take questions from the telephone.

Listen now Listen now - The Land: The Human Landscape - Looking for the Secret Garden - Sep 16, 1980 (60:27)

Recording courtesy of the Jack Straw Foundation, JSF inv PA1391


The Land, part 2 - Private Property - American Land and Law - KRAB Sep 19, 1980

Three land historians got together one afternoon for a rousing unraveling of the American land ethic. They begin with the earliest settlers, work across the country through time, and arrive at the development of the West as we know it. Grumblings of modern-day property owners interrupt - they find that even in the country where private property lords over the land, a person's home is not necessarily a private castle. Property rights are further examined in the case of Ebey's Prairie on Whidbey Island. Snaps of American literature and music from the book of American songs fill out the aural landscape.

tape labelHistorians on this program are Vernon Carstenson and Keith Murry, University of Washington; William Robbins, Oregon State University.

Two members of the Project Steering Committee will discuss issues and field listener questions and responses following the documentary.

Produced at KRAB by Nancy Keith with a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

Listen now Listen now - The Land, part 2 - Private Property - American Land and Law - KRAB Sep 19, 1980 (60:23)

Recording courtesy of the Jack Straw Foundation, JSF inv PA1392


The rest of the series will be presented as the recordings are digitized:

The Land, part 3 - Farmland - Earthbound - KRAB Sep 23, 1980
The Land, part 4 - The City - Up or Out? - KRAB Sep 24, 1980
The Land, part 5 - Land Use Planning - It Amost Works - KRAB Sep 26, 1980
The Land, part 6 - Earthhspace in the Future - Multiple Visions - KRAB Sep 30, 1980

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