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Rethinking Our Relationship With The Natural World

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With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this spring, environmentally-minded people are thinking about how our relationship to the natural world has evolved. This hour, host Krys Boyd talks with a writer who investigates the stories of raw materials harvested in the wild. We’ll also hear from a former bug-spray developer who advocates for the “tiny lives” he once helped to exterminate. And an ecologist reveals what modern industries can learn from indigenous cultures about protecting the environment.

Music featured in the conversation:

  • “Mother Earth (Provides for Me)” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • “The Bug That Tried To Crawl Around the World” by Johnny Cash
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong