Monday, November 30, 2009

Wendell Berry on the FM Dial

For those with an interest in Wendell Berry, he will be on today's Diane Rehm show at 11 a.m. If you don't receive the show on your local PBS station, the show is usually available on the program's web site within a few hours of the completion of the show.

For those who haven't heard of Wendell Berry before, here's a chance to improve yourself. Listen up.

UPDATE: The audio of the interview is now available online. While the interview waxed and waned, I thought Wendell was at his most intense toward the very end of the hour in answering a question about "mountaintop removal." He strongly asserted that this form of mining showed our contempt for the land, for our places, and for local people in those places. I wish he'd then said something to the effect, "and this form of mining is what we still consider to be 'clean coal.'" Just that we be clear that we don't deserve any sort of clear conscience simply because we stick the adjective "clean" and thereby avoid any further necessity of changing our behaviors...

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