WPKN Archives: Digging in the Dirt w/Paul Bogard Author- The Ground Beneath Us

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Kevin Gallagher

Original Aired:
Monday, April 10th, 2017
4:59PM to 5:40PM

41 minutes

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 5:20PM

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Episode: Digging in the Dirt w/Paul Bogard Author- The Ground Beneath Us

 Author Paul Bogard's mission in THE GROUND BENEATH US is to find out Is there any untrodden foot of ground left? Join me to hear Paul Bogard speak about the Ground Beneath us, on "Digging in the Dirt"
Early on his quest he realizes something astounding: when we step outside and look down, most of us in the industrialized world see an unnatural surface, likely some version of asphalt or concrete. In fact, we have some 61,000 square miles of paved ground in the United States, an amount that together would be larger than any state east of the Mississippi.
Increasingly we live separated from the natural ground itself, concealing from us our profound relationship to the source not only of our food, water, and energy, but to the many majestic, poetic, and yes, very basic, ways the ground sustains our lives. In short, the ground holds the facts that define us, but most of us know almost nothing of the world beneath our feet. Paul Bogard, beautifully, tells these stories of subsurface technologies like sewers to idyllic subterranean Eden's, from what and how we grow in the ground, to how we bury our dead and how our modern ways of reshaping our tiny planet may be the end of it all.

Show: Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher


Heavy on the 60's & 70's, new artists, Boogie Blues, Blues-Rock, Alt-country, Folk, Funk, Acid Jazz and world music and Latin Jazz. Drop in every other  Monday of the month, 4-7 p.m. for musical meanderings with Kevin Gallagher. He'll drop the bucket down WPKN's musical well and see what he drags up.

"I know where things will start out, but I'm never quite sure where we'll end up. It's all about playing any kind of music that fires me up, with the occasional Interview thrown in".


At 5 pm Monday's, Listen to "Digging in the Dirt",  where I talk to a guest working in and around agriculture, gardening, farming, gardening and food issues like organics, seeds, GMO and the Bionutrient movement and Climate Change issues.  You can go to all my Podcasts at this link.  https://soundcloud.com/wpkn895/sets/digging-in-the-dirt-on-wpkn

Kevin shares every other Monday 4-7 p.m. with Pete Stewart.

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