Science Radio Cafe


Terry Tempest Williams is one of those extraordinary writers who reminds me that heart and mind are inextricable. Her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks is a journey through twelve national parks, in which we encounter a history of our nation in microcosm. In the podcast we talk to her and her husband Brooke Williams, who also has a new book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet, which traces another kind of journey on the Western landscape, a meeting of his own history and ancestors. Both authors are fierce and compassionate activists and advocates for Western lands. I asked them for their favorite wilderness organizations, and here they are:

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Grand Canyon Trust
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
National Parks and Conservation Association
Dine Bikeyah
Round River Conservation Studies