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Part 2: New World Notes #647 (July 28)
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A fine audio collage--the latest released (March 2018) by Virtual Renderings. Not previously broadcast on New World Notes. Condensed a bit--and with an introduction--by KD.
It's an intriguing mix of parts of lectures and interviews, music, dramatic readings, and whatnot on this theme: With much of Western Civilization and corporatocracy proving unsustainable and inhumane, we need to re-develop our understanding and appreciation of natural ecology. . . .
In particular, we need to appreciate plants--their interconnectedness, their ability to cooperate and communicate with one another, their healing properties. And we need to listen to people who understand plants well, including herbalists, traditional healers, ecologists, and witches.
The voices in the collage are all "countercultural." In the introduction to Part 1, KD adds a complementary view. Plant scientists are saying much the same things. It turns out, the witches and tree-huggers are right! Who knew?
The uncut version of the collage--and 113 other works by Virtual Renderings--are available on radio4all.net. For a complete listing, click the link on the "Worth a Look" sidebar, to the right of this page.