The Ogallala Road By Julene Bair chats with Dr. Alvin

Julene Bair Click Here To Listen Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas’s beautiful Smoky Valley. She means to create a family, provide her son with the father he longs for, and preserve the Bair farm for the next generation, honoring her own father’s wish and commandment, “Hang on to your land!” But part of her legacy is a share of the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family—like other irrigators—pumps over two hundred million gallons out of the Ogallala aquifer. The rapidly disappearing aquifer is the sole source of water on the vast western plains, and her family’s role [...]

By |May 6th, 2014|Agriculture, Biography, Women|Comments Off on The Ogallala Road By Julene Bair chats with Dr. Alvin

The Knowledge By Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell Click Here To Listen The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself.  

By |April 30th, 2014|Agriculture, History, Science, Technology|Comments Off on The Knowledge By Lewis Dartnell