Aug 3, 2015

  The environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett says humans have always tried to control rain. We’ve burned witches at the stake to stop it. We’ve sacrificed children to bring it. Now we’ve used technology to change it, with results we weren’t intending. Barnett has written a book she calls a natural and cultural history of rain. And whether you love a rainy night or rainy days bring you down, Barnett joins us Monday to explain how the story of rain is one we all share. (Rebroadcast)

Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist based in Gainesville, Florida. Her new book is called Rain: A Natural and Cultural History ​[Indiebound|Amazon]. She's also the author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis ​[Indiebound|Amazon] and Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S. ​[Indiebound|Amazon]