Wednesday, writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams joins Doug to discuss her latest book, The Hour of Land. It’s a paean to America’s natural parks. The parks are, Williams says, fundamental to our national identity, despite our complicated relationship with them. To mark the centennial of the National Parks Service, Williams visited 12 national parks. She wanted to better understand their relevance in the 21st century. She also wondered if they might serve to help unite our fractured country. [Rebroadcast]
Terry Tempest Williams is the author of 15 books, including Refuge and When Women Were Birds. Her newest book is called The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks [Amazon|Indiebound].