Nowadays we think of wilderness as a fully natural environment that contrasts sharply with the designed and constructed environments in which we normally move. But does that vision of wilderness really exist anymore? What is natural and what is artificial about wilderness? Should humans be understood as a part of nature or distinct from it? And how should we approach conservation efforts so that we balance the needs of a growing world population with the need to preserve some aspect of the wild in our lives?
Famed natural sound recordist Bernie Krause is our special guest this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond". He talks about his early career in professional music and how he made the transition to naturalist and bio-acoustitian. Krause will take us on a sonic tour to some of his favorite wilderness areas and talks about his new book "The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places." Saturday, 3/30 at 3pm.