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Program 521: Berner Oberland; T.T. Williams' Utah; The Philippines
Release Date: 04-21-2018
Hear about the variety of spectacular Alpine views any visitor can enjoy in and above Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley, as descried by a tour guide who's mapped the region's hiking trails. Then listen in as author Terry Tempest Williams explains how she purchased oil leases near her home in the Utah desert — not to drill, but in hopes of combatting the recent rollback of protections for US national monuments. And learn why travel writer Kiki Deere counts the Philippines among her favorite countries to visit.
- Tour guide Don Chmura
- Terry Tempest Williams, author of "The Hour of Land" (Sarah Crichton Books)
- Kiki Deere, author of "Journey Through the Philippines" (Tuttle Publishing)
- Don Chmura has written a detailed guide to the hiking trails of the Bernese highlands of Switzerland.
- Rick writes about the pleasure of hiking in the Berner Oberland.
- Terry Tempest Williams' latest book, "The Hour of Land," is called "a personal topography of America's National Parks."
- In an editorial in the New York Times, Terry explains how, and why, she and her husband bought oil lease rights near their home in Utah.
- The text of the appeal Tempest Exploration LLC filed with the Dept. of the Interior, asking to reverse the BLM's refusal of their lease purchase.
- Outside magazine explores how Interior Department policy changes benefit a private energy-industry firm in Texas, by closing off federal auctions to develop public lands from the public.
- Timponogos Cave National Monument in Utah is run by the National Park Service.
- Kiki Deere is the author of the illustrated guide, "Journey Through the Philippines."
- Kiki shares her photos on the Rough Guides Philippines website.
- The tarsier is an unusual-looking small primate with large eyes, found in the Philippines.