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Program 579: Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks

Release Date: 10-05-2019


Author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams tells us how she sees the processes of erosion at work in these hard-to-define times we're living in. Then writer Dan Richards describes what it's like to hike to the Cascade Mountain lookout where Jack Kerouac lived for two months. And writer and photographer Becky Lomax shares more of her favorite national park experiences.


  • Dan Richards, RLF Fellow at Bristol University, and author of "Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth" (Canongate)
  • Terry Tempest Williams, author of "Erosion: Essays of Undoing" (Sarah Crichton Books)
  • Becky Lomax, author of the "National Parks USA" guidebook (Moon)

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Program Extras

More with Terry Tempest Williams - Terry Tempest Williams tells us more about how she views the physical erosion of her home turf in the Utah desert, as she grapples with home sickness while working at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (runs 5:21)