Program 745: Orkney Living; Walkable European Cities; Nomads of Europe

Release Date: 02-17-2024


Hear what it's like to live on one of the windswept Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland, where people have lived since before recorded history. Then learn how redesigned traffic patterns in Europe have had a positive impact on quality of life — and get ideas for making your own city a more enjoyable place to be outdoors. Plus, a historian examines the underappreciated role of nomadic societies and their struggles in the modern world.


  • Kinlay Francis, tour guide from Kirkwall in Orkney, Scotland
  • Urban planner Jeff Speck, author of "Walkable City" (Picador)
  • Historian Anthony Sattin, author of "Nomads" (Norton)

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