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Earth Ear

Air Date: Week of March 16, 2012

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A Barred Owl chomps a crayfish at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Florida (Photo: FlickrCC/ Photomatt28)

Bernie Krause recorded this soundscape in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, deep in Florida's Everglades for his CD The Spring in Corkscrew Swamp.

Transcript

GELLERMAN: On the next Living on Earth, is fracking for natural gas all that it’s cracked up to be?

PORBIN: The farmer’s getting the royalties, the Subway shops that are full at lunch, the little gas station. Everyone’s winning here. And no one wants to see anyone get sick. You got to watch it, though.

GELLERMAN: The financial rewards and possible health effects of fracking, next time on Living on Earth.

[MUSIC: Bernie Krause: Beaver & Krause “A Short Film For David” from Gardharva (Rhino Records 2005)]

GELLERMAN: You can hear our program anytime on our website, or get a download for your MP3 player. The address is LOE dot org. That's LOE dot O-R-G. There you’ll also find pictures and more information about our stories. And we’d like to hear from you: You can reach us at comments @ LOE dot O-R-G. Once again, comments @ LOE dot O-R-G. Our postal address is 20 Holland Street, Somerville Massachusetts 02144. And you can call our listener line, at 800-218-9988. That's 800-218-99-88.

[SWAMP SOUNDS]

GELLERMAN: We leave you this week knee deep in 'gators.

GELLERMAN: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in the heart of Florida’s Everglades.
It’s home to herons, frogs, hawks and of course alligators. Bernie Krause braved the 'gators to capture the sounds, but the real threat came from nearby development. Noise from truck traffic kept interfering with his recording but for this CD, The Spring in Corkscrew Swamp, Krause pulled it out.

[Bernie Krause, Spring in Corkscrew Swamp (Wild Sanctuary, Inc 2009).]

 

 

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