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The Place Where You Live

In collaboration with Orion Magazine, Living on Earth introduces a new feature “The Place Where You Live.”


The Place Where You Live – There’s no place like home…so, we want to hear about your home. LOE and Orion Magazine have launched a new series “The Place Where You Live.” Listen to some of our recent essays and find out how to submit yours.

To tell us about The Place Where You Live, click here.


Cowee, North Carolina
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Published: September 10, 2015

Living on Earth is giving a voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature in which people write about the place they call home. In this week’s edition, songwriter Angela-Faye Martin uses her words and music to picture her North Carolina valley on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains.

East Claridon, Ohio
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Published: June 15, 2015

In this week’s trip to the place where you live, Anne Kelsey takes us to East Claridon, Ohio, where her family has owned land for 100 years and the morning quiet on the pond is sacred.

Omaha, Nebraska
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Published: March 30, 2015

In his essay for Orion Magazine, Patrick Mainelli, a writer and community college professor in Nebraska, describes his morning commute through the wilds of urban Omaha.

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Published: January 8, 2015

Living on Earth is giving a voice to Orion Magazine’s long-time feature, The Place Where You Live, where essayists write about the place they call home. This week, we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, where ecology student Erik Iverson describes the beauty of his state’s fragmented deltas, and how this threatened land unites a people.

Gaborone, Botswana
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Published: December 10, 2014

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion Magazine’s long-time feature, The Place Where You Live, where essayists write about their favorite places. This week, we travel to Gaborone, Botswana, a city right in the middle of an African Savanna, as Karin Vermilye recounts how a burst water pipe flooded her yard, and revived her thirsty land. Vermilye and her family observe wildlife at a nearby game reserve.

The South Dakota Prairie
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Published: January 14, 2013

Writer Linda Hasselstrom lives and writes on the South Dakota Prarie. It's a beautiful place that commands deep respect when the winter cold and snow arrive.

Northern California
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Published: January 14, 2013

In collaboration with Orion Magazine we take you to the rolling green hills of Northern California, as appreciated by Wong Yoo-Chong.

Bodega Headland
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Published: September 28, 2012

Thanks to determined citizen activists in the 1960s, the lovely cliffs of Bodega Headland in California on the San Andreas Fault did not become the site of a nuclear power station.

Winfred, South Dakota
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Published: August 9, 2012

In Winfred, South Dakota a horse and rider wander through the rugged grasslands.

Niskayuna, New York
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Published: August 3, 2012

Chaitali Banerjee follows a bird squawk on a bike and hike trail in Niskayuna, New York where she often takes refuge. (Broadcast: August 3, 2012)

Vienna, Virginia
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Published: July 9, 2012

Vienna, Virginia is a small, historic town. High school student Emma Hastings describes why Vienna is special. (Broadcast: June 29, 2012).

Hermosa, South Dakota
Published: May 31, 2012

Linda Hasselstrom of Hermosa, South Dakota describes the wildlife that frequents her ranch pastures. (Broadcast: June 1, 2012)

The Ozarks
Published: May 31, 2012

Lisa Saffran of Columbia, Missouri tells us about her family’s special place in the Ozarks. (broadcast: May 18, 2012)

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