4.14.16: The Great Outdoors

Apr 14, 2016

"Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein, 1951

Ah, the great outdoors. A place for life, death, and seemingly infinite inspiration. Today is all about the outdoors: capturing its beauty through photography, creating its beauty through manipulation, and rediscovering its beauty in the most unlikely places. Join us for a walk through the wild then share your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter.

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The Birth of the American Playground

Here to fill us in on the past and future of playgrounds is Ruth Graham - a New Hampshire based writer and frequent contributor to the Boston Globe ideas section, where we found her article, "How the American Playground was Born in Boston".

Transfer Gold

Mike Morin is a writer and columnist, and co-host of WZID’s New Hampshire in the Morning. His article “Finding Treasure at NH’s Transfer Stations” was published in NH Magazine.


Julie Moir Messervy landscape designer, author, lecturer, and principal of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio. Her book is called Landscaping Ideas That Work.

Fixed Gear Bikes

Producer Jonathan Menjivar delves into the world of fixed gear bikes to learn why simpler is sometimes better. 

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.  

The Ansel Adams Wilderness

Peter Essick joined us to talk about his book, The Ansel Adams Wilderness. It’s an homage to Adams, published to coincide with The Wilderness Act, and features Essick’s own photos of the High Sierra.