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Caption: The photos are mine. I doubt the snake enjoyed having its meal interrupted by a dude with a camera, but my goodness, isn’t it a beautiful snake? Even with its mouth full!
The scientific name for our gopher snake (or gophersnake. I’ve seen it written both ways) is Pituophis catenifer. The genus looks like a combinatio...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:31
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It’s always fun to have a quest when headed into the hills. It’s okay if the search doesn’t work out. It’s like the great old line, “getting ther...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is very common around out little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It ...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:28
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At one point when I was reading about the age of water I came across some research indicating that some of the water molecules we drink could be 4....

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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Calliandra is a beautiful plant name. I like the way a genus name can sometimes become the common name as well. I wonder how many baby girls of bot...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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I like the name sumac and I’ve known it since I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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Hmm, I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up with botanical names. Either that or I’m making them up as I go. The current and correct name for ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:13
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Chuparosa is one my of favorite plants from back when we used to live outside of Tucson. I bet we had 5 or 6 of them planted at our little homestea...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
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A morning or two after I recorded this show I heard a scaled quail calling, so now I have both species calling starting at dawn and then off and on...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:20
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Velvet mesquite is the predominate native mesquite of southern Arizona. If you go west toward California, you will start running into western honey...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:18
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I was incorrect about the species of Acalypha in this show. The correct name is A. phleoides (the former A. lindheimeri), not neomexicana as I stat...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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I don’t think there is anything more heartbreaking than seeing a road killed pet. Well, honestly, I have a hard enough time with road killed wildli...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
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We have had 4-wheel drive vehicles for many years and we’ve always found it to be a great tool that can take the worry out of some roads. I just ha...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellows Vincent Medina and Isabella Zizi share deep and personal stories on Native American Organizing and ...

Bought by KQED, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Oceti Sakowin Camp, Credit: Bo Hakala
The actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, We share interviews from the Voices of Standing Rock. Vincent Medina is a...

Bought by XRAY.fm and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman.

Bought by KHSU


  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:20
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman. In this essay A...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 1