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Accepting the Challenge of the Natural World

Essayist Paul Gruchow has a new collection of essays called The Necessity of Empty Places, which celebrates the American wilderness. Rejecting the macho, survivalist approach to confronting nature, Gruchow sees the wilderness as a place of meditation and discovery.


Other segments from the episode on December 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 9, 1988: Interview with James Comer; Obituary for Roy Orbison; Interview with Paul Gruchow; Review of Michael Moschen's performance piece "Moschen in Motion."


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