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Digging into 'Dirt' and Music from Jean Mann

Dave Beck
09/04/2007

Good soil is more than just dirt. Today, University of Washington professor David Montgomery invites us to appreciate the biological orgy under out feet. We also learn how tragedy inspires Seattle singer–songwriter Jean Mann and review classical music with Gavin Borchert.



At 2:07 p.m. – Singer–Songwriter Jean Mann
Seattle singer–songwriter Jean Mann reflects on many of life's trials in her songs — including the theft of a precious instrument and the loss her mother. Jean joins us today in the performance studio to share how tragedy led her to inspiration.

Related Links:
  • Jean Mann's homepage
  • Jean Mann on Myspace


  • At 2:20 p.m. – Dirt (Archive from 6/28/07)
    Good soil is not just dirt. It's the thin layer of life that produces the food we all need to live. University of Washington professor David Montgomery examines how fundamental soil is to civilization in his book, Dirt. In an archive from June 18th, 2007, he invites us to appreciate the biological orgy that we walk over every day.

    Related Links:
  • Publisher Site for 'Dirt'


  • At 2:45 p.m. – Gavin Borchert

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