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  • She builds new words in an ancient tongue

    Reba Teran is painstakingly building an audio dictionary of spoken Shoshone, hoping to save both her language and her culture

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • Dear friends

    Welcome, new interns Stephanie Paige Ogburn and Allison Gerfin; Southwest Research and Information Center celebrates 35 years; Wendell Duffield wants to know what happened to the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Seeds of atonement: an interview with writer Shann Ray

    Seeds of atonement: an interview with writer Shann Ray

    Shann Ray's short stories focus on the theme of redemption in the lives of ordinary Western families.

  • Don't tell her she can't: a profile of author Mary Clearman Blew

    Don't tell her she can't: a profile of author Mary Clearman Blew

    Mary Clearman Blew struck out on her own, leaving rural Montana and a life as a housewife to become a professor and writer.

  • Teaching Whitney to cook

    Teaching Whitney to cook

    An environmental educator discovers a rewarding way to help the planet -- teaching a young woman how to cook.

  • Getting out of the office, and into hot water

    California geology professor Jeff Mount uses river trips as an educational tool

  • Imagine

    A teacher asks his students and the rest of us to imagine: What would the world be like if we had the courage to use our imaginations?

  • Loves, losses and utter disasters

    In her new novel, The Berkeley Pit, Dorothy Bryant intertwines the stories of two very different Berkeleys: The California college town during the ‘60s, and the famously toxic open-pit mine in Butte, Mont.

  • ‘Death is stingless indeed and as beautiful as life’

    Writer and activist Michael Frome looks back on more than 80 years of a life filled concern for the environment and social justice

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