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  • Chicago’s Secret Wilderness

    A PBS program examining various forms of wild life, and the ever-diminishing wild lands just outside of Chicago in each of the four seasons. Features Studs Terkel reading Carl Sandberg’s poetry about the region. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Bighorn Convention, Organic Gardener, “Clean” Dan Grandusky, bison]

    [The 90’s raw: Bighorn Convention, Organic Gardener, “Clean” Dan Grandusky, bison]

    Raw tape for the award-winning series The 90’s. Raw footage from the Bighorn Society Convention, an interview with an organic gardener, an interview with a rock climber and window washer, and shots of bison. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: “Wild Man” Steve Brill]

    [The 90’s raw: “Wild Man” Steve Brill]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. In Central Park, New York City, “Wild Man” Steve Brill conducts tours pointing out edible plants and teaching about conservation. He lectures about ethics and safety issues in picking wild plants before leading his tour. He also explains his bureaucratic troubles continuing his tours, which continue till this day. In 1981, when he was leading tours in New York’s parks, he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for picking plants. After that, he made a deal with the city and now he’s an official Park Department employee. His final advice: “Enjoy this planet, it’s yours to partake of, it’s yours to protect.” Continue reading