29 minutes | Feb 3, 2020

Empathy through environmental music, part 1

For thousands of generations, people have connected with their environments through music. They've developed ecological empathy, communicated with the divine, and passed their understandings through space and time.

Today, from Frank Waln's "Oil 4 Blood" to Billie Eilish's climate-tinged "All the Good Girls Go to Hell," popular artists continue to weave environmental activism into their art. Simultaneously, local artists foster space where people can engage collectively in the tradition of environmental music. In this episode, we begin to explore what all of that means, from Northern Indiana to rural Haiti.

3:15 - Carrie Newcomer, American folk musician

8:45 - George Schricker, long-time music educator

15:30 - Rebecca Dirksen, ethnomusicologist

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