Piano Tide with Kathleen Dean Moore

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Date: July 1, 2019

Episode Description

“Do we belong to the Earth or does the Earth belong to us?” – Chief Seathl

Piano Tide is the debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist and author Kathleen Dean Moore.  The lyrical and sometimes humorous writing are what makes this book unusual.  Environmentalism is seething below the tides of the fictional town of Good River Harbor, a little village pressed against the mountains—homeland to bears, whales, and a few weather-worn families.  Kathleen Dean Moor is joining Dr. Rebecca Risk to discuss this novel.

Guest Information

Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental philosopher, climate activist, and writer — the author or co-editor of a dozen books that celebrate and defend the beautiful, reeling world. The most recent is Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change.  It follows Moral GroundEthical Action for a Planet in Peril, which gathers testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligation to the future. Piano Tide, her award-winning new novel, tells the story of a transformative act of resistance to corporate seizure of water in an Alaskan tidewater town. Moore is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita and Senior Fellow of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University. She writes from Corvallis, Oregon and wilderness Alaska, and speaks across the country about the moral urgency of climate action. www.riverwalking.com

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