Reflections West

Tuesday 8:30 PM and Wednesday 3:55 PM

Reflections West is a weekly radio program that presents the thoughts of writers and scholars on the American West. These thinkers pair their own thoughts with a passage from literature and history.

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Reflections West
8:30 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Philip Burgess & Penny Postcards

2/25 and 2/26, 2014: This week on "Reflections West,"  Philip Burgess reflects on the historical fad of Penny Postcards and how they helped form women’s communities of the past.  He pairs his thoughts with the contents of seven such cards written to two homesteading sisters in Montana.

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Reflections West
12:06 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Toni Truesdale

2/18 & 19/2014: This week on "Reflections West," Toni Truesdale reflects on how the East/West divide has pulled apart many American families, in the past and today.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Native American poet, Joy Harjo, that speaks to reconnecting.

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Reflections West
4:00 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

James Davenport

2/11 & 12/2014 - James reflects on the pros and cons of not "getting" pop-culture references.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by John Steinbeck.

Reflections West
2:43 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Caroline Keys

2/4 & 5/2014 - Caroline Keys speaks to the value of pushing limits, of transcending perceived and accepted boundaries.  She pairs her thoughts with a traditional Salish story as told by Bon Whealdon.

Reflections West
2:40 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Paul Theobald

1/28 & 29/2014 - Paul Theobald reflects on the conflict between having an ambitious career and finding a home.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by Wendell Berry.

Reflections West
2:39 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Dale Gillespie

1/21 & 22/2014 - Dale Gillespie reflects o how our attachment to landscape is driven by the memory of small details.  He pairs this with a passage from Wallace Stegner.

Reflections West
2:38 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Alicia Gignoux

1/14 & 15/2014 - Alicia Gignoux reflects on the human ethic of sharing the land with wildlife.  She pairs her own thoughts with a prose poem by Charles Finn.

Reflections West
2:36 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Toby Thompson

1/7 & 8/2014 - Toby Thompson reflects western saloon as an authentic place of refuge, pairing his thoughts with a passage from author Ken McCullough.

Reflections West
2:34 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Kathleen Welsch

12/31/2013 and 1/1/2014 - Kathleen Welsch speaks to the value of protecting those things that cannot protect themselves, including the Earth.  She pairs her thoughts with a recent state from the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council.

Reflections West
2:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Erica Olsen

12/16 & 17/2013 - Erica Olsen reflects on the relationship between nature and technology, pairing her thoughts with those of the historian Frank Waters.

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