seasons

100 Miles of Spring

Apr 5, 2017

In this archived broadcast from April 3, 1987, John Weeks discusses temperature fluctuations and recites Henry David Thoreau to describe the constant changes, new growth and longer days of spring.

The Aftermath of Winter

May 13, 2016

In this archived broadcast from May 9, 2003, John Weeks talks about the aftermath of winter.  Weeks remarks on the visible marks that winter leaves behind each year and how that effects the natural world. 

John Weeks explains how he views nature as art and compares it to a painting. He describes how it changes throughout the day and how the height of the sun is key to the "perfect picture." The height of the sun and the presence or lack of clouds create different hues of colors and shadows that create contrast.

John Weeks talks about the approaching fall season and the summer sunlight cycle. He discusses the relationship between the sun and plants and how that changes as we go through the different seasons.

As the Earth Turns

May 1, 2014

In this archived broadcast from August 15, 1992, John Weeks talks about how some things never change. He talks about the town that he grew up in and how it has differed in the past years. He says that everything changes based on the seasons and in the spring everyone is in the fields preparing the lands and planning. By July there are peas in all the wagons and by late summer tomatoes are ripening everywhere pilling up the trucks.

In this archived broadcast, from April 6, 1990, John Weeks talks about the month of Spring. He mentions that not two springs are identical and that you can see many different things during the Spring months. In this broadcast Weeks decides to put together a calendar that has year round exposure to the different seasons with an environmental message on each month.

In this archived broadcast, from April 6, 1990, John Weeks talks about the month of Spring. He mentions that not two springs are identical and that you can see many different things during the Spring months. In this broadcast Weeks decides to put together a calendar that has year round exposure to the different seasons with an environmental message on each month.

The Horned Lark

Feb 27, 2014
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In this archived broadcast, The Horned Lark, John Weeks talks about roadside bird watchers but focuses on one bird in particular. The horned lark is a brown and white bird that has dark horns, yellow throat, white face and white margins on its dark tail. He talks about how exciting these birds are to watch and how you can even find them especially during the winter. He talks about the different populations of them throughout the four seasons and tells all about the different nests that they have.

This archived broadcast, Phantoms of the Marsh, is from October 4, 1990 by John Weeks. In this broadcast Weeks talks about when he was at Cornell he would make frequent trips to a marsh south of Ithaca. He would go during all different seasons and he described the marsh as a dark, mysterious jungle. In this broadcast he talks about the different animals that he see's especially during May and June when there are plenty of birds around.

Reading The Message

Feb 6, 2014

This archived broadcast, Reading the Message, John Weeks talks about a trip that he took and he talks about all different things that he saw that were changing depending on the season that it was. Weeks talks about a 5 pointed star that one of the cities brought in that they placed on a hill. The star is impressive and it is surrounded by a park but in the evening the city is very impressive. He also talks about the community of nature.

Reading the Message

Dec 4, 2013

This archived broadcast was from September 11, 1987. John Weeks talks about the journey across the seasons. He talks about the weather and the different animals and plants that are around during the different seasons.

As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.

Bright Spring Sunlight

Apr 17, 2012

John Weeks talks about the first light of spring and the siren call it sends to all types of species about the beauty of spring. He discusses how the signs of spring sun affect everyone to get ready for the new season.

Originally aired April 18th, 1986.

The Energy of Spring

Mar 6, 2012

John Weeks discusses the beauty of spring and the roots and seeds that influence the many spouting plants of the warm season.

 

Originally aired March 9th, 1989.