Always, Rachael

Living on Earth

Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” made her a household name, but her private life has been kept just that, very private. A book of correspondence between Rachel Carson and her intimate friend, Dorothy Freeman now gives insight into Carson’s convictions, and a remarkable friendship. Host Steve Curwood spoke with the book’s editor, Martha Freeman, Dorothy Freeman’s granddaughter, about the genesis of “Silent Spring”. This segment first broadcast two years ago in April 1995.

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