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WRVO presents an archived edition of the popular weekly essay, The Nature of Things, from Naturalist John Weeks. Weeks was born on August 21, 1924 on a little farm in West Webster, NY. His father was a commercial artist, his mother a writer and reciter of dialect essays. His early interest in nature was fostered by his parents, his 5 siblings and his teachers.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-23 09:43
last episode published
2017-07-23 15:00
publication frequency
5.4 days
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Number of Episodes
74
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Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Episodes

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23.07.2017

The Brotherhood of Animals

In this episode from July 23, 1993 John Weeks takes a break from doting on flowers and birds to address the mysterious private lives of mammals in nature.
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23.07.2017

The Brotherhood of Animals

In this episode from July 23, 1993 John Weeks takes a break from doting on flowers and birds to address the mysterious private lives of mammals in nature.
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23.07.2017

The Brotherhood of Animals

In this episode from July 23, 1993 John Weeks takes a break from doting on flowers and birds to address the mysterious private lives of mammals in nature.
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1.07.2017

Before The Bird Chorus Runs Out Of Breath

In this episode from July 1, 1993, John Weeks urges listeners to visit Rice Creek Field Station at sunrise to hear its' woodland symphony.
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1.07.2017

Before The Bird Chorus Runs Out Of Breath

In this episode from July 1, 1993, John Weeks urges listeners to visit Rice Creek Field Station at sunrise to hear its' woodland symphony.
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1.07.2017

Before The Bird Chorus Runs Out Of Breath

In this episode from July 1, 1993, John Weeks urges listeners to visit Rice Creek Field Station at sunrise to hear its' woodland symphony.
John Weeks author
17.06.2017

Defining the Real Issues

In this episode originally aired, June 17, 1993, John Weeks discusses the effects television can have on the perception of nature. Humans have a biological kinship to the environment, oxygen production, carbon dioxide consumption and the water cycle, a...
John Weeks author
17.06.2017

Defining the Real Issues

In this episode originally aired, June 17, 1993, John Weeks discusses the effects television can have on the perception of nature. Humans have a biological kinship to the environment, oxygen production, carbon dioxide consumption and the water cycle, a...
John Weeks author
17.06.2017

Defining the Real Issues

In this episode originally aired, June 17, 1993, John Weeks discusses the effects television can have on the perception of nature. Humans have a biological kinship to the environment, oxygen production, carbon dioxide consumption and the water cycle, a...
John Weeks author
4.06.2017

Back to the Fields

Nearly 40 years ago John Weeks changed his ways as a floral bigot and decided to view weeds equal in beauty and purpose to noninvasive plants. This episode, originally aired June 4, 1993, addresses the importance of weeds to natures' ecosystems.
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4.06.2017

Back to the Fields

Nearly 40 years ago John Weeks changed his ways as a floral bigot and decided to view weeds equal in beauty and purpose to noninvasive plants. This episode, originally aired June 4, 1993, addresses the importance of weeds to natures' ecosystems.
John Weeks author
4.06.2017

Back to the Fields

Nearly 40 years ago John Weeks changed his ways as a floral bigot and decided to view weeds equal in beauty and purpose to noninvasive plants. This episode, originally aired June 4, 1993, addresses the importance of weeds to natures' ecosystems.
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31.05.2017

An Episode and An Opportunity

In this episode from May 31, 1991, John Weeks observes a raccoon in Baltimore Woods and makes an exciting announcement regarding Rice Creek Field Station.
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31.05.2017

An Episode and An Opportunity

In this episode from May 31, 1991, John Weeks observes a raccoon in Baltimore Woods and makes an exciting announcement regarding Rice Creek Field Station.
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31.05.2017

An Episode and An Opportunity

In this episode from May 31, 1991, John Weeks observes a raccoon in Baltimore Woods and makes an exciting announcement regarding Rice Creek Field Station.
John Weeks author
27.05.2017

Jim Anderson: 'Amateur Birder Par Excellence

Jim Anderson pays a visit to John Weeks in this episode from May 27, 1988, and the two discuss birding. Anderson shares recommendations for beginners and the importance of a decent pair of binoculars.
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27.05.2017

Jim Anderson: 'Amateur Birder Par Excellence

Jim Anderson pays a visit to John Weeks in this episode from May 27, 1988, and the two discuss birding. Anderson shares recommendations for beginners and the importance of a decent pair of binoculars.
John Weeks author
27.05.2017

Jim Anderson: 'Amateur Birder Par Excellence

Jim Anderson pays a visit to John Weeks in this episode from May 27, 1988, and the two discuss birding. Anderson shares recommendations for beginners and the importance of a decent pair of binoculars.
John Weeks author
24.05.2017

The 'Creepy Crawlies' of Rice Creek

During a three week workshop with Diane Jackson and 15 fourth graders, John Weeks worked to collect flatworms, crustaceans and insects to teach the children about central New York’s aquatic life. In this episode from May 24, 1991, Weeks reflects on wha...
John Weeks author
24.05.2017

The 'Creepy Crawlies' of Rice Creek

During a three week workshop with Diane Jackson and 15 fourth graders, John Weeks worked to collect flatworms, crustaceans and insects to teach the children about central New York’s aquatic life. In this episode from May 24, 1991, Weeks reflects on wha...
John Weeks author
24.05.2017

The 'Creepy Crawlies' of Rice Creek

During a three week workshop with Diane Jackson and 15 fourth graders, John Weeks worked to collect flatworms, crustaceans and insects to teach the children about central New York’s aquatic life. In this episode from May 24, 1991, Weeks reflects on wha...
John Weeks author
21.05.2017

What We're Doing to Our Environment Threatens Our Survival

Flourishing green pastures have been transformed by towns and neighborhoods into swampy inhabitable forests. In this episode from May 21, 1992, John Weeks shares his experience returning wetlands to their natural state.
John Weeks author
21.05.2017

What We're Doing to Our Environment Threatens Our Survival

Flourishing green pastures have been transformed by towns and neighborhoods into swampy inhabitable forests. In this episode from May 21, 1992, John Weeks shares his experience returning wetlands to their natural state.
John Weeks author
21.05.2017

What We're Doing to Our Environment Threatens Our Survival

Flourishing green pastures have been transformed by towns and neighborhoods into swampy inhabitable forests. In this episode from May 21, 1992, John Weeks shares his experience returning wetlands to their natural state.
John Weeks author
20.05.2017

What's New at the Zoo with Jim Aiello, Former Curator of Education at Burnett Park Zoo

The former curator of education at Burnett Park Zoo, Jim Aiello, talks with John Weeks about upcoming events and new birth taking place at the Zoo. This episode is from May 20, 1988.
John Weeks author
20.05.2017

What's New at the Zoo with Jim Aiello, Former Curator of Education at Burnett Park Zoo

The former curator of education at Burnett Park Zoo, Jim Aiello, talks with John Weeks about upcoming events and new birth taking place at the Zoo. This episode is from May 20, 1988.
John Weeks author
20.05.2017

What's New at the Zoo with Jim Aiello, Former Curator of Education at Burnett Park Zoo

The former curator of education at Burnett Park Zoo, Jim Aiello, talks with John Weeks about upcoming events and new birth taking place at the Zoo. This episode is from May 20, 1988.
John Weeks author
14.05.2017

Advice From High School

In this episode from May 14, 1992, John Weeks questions the power wielded by those whose jobs are saved through sloppy environmental controls. Weeks remains optimistic though, after interacting with local students.
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14.05.2017

Advice From High School

In this episode from May 14, 1992, John Weeks questions the power wielded by those whose jobs are saved through sloppy environmental controls. Weeks remains optimistic though, after interacting with local students.
John Weeks author
14.05.2017

Advice From High School

In this episode from May 14, 1992, John Weeks questions the power wielded by those whose jobs are saved through sloppy environmental controls. Weeks remains optimistic though, after interacting with local students.
John Weeks author
5.05.2017

Spring and A Native Return

Over the years, John Weeks' affinity for springtime and birds has become apparent. In this episode, from May 5, 1992, Weeks reflects on the lives of wild turkeys roaming the Cayuga Nature Center with depth and curiosity.
John Weeks author
5.05.2017

Spring and A Native Return

Over the years, John Weeks' affinity for springtime and birds has become apparent. In this episode, from May 5, 1992, Weeks reflects on the lives of wild turkeys roaming the Cayuga Nature Center with depth and curiosity.
John Weeks author
5.05.2017

Spring and A Native Return

Over the years, John Weeks' affinity for springtime and birds has become apparent. In this episode, from May 5, 1992, Weeks reflects on the lives of wild turkeys roaming the Cayuga Nature Center with depth and curiosity.
John Weeks author
30.04.2017

The Nature of Change

In this archived episode from April 30, 1993, John Weeks gets lost in nostalgia. After reflecting on better ecological times, Weeks calls for environmental awareness to increase.
John Weeks author
30.04.2017

The Nature of Change

In this archived episode from April 30, 1993, John Weeks gets lost in nostalgia. After reflecting on better ecological times, Weeks calls for environmental awareness to increase.
John Weeks author
30.04.2017

The Nature of Change

In this archived episode from April 30, 1993, John Weeks gets lost in nostalgia. After reflecting on better ecological times, Weeks calls for environmental awareness to increase.
John Weeks author
15.04.2017

The Awesome Machinery of Spring

The swirling winds of spring are clearing away winters’ wrath. In this episode from April 15, 1993, John Weeks shares his Baltimore Woods Nature Center experience observing song sparrows, woodpeckers, bloodroots and magenta lilacs emerging to face the ...
John Weeks author
15.04.2017

The Awesome Machinery of Spring

The swirling winds of spring are clearing away winters’ wrath. In this episode from April 15, 1993, John Weeks shares his Baltimore Woods Nature Center experience observing song sparrows, woodpeckers, bloodroots and magenta lilacs emerging to face the ...
John Weeks author
15.04.2017

The Awesome Machinery of Spring

The swirling winds of spring are clearing away winters’ wrath. In this episode from April 15, 1993, John Weeks shares his Baltimore Woods Nature Center experience observing song sparrows, woodpeckers, bloodroots and magenta lilacs emerging to face the ...
John Weeks author
11.04.2017

April Sunshine

April is truly a superlative month through the eyes of John Weeks. In honor of the months rare sunlight, Weeks expresses his appreciation for the lively rebirth of nature produced by the golden rays throughout the month. This episode originally aired A...
John Weeks author
11.04.2017

April Sunshine

April is truly a superlative month through the eyes of John Weeks. In honor of the months rare sunlight, Weeks expresses his appreciation for the lively rebirth of nature produced by the golden rays throughout the month. This episode originally aired A...
John Weeks author
11.04.2017

April Sunshine

April is truly a superlative month through the eyes of John Weeks. In honor of the months rare sunlight, Weeks expresses his appreciation for the lively rebirth of nature produced by the golden rays throughout the month. This episode originally aired A...
John Weeks author
5.04.2017

100 Miles of Spring

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.
John Weeks author
5.04.2017

100 Miles of Spring

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.
John Weeks author
5.04.2017

100 Miles of Spring

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.
John Weeks author
29.03.2017

Clearing the Mental Attic for Spring

In this archived broadcast from March 27, 1987, John Weeks answers questions that have piled up over the previous winter. Weeks answers questions about geese behavior, skunk cabbage smells, and red-winged blackbirds.
John Weeks author
29.03.2017

Clearing the Mental Attic for Spring

In this archived broadcast from March 27, 1987, John Weeks answers questions that have piled up over the previous winter. Weeks answers questions about geese behavior, skunk cabbage smells, and red-winged blackbirds.
John Weeks author
29.03.2017

Clearing the Mental Attic for Spring

In this archived broadcast from March 27, 1987, John Weeks answers questions that have piled up over the previous winter. Weeks answers questions about geese behavior, skunk cabbage smells, and red-winged blackbirds.
John Weeks author
17.03.2017

The Gaia Hypothesis

In this archived broadcast from March 18, 1988, John Weeks talks about the gaia hypothesis, explaining what the hypothesis is and his use of the hypothesis in relation to the ecosystems he observes.
John Weeks author
17.03.2017

The Gaia Hypothesis

In this archived broadcast from March 18, 1988, John Weeks talks about the gaia hypothesis, explaining what the hypothesis is and his use of the hypothesis in relation to the ecosystems he observes.
John Weeks author