What could we all do tomorrow to make it a better world? Quit mowing at least 10% of lawns and let the land go native. That alone would return 2.6 million acres to our pals the bugs.
As a listener and fan, I could do without Morine's cornball humor ("What's on the bill of fare tonight, Bil?") He trivializes important and sometimes poignant moments. But he is also terrific at keeping Gilbert's quick but meandering mind focused, playing McMahon to Gilbert's Carson. And he moves the show along smoothly, which is important when the subject changes from the recycling of phone books to the revelation that General George Custer's jockstrap is in a National Park Service Museum near Crow Agency, Mont. This tidbit, I'll admit, stopped my chair in mid-rock.
The program has a Good Dirt Hotline (800-252-2383) that will consider your questions about mulch, turtles, hydrocarbon chains or atmospheric apocalypse. You might even get on the show. Or at least find out how you can tune in.
Myself, I'm hooked. I have bought a bat house. Really. Now all I have to do is sit back and rock and sip a big glass of water until my order of bat guano shows up.