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The Damning Silence (Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Colorado)

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All night, camped near a mountain stream, CMarie lies awake listening. She's hoping to hear a sound she hasn't heard in a long time: a wolf howl. And as she waits, she considers the ways each of us howls -- and how sometimes, when we don't, the silence aches.

This episode takes place on Eastern Shoshone and Ute homelands.

Host and Writer: CMarie Fuhrman
Field Recordist: Jacob Job
Outdoor audio recorded in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Editor: Erin Jones
Producers: Rebekah Romberg, Kibwe Cooper
Engineer: Luis Antonio Perez
Art: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Executive Producer: Brad Turner
Additional Editorial Support: Jo Erickson, Emily Williams
Thanks also to Jodi Gersh, Clara Shelton, Arielle Wilson, Brittany Werges, Martin Skavish, Justin Peacock and Jon Pinnow

Terra Firma is a production of Colorado Public Radio's Audio Innovations Studio.