Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio archives

Sortable and searchable list of Derrick Jensen's Resistance Radio audio interviews with activists.

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2017-08-20 Vince Emanuele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihbvcuc3PTo&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Vincent Emanuele is a writer, radio host and community organizer. He's currently opening a cultural center called P.A.R.C. (Politics Art Roots Culture) in Michigan City, Indiana, where he lives. Today we talk about some of the relationships between martial arts training, military training, and social change. vince-emanuele3.jpg
2017-08-13 Meghan Murphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uhs9KF-Z4U&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Meghan Murphy is a writer and journalist from Vancouver, B.C. She founded Feminist Current in 2012, which has since grown to be the leading feminist website in Canada, as well as a global presence. Meghan is currently working on a book that critiques third wave feminism as a modern anti-feminist backlash. meghan-murphy.jpg
2017-08-06 Alice Friedemann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftb-fZQ-CrU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Alice Friedemann is the author of When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation. She is also the author of articles such as “The Hydrogen Economy: Savior of Humanity or an Economic Black Hole,” and “Peak Soil: Why Biofuels Destroy Ecosystems and Civilizations.” Her website is energyskeptic.com alice-friedemann.jpg
2017-07-30 Charlie Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrqazKcepOQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q After years of observing how social entrepreneurs harness the power of communities worldwide, Charlie Brown created a network methodology and practice for all organizations growing their brand or cause. His network strategies, customized for an organization's unique context, identify and activate communities, uniting the communities and organization in a shared purpose. A network strategy is essential for any organization responding to tectonic shifts in identity, information and power.

Charlie's approach, Community Centered Design, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, FastCoExist.com, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Previously the executive director of Ashoka's Changemakers, Charlie led his team in pioneering open innovation for social change­' developing a new paradigm for prizes and building a global online community of 100,000 innovators that has garnered more than $500 million in philanthropic funding.

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2017-07-23 Deanna Meyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58nsM2YyoKU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Deanna Meyer is a long time environmental activist, a member of Deep Green Resistance, and the founder and executive director of Prairie Protection Colorado. Meyer's work currently centers on the protection and preservation of prairie dog communities up and down Colorado's Front Range. deanna-meyer2.jpg
2017-07-16 Paul Bogard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4fztMqJOww&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Paul Bogard is the author of The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are, published by Little, Brown on 21 March 2017. He is also the author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, published in North America by Little, Brown, and in the UK and around the world by 4th Estate/Harper Collins. A native Minnesotan, Paul grew up exploring the forest and watching the stars near a lake in the northern part of the state. Today we talk about the environmental effects of light pollution. paul-bogard.jpg
2017-07-09 Richard York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxV3Mj30Rok&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Richard York is Director and Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on environmental sociology, ecological economics, animal studies, and the sociology of science. He has published three books and dozens of articles. Today we talk about his crucial article “Do Alternative Energy Sources Displace Fossil Fuels.” richard-york.jpg
2017-07-02 Jesse Lasky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8Rb8ReI78&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jesse Lasky is currently assistant professor at Penn State University. His work explores how the environment and human modifications of the environment affect biodiversity at the level of genetics and ecological communities. Today we talk about how a wall between the US and Mexico would harm wildlife and natural communities. jesse-lasky.jpg
2017-06-25 Vince Emanuele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uXlvw6sX4Q&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Vincent Emanuele is a writer, radio host and community organizer. He’s currently opening a cultural center called P.A.R.C. (Politics Art Roots Culture) in Michigan City, Indiana, where he lives. vince-emanuele2.jpg
2017-06-11 Joshua Frank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niWMUGYyqc0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Joshua Frank is co-editor, along with Jeffrey St. Clair, of the radical magazine and website CounterPunch. His most recent book, Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion was published by AK Press and co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair. Their forthcoming book, due out next fall, is Heatstroke: Earth of the Brink. Today we talk about the role of Democrats in giving this country Bush and Trump. joshua-frank.jpg
2017-05-28 Katharyn Boyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djP6HwzhRuU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Katharyn Boyer’s work is focused on the ecology and restoration of coastal habitats, primarily salt marshes and seagrass beds. She is particularly interested in how species interact to structure their environments and influence fundamental ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling. Such basic ecological research has important implications for the restoration of damaged habitats. Today we talk about seagrasses. katharyn-boyer.jpg
2017-05-21 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRIj6LdQC0Yw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk some more about what “healthy forest” means, and the role of dead trees in a healthy forest. george-wuerthner8.jpg
2017-05-14 Eve Ensler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDc9xRl5A0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical phenomenon and Obie Award winning, The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler’s plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure at Last: A Political Memoir, New York Times best seller I Am An Emotional Creature and her critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World.

Eve adapted In the Body of the World into a play that she performed and debuted at the American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus. In January 2018, she will be premiering it in New York at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Her play, Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Her film credits include an HBO film version of her performance of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, which premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003.

Ms. Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the almost 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars for grassroots groups. V-Day led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action campaign to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, the International Herald Tribune and many other outlets. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

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2017-05-07 John Feffer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeYg6lK4qkw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John Feffer is the author of Splinterlands. He is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus, and the author of several books and numerous articles as well as a half-dozen one-man shows. Today we talk about the ends of empires. john-feffer.jpg
2017-04-30 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6mtNcg-wdw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about what “healthy forest” means, and the role of dead trees in a healthy forest. george-wuerthner7.jpg
2017-04-23 Bernie Krause https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE5JKHSxHC4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Bernie Krause is an American musician and soundscape ecologist. In 1968, he founded Wild Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to the recording and archiving of natural soundscapes. Krauss is an author, a bio-acoustician, a speaker, and natural sound artist. He helped define the field of study of soundscape ecology. bernie-krause.jpg
2017-04-16 Luigi Boitani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfTSJDFLtgY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Luigi Boitani is chair of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE). He is also a professor in the Department of Animal and Human Biology at the University of Rome. Prof. Boitani is a world leading authority on wolves, and many papers and books are centered on wolf biology, wolf management and human attitudes towards wolves. Today we talk about large carnivores in Europe. luigi-boitani.jpg
2017-04-09 Annette Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEpDb_YW-t8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Annette Smith is executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, an organization she co-founded 15 years ago with Vermont citizens when a large energy project was proposed for her region. After successfully defeating that project, Annette has worked with Vermonters throughout the state to defeat large quarries, landfills, farms, and other large energy proposals while also improving Vermont’s groundwater protection laws. Annette has lived off-grid with solar in Vermont for more than 20 years, hand milks a cow, has a flock of chickens, grows most of her own food including citrus in a greenhouse, and seeks change through collaboration when possible and opposition when necessary. annette-smith2.jpg
2017-04-02 Josh Schlossberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKCWg5dvzuY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Josh Schlossberg is editor of The Biomass Monitor, the nation's leading publication investigating the whole story on bioenergy, biomass, and biofuels. josh-schlossberg.jpg
2017-03-26 Carrie Culp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNarUgcLfQU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Carrie Culp is the founder and director of Painted Dog Research Trust USA. She fell in love with African painted dogs after reading about them in a book she found in her elementary school library. She is a FGASA certified Level 1 Field Guide (Safari Guide), trained in South Africa in Karongwe Game Reserve and enjoys sharing her passion for African wildlife on trips to Africa as well as at home in Seattle, WA. Today we talk about critically endangered African painted dogs. carrie-culp.jpg
2017-03-19 Deborah Tabart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfJlNsenMEA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Deborah Tabart OAM, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, is fondly known as the Koala Woman. She has been at her post since February 1988. At that time she was told to raise $5m and "save the Koala." Since then, Deborah has focused her attention on mapping Koala habitat. If you cannot save a habitat, you will never save any species. The AKF takes no Government funding and has, over the years spoken more and more confidently about the plight of the Koala. The AKF scientifically estimates there are between 50,000 and 100,000 Koalas in the wild remaining. Deborah believes that the lower number is the accurate figure. Between 1890 and 1927, the AKF has found manifests for 8m koala skins which were sold on the New York and London fur market. Today we discuss the plight of the koalas. deborah-tabart2.jpg
2017-03-12 Lilliana Corredor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gbHamWpaXM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Lilliana Corredor is the Founder & Coordinator of Scientists for the Mekong. For the last 35 years she has worked worldwide to protect water. She has worked with Peasants, Farmers, School kids, Community Groups, Indigenous tribes, Fishermen, Government departments (for free), NGOs, and the Public. Today we talk about Mekong River Ecocide. lilliana-corredor.jpg
2017-02-26 Julian Fennessy & Stephanie Fennessy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWN0zqowJT4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Stephanie Fennessy and Julian Fennessy are co-founders of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the only NGO in the world that focuses on preservation of giraffes in the wild. Between them they have more than 30 years experience protecting giraffes. julian-stephanie-fennessy.jpg
2017-02-19 Dahr Jamail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Qargg1XS8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. He is currently working on a book about abrupt climate change, called The End of Ice.

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2017-02-12 Rob Laidlaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT37i0e40rU&index=1&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rob Laidlaw has spent more than 35 years working to protect animals of all kinds. His work spans multiple countries and has involved a wide range of successful campaigns and projects, including initiatives to change laws, raise public awareness, litigate in the courts and rescue animals. Rob is a Chartered biologist, founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck and an award-winning author of nine children’s books about animal welfare and wildlife protection. In 2014, he received the Frederic A. McGrand Award for substantial contributions to animal welfare in Canada. rob-laidlaw.jpg
2017-02-05 John Barry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeF8dJE0hqY&index=1&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John Barry is a NY Times best-selling writer whose books have won literally dozens of awards. He is the only non-scientist ever to win one particular honor from the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2005 the New York Public Library named his book Rising Tide one of the 50 best books of the preceding 50 years. His books also got him directly in public policy. Today we talk about the coastal wetlands of Louisiana. john-barry.jpg
2017-01-29 Susan Cox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWXHbrt3kvU&index=1&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Susan Cox is a feminist writer, activist, and educator in Philosophy. She is a regular contributor to Feminist Current and a member of the Women’s Liberation Front board of directors. Today we talk about problems in queer theory. susan-cox.jpg
2017-01-22 Sarah Mah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g28WvukZn7A&index=1&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sarah Mah is a ‘third generation’ Canadian-born Chinese woman raised in Vancouver, BC. Her family was among the early Chinese immigrants levied the head tax in the late 1800’s, as well as those who left rural China in the 1950’s in search of a better life in Canada. Formally trained in genetics and epidemiology and now pursuing a PhD, her feminist activism began as a front-line anti-violence worker at a rape crisis centre and transition house, and she continues her work as a member of the Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution. sarah-mah.jpg
2017-01-15 Mary Lou Singleton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9wLxZuSkYA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Mary Lou Singleton is a deep ecologist, radical midwife and women’s liberation activist. She practiced as a homebirth midwife for over 15 years and currently provides primary health care as a family nurse practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary Lou believes that birth is a sacred rite of passage and that preserving wild human birth is integral to the struggle for the preservation of all wild systems on Earth. mary-lou-singleton.jpg
2017-01-08 Jay Tiernan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlm9wgtNAVM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jay Tiernan became well known in the U.K. animal rights scene in April 1997, after only a few months of being involved in hunt sabotage and environmental activism. At a demonstration against a breeder of beagle dogs for vivisection, Jay climbed onto the roof of a building with one of those dogs (for which he later went to prison). After “Consort Beagle Kennels” closed down, he became heavily involved in a variety of animal liberation campaigns until summer 2000. When a fellow activist was nearly killed during a publicity stunt he’d helped organise, he retired from activism, but returned in the summer of 2012 to set up the campaign against the then-planned badger culls. As a spokesperson for the campaign, the bulk of his energy goes into working out creative ways to get into the mainstream media. The badger cull campaign has gone from a handful of people four years ago to now well over a hundred active people on any single night during the six week annual badger culls. jay-tiernan.jpg
2017-01-01 Sam Krop & Dillon Thomson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXXC1DqULt8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sam Krop is an environmental and social justice activist and high school teacher currently based in Eugene Oregon. Originally from Florida, Sam has been an organizer in direct action campaigns for farm worker rights, food justice and food sovereignty, forest defense, and fossil fuel resistance, and has been a public speaker at a variety of events on environmental issues and social justice activism. Sam is also the founder of Warrior Sisters, a women’s self-defense nonprofit, and like many feminists before her, recognizes that the ongoing abuse of the planet and the epidemic of violence against women share the same root in a way of life that is fundamentally unsustainable.

Dillon Thomson is co-founder and secretary of the Fertile Ground Institute, a non-profit working to build leadership and effective strategy for social and environmental justice movements. For the past six years, Dillon’s work with Fertile Ground has included providing trainings, lecturing, hosting interdisciplinary conferences, and organizing nonviolent direct actions up and down the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. Dillon is also a member of Deep Green Resistance. His work is motivated by a love of life and a deep rage for the cold, dispassionate killing of nonhuman communities perpetrated by the daily activities of the industrial economy.

Today we talk about stopping coal trains.

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2016-12-25 Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63T26H5QT2I&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra was born in The Netherlands but grew up in Egypt, drawing and describing his first dragonflies when he was 12 years old. Finding The Netherlands’ first Vagrant Emperor dragonfly, an African visitor, focused his passion when he was 20. He has since spent over 1000 days surveying dragonflies all over Africa and has described 78 species as new (over 10% of those known in the continent). 60 species were described in one paper in 2015 to draw attention to the lack of support for taxonomy and natural history. He authored the highly successful Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe (2006), The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe (2014), and is an honorary research associate at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands) and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

He says, “For me, dragonflies and damselflies stand for our unconditional love of nature. They do not help to feed us like bees and fish do; they are not feared and persecuted like mosquitoes and snakes; nor are they studied as proxies of human psyche and society like ants and apes. Their beauty and sensitivity stand for the state and needs of nature before our own. We admire dragonflies purely for what they are.”

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2016-12-18 Emma Phipps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYrH_G8aROg&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Emma Phipps has been involved in campaigns against wildlife persecution, with an emphasis on direct action on the ground, as well as animal liberation and environmental campaigns for about 12 years. She has been been working in the west of England for 3 years now against the local foxhunts and the recent culling of the European badger in small group of friends called Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs. Today we talk about fox hunting. emma-phipps.jpg
2016-12-11 Benjamin Madley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jw2-aNM6tA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Benjamin Madley is Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Indian Studies at UCLA. Trained at Yale and Oxford, he is an historian of Native America, the United States, and genocide in world history. Today we talk about the genocide against California Indians. benjamin-madley.jpg
2016-12-04 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrlFv4Kr0MQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about the need to expand the National Parks in the American West. george-wuerthner6.jpg
2016-11-27 Otis Wollan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_P0t0FMOvc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q In the 1970’s, Otis Wollan became active in the Auburn Dam fight with Protect American River Canyons, and co-authored The American River: Insider’s Guide to Recreation, Ecology and Cultural History of the North, Middle and South Forks. He ran for local election on an anti-dam platform, and ended up spending over twenty years serving as elected Director on Placer County Water Agency. After forty years, the dam proposal effectively died when he won the battle at California State Water Resources Control Board taking back from the federal government the water rights to build the dam.

He served as Executive Director of the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture in the 1980’s, leading to the 1990 Organic Food Act. He has served as Executive Director of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform in CA since 1992, which sponsored the California Water Policy Conference for over twenty years. Since 1998 he has been President of the American River Watershed Institute, project manager for the EPA-funded project that developed the Sierra Climate Change Watershed Yield Calculator, now project manager for the Save Bear River fight to Stop Centennial Dam on the Bear River. Today we talk about the efforts to stop this dam.

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2016-11-20 Brigitte Stevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUxBOMgSGNk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Brigitte Stevens is a Steven Irwin protégé who fell in love with an orphan wombat, sold her properties, left her family and friends and moved 2500 kilometres to establish the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. Brigitte and her friend Clare are the only people in the world who live within a community of wombats and are at the forefront of wombat advocacy. brigitte-stevens.jpg
2016-11-13 Four Arrows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZFEad7L-A&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University and formerly the Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was selected by the Alternative Education Resource Organization as one of 27 visionaries in education, he won Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his Activism, and has been involved in creating the first Marine No Take Zone on Pacific Coast of Mexico.

He is an American Indian activist and author of 21 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. His most recent book is Point of Departure: Returning to a More Authentic Worldview for Education and Survival.

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2016-11-06 Don Salvatore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mquImJ0WF04w&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Don Salvatore has a biology degree (BA) from Northeastern University in Boston. He has been an informal science educator since graduating, with the last 36 years at the Museum of Science in Boston, teaching many science topics to the general public and school groups that visit the Museum. He is currently the coordinator of the Firefly Watch citizen science project, which started in 2008. Since the program’s beginning, they have had over 5,000 people from 40 states and 6 Canadian provinces participate – collecting firefly data in their back yards. He also writes short stories about the nature one can find in one’s back yard and posts them on a web site – Backyard Biology. Today we talk about fireflies. don-salvatore.jpg
2016-10-30 Emanuel Pastreich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF7412ZXjWMw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Emanuel Pastreich is the director of the Asia Institute in Seoul, Korea, a think tank that has made the environment and technological change in Asia its central concern. Originally a scholar of classical Chinese literature, and more broadly Asian literature, he has advocated for closer cooperation across Asia to address the profound challenges of our age. He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and has recently published a book in Chinese in which he advocates for a new vision of the Chinese economy based in part on traditional Chinese ideas about ecology from Confucianism and Daoism. emanuel-pastreich.jpg
2016-10-23 Alicen Grey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgv-1UtM1-Q&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Alicen Grey is an award winning writer based in New York City. You can read more of her work at www.alicengrey.com. Today we talk about pedophile culture, and what we can do to stop it. alicen-grey.jpg
2016-10-16 Four Arrows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmN_c4Tp7vw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University and formerly the Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was selected by the Alternative Education Resource Organization as one of 27 visionaries in education, he won Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his Activism, and has been involved in creating the first Marine No Take Zone on Pacific Coast of Mexico. He is an American Indian activist and author of 21 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. His most recent book is Point of Departure: Returning to a More Authentic Worldview for Education and Survival. four-arrows2.jpg
2016-10-09 Taylor Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwK7nJplmJo&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Taylor Jones is the endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians, a western conservation group. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is dedicated to preserving the incredible lifeforms of planet Earth. Today we talk about Joshua trees. taylor-jones.jpg
2016-10-02 Maria Diekmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Frp8p921XA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Maria Diekmann was born in the United States but has spent more than half of her life in Namibia & raised her 3 children there. She stated REST (Rare and Endangered Species Trust) in 2000 to help protect & study virtually unknown animals like vultures, bats & pangolins.

Photo by Shaen Adey.

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2016-09-25 Robin Wall Kimmerer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk9VXagDL-g&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer, and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared concerns for Mother Earth.

Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi. Her writings include numerous scientific articles and the books Gathering Moss, which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing in 2005, and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, released in October 2013. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

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2016-09-18 Leah Lemieux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98u8ALrEN78&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Leah Lemieux is an author, lecturer, researcher, videographer, and producer who has been involved with cetacean protection, education and conservation initiatives for over twenty years. Her work, collaborating with key individuals and NGOs, takes her to many different countries, including Japan and the remote Faroe Islands, focusing on developing educational tools to foster positive solutions from within whaling nations. Today we talk about cetaceans. leah-lemieux.jpg
2016-09-11 Dominic DiPaolo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7wFxCJzeOU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dominic DiPaolo is a field botanist and vegetation ecologist who lives and works in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northern California. For the past fifteen years he has studied the ecology and history of the forests, woodlands, shrub lands and grasslands of this diverse and complex region as well as gotten to know as many of its non-human inhabitants as possible. He has recently published work on the historical vegetation of the Applegate Valley in Oregon and is currently developing vegetation cover maps for Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. Today we talk about some of the excuses used by the timber industry, the government, and “environmental organizations” like The Nature Conservancy to facilitate deforestation. dominic-dipaolo.jpg
2016-09-04 Sakej Ward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwD3dsMlw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). He is the father of nine children, four grandchildren. He resides in Shxw’owhamel First Nation, B.C. with his wife Melody Andrews and their children.

He is a veteran of both the Canadian and American militaries. He finished his military career at the rank of Sergeant in an elite Airborne unit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Indigenous Governance.

Sakej has a long history of advocating and protecting First Nations inherent responsibilities and freedoms, having spent the last 24 years fighting the government and industry. Having taught, organized, advised and led various warrior societies from all over Turtle Island down into Guatemala and Borike (Puerto Rico) Sakej has made warrior-hood his way of life. He has been on over a dozen warrior operations and countless protest actions. He dedicates all his time to developing warrior teachings and instructing warrior societies from all over.

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2016-08-28 Deborah Tabart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hd-wF9xOTs&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Deborah Tabart OAM, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, is fondly known as the Koala Woman. She has been at her post since February 1988. At that time she was told to raise $5m and "save the Koala." Since then, Deborah has focused her attention on mapping Koala habitat. If you cannot save a habitat, you will never save any species. The AKF takes no Government funding and has, over the years spoken more and more confidently about the plight of the Koala. The AKF scientifically estimates there are between 50,000 and 100,000 Koalas in the wild remaining. Deborah believes that the lower number is the accurate figure. Between 1890 and 1927, the AKF has found manifests for 8m koala skins which were sold on the New York and London fur market. Today we discuss the plight of the koalas. deborah-tabart.jpg
2016-08-21 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt4nkAtpPY0list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about water use in the west. george-wuerthner5.jpg
2016-08-14 Sherri Tippie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1ap7Oh51M&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q For the past two decades Sherri Tippie has been trapping unwanted beaver in the great Denver area and relocating them to happier homes in the mountains of Colorado. Nationally recognized for her expertise in trapping and re-locating beaver, Sherrie explains how she learned her craft: “Hey, it’s not that hard. I’m a woman. I read the directions that came with the traps.” A haircutter for inmates in the Arapahoe County Jail, Sherrie claims, “my guys at the prison know more about beaver than most people with fancy degrees.” She lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her family of furry friends.

Today we talk about beaver.

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2016-08-07 Felice Pace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GyfEU9dgXw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Felice Pace was born into the working class Italian Community in South Philadelphia. For fifteen years Felice worked for and led the Klamath Forest Alliance as Program Coordinator, Executive Director and Program Director. He remains part of the Alliance’s Core Group.

Currently Felice coordinates the Project to Reform Public Land Grazing in Northern California. He also contracts with environmental organizations. Contract work includes environmental advocacy, campaign planning, strategy and implementation, development and implementation of administrative systems, and program work. Felice also engages as a Klamath River and forest activist and pursues a number of writing project. He blogs on Klamath River issues, and you can read many of his other writings at his personal web site.

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2016-07-31 Dahr Jamail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYNfHRwE46I0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. Today we talk about the murder of the oceans.

Also check out the interviews of Jamail on July 5, 2015 and on June 20, 2014.

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2016-07-24 David Pilgrim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_kLZIK4Go&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum­, a ten thousand piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow. david-pilgrim.jpg
2016-07-03 Matthew Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3F3BSRANdk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Matt Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration. Today we talk about threats to black bears in Florida. matthew-schwartz3.jpg
2016-06-26 Vivian Stockman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cavv4dPh8s&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Vivian Stockman is project coordinator for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), which is based in Huntington, West Virginia. Stockmans photos of mountaintop removal and the movement to stop this extreme coal-mining practice have been published in newspapers, magazines, books, and documentaries and on websites. Publications credits include the New York Times, the Washington Monthly, Orion Magazine, World Watch Magazine, E Magazine, French Geo and dozens more. She has assisted with, consulted for and been filmed for several documentaries including Time to Choose, The Last Mountain, Burning the Future, Goodbye Gauley Mountain and others. vivian-stockman2.jpg
2016-06-19 Thomas Linzey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGvP3qFkZs&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights to sustainability over corporate rights and powers. thomas-linzey2.jpg
2016-06-05 Will Falk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp57QRATq1c&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Will Falk is a former public defender turned grass-roots environmental activist. His first passion is poetry. The natural world is speaking and his work is an effort to listen. He currently lives in Park City, Utah. Today we talk about Pinyon-Juniper forests. will-falk.jpg
2016-05-29 Guy McPherson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGm8fLuzR20&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q More than ten years into a career in the academic ivory tower, McPherson turned his efforts on social criticism. These efforts continue, with climate change a primary focus of his current work. He is the author of Extinction Dialog. Today we talk about patriarchy and civilization. guy-mcpherson3.jpg
2016-05-22 Fiona Corke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96YanWTJwCY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Fiona Corke is an Australian actor, wildlife campaigner and activist. For 8 years she has volunteered as Vice President for the Australian Society for Kangaroos raising awareness of the beauty and also the cruel fate of kangaroos slaughtered for damage mitigation by farmers and government departments and the commercial kangaroo industry for their meat and skins. In 2007 Fiona cofounded the Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network, where she lives. The network is actively involved in wildlife rescue, wildlife care and rehabilitation and raises awareness of the risks and threats wildlife faces from human interaction and imminent development. Today we talk about kangaroos. fiona-corke.jpg
2016-05-15 Charmaine White Face https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUD9f4Hv78&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Charmaine White Face is the Coordinator for an environmental organization called Defenders of the Black Hills. She is also an elder of the Oglala Band of the people who speak the Lakota language of the Great Sioux Nation. She is the Spokesperson for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council which advocates for the enforcement of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Today, she will be talking about a recent trip to Washington, DC, where she spoke about “homegrown” radioactive pollution covering the United States. charmaine-white-face.jpg
2016-05-08 Kristine McDivitt Tompkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6MD7M2sg0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kristine McDivitt Tompkins is the former CEO of Patagonia, who retired in 1993 and moved to Chile with her husband Douglas Tompkins, where she began her conservation work between Chile and Argentina of purchasing and putting into permanent conservation (in the form of national parks) 2.2 million acres. kristine-mcdivitt-tompkins.jpg
2016-05-01 Stephanie McMillan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzYgYoAon6Y&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Stephanie McMillan’s comics and writing have appeared in hundreds of publications and venues. She is the author of seven books, including Capitalism Must Die!, a basic overview of capitalism and revolution, and creator of the new calendar “365 Daily Affirmations for Revolutionary Proletarian Militants.” Stephanie has been an organizer against capitalism all her life. stephanie-mcmillan3.jpg
2016-04-24 Vivian Stockman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWTwwHfTZsU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Vivian Stockman is project coordinator for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), which is based in Huntington, West Virginia. Stockman’s photos of mountaintop removal and the movement to stop this extreme coal-mining practice have been published in newspapers, magazines, books, and documentaries and on websites. Publications credits include the New York Times, the Washington Monthly, Orion Magazine, World Watch Magazine, E Magazine, French Geo and dozens more. She has assisted with, consulted for and been filmed for several documentaries including Time to Choose, The Last Mountain, Burning the Future, Goodbye Gauley Mountain and others. Today we talk about mountaintop removal. vivian-stockman.jpg
2016-04-17 Suzanne Kelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G37e2v1077M&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Suzanne Kelly, Ph.D is an independent scholar whose work spans the topics of the environment, feminism, sex, and death. For nearly a decade she has been researching, writing, talking, and teaching about green burial. Currently she serves as the committee chair of the town of Rhinebeck Cemetery in New York, where she led the effort to establish a green burial ground. Kelly writes and farms in her Hudson Valley home. suzanne-kelly.jpg
2016-04-10 Gerardo Ceballos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3qW1t6um7c&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr Gerardo Ceballos is one of the world’s leading ecologists, and is a professor at the Institute of Ecology at National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the author of numerous books, including The Skin of the Rainforest, Mammals of Mexico, and The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. He is also known for his fieldwork on prairie dogs, jaguars, and others. He proposed the first Mexican endangered species act, that includes roughly 4000 species of plants and animals in the country. He has seen through to establishment more than 20 protected areas that cover almost 2% of the Mexican land territory and protect thousands of plants and animals, including around 15% of all endangered species. No other Mexican scientist – perhaps no other individual scientist in the world — has accomplished so much in hands-on conservation. Today we talk about biodiversity and the book The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. gerardo-ceballos2.jpg
2016-04-03 Cory Morningstar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYYVHiKbvRQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistanceseattle.org/civilization/ecocide/mainstream-environmentalism-protects-industrial-capitalism/ Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in Canada. Her recent writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation, and Counterpunch. Her writing has also been published by Bolivia Rising and Cambio, the official newspaper of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. cory-morningstar.jpg
2016-03-27 Louisa Wilcox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmIhpTKC92c&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Working for Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Louisa Wilcox has advocated for grizzly bear preservation for over 30 years. She specializes in developing comprehensive strategies that succeed because they work on multiple scales using various approaches, including grassroots organizing and outreach, education, media and communication, policy analysis, lobbying, coalition development, and public protest. She and a handful of others have prevented Yellowstone grizzly bear delisting for over two decades. Louisa has a BA from Williams College and a Masters of Forest Policy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 2014, she was given a lifetime achievement award from Yale. She has recently started The Grizzly Beat Podcast. louisa-wilcox.jpg
2016-03-20 Steven Wise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty9VH328has&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Steven M. Wise is President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. He holds a J.D. from Boston University Law School and a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. He has practiced animal protection law for 30 years throughout the United States and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Steve teaches “Animal Rights Jurisprudence” at the Vermont, Lewis and Clark, University of Miami, and St. Thomas Law Schools, and has taught “Animal Rights Law” at the Harvard Law School and John Marshall Law School. He is the author of four books: Rattling the Cage – Toward Legal Rights for Animals, Drawing the Line – Science and the Case for Animal Rights, Though the Heavens May Fall – The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery, and An American Trilogy – Death, Slavery, and Dominion Along the Banks of the Cape Fear River. steven-wise.jpg
2016-03-13 Morris Berman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TTXPgyC52g&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Morris Berman is well known as an innovative cultural historian and social critic. He has taught at a number of universities in Europe and North America, and has held visiting endowed chairs at Incarnate Word College (San Antonio), the University of New Mexico, and Weber State University. He is the author of a trilogy on the evolution of human consciousness–-The Reenchantment of the World (1981), Coming to Our Senses (1989), and Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality (2000)–and in 2000 his Twilight of American Culture was named a “Notable Book” by the New York Times Book Review. Dr. Berman relocated to Mexico in 2006, and during 2008-9 was a Visiting Professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City. In 2015 he published a study of Japan called Neurotic Beauty, and in 2016 published his second novel, the political satire The Man Without Qualities. morris-berman.jpg
2016-03-06 Gordon Grigg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WYRq3SE0t0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Gordon Grigg enjoyed a career as an academic zoologist who managed to spend a lot of time working in the field. Apart from interests in crocodylians that go back to 1971, he studied thermoregulatory biology of free-ranging echidnas and platypus in Australias high country, and flew aerial surveys of kangaroo populations for nearly 30 years. His PhD came from a study of fish biology at the University of Oregon. He then had 20 years on the academic staff at the University of Sydney followed by 20 years at the University of Queensland where he is now an Emeritus Professor. (A well balanced career!) His primary research interests are in vertebrate zoology, particularly their physiology, ecology and evolution and he has authored or co-authored about 200 peer-reviewed publications, about one quarter of which are on crocodylians. Today we talk about crocodylians. gordon-grigg.jpg
2016-02-28 Darcia Narvaez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHzqRoeJH1M&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Darcia Narvaez is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her prior careers include professional musician, classroom music teacher, business owner, seminarian and middle school Spanish teacher. Dr. Narvaezs current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about moral development. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. Her recent book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (2014), won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education. darcia-narvaez.jpg
2016-02-21 Liesl Thomas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zstqdr_e7Ps&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Liesl Thomas has worked on-and-off in the nonprofit, environmental arena for approximately 20 years. She received her Bachelor degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science from UNLV and her Masters in Nonprofit Management and Policy from NYU. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Algalita Marine Research and Education, an organization founded by Captain Charles Moore over 20 years ago. liesl-thomas.jpg
2016-02-14 Matthew Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FMCXPJHdCg&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Matthew Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration. matthew-schwartz2.jpg
2016-02-07 Deanna Meyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcp0yx3lWZw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Deanna Meyer is a long time activist and organic farmer currently residing in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with degrees in Anthropology, English and went on to acquire a teaching certificate. Recently she has been involved in advocating for the forests in her area as well as the rapidly disappearing prairie dogs throughout the mid-west. She is a member of Deep Green Resistance and WildLands Defense and believes that the strategies and tactics of people who care about the living planet must shift from asking nicely to defending those they love by any and all means necessary. deanna-meyer.jpg
2016-01-31 Ramsey Kanaan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFQquqgktqc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Ramsey Kanaan has been involved in attempting to disseminate the good word for well over three and a half decades now. As a young teenager, he founded AK Press (named after his mothers initials) from his bedroom in Scotland. Hes co-founder and Publisher with PM Press. Today we talk about the collapse of the book industry, and the implications for social change. ramsey-kanaan2.jpg
2016-01-24 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QqGd2OHzqg&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about beetles. The timber industry and the Forest Service portray beetles as a threat to forests, and as yet another reason forests must be cut down. Wuerthner discusses beetles as keystone species, important to forests, and to those who live in them. george-wuerthner4.jpg
2016-01-17 Brian Ertz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW33N4nFV6Q&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Brian Ertz is board president of Wildlands Defense. He has spent the last decade resisting this culture’s depraved relationship to the natural world via grassroots organizing, national media initiatives, administrative and legislative policy advocacy, and in support of a variety of litigation efforts aimed at preserving a wide variety of landscapes and wildlife species in the West. Today we talk about the armed right wing occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. brian-ertz2.jpg
2016-01-10 Bill Greendeer & Juliee de la Terre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx0dxIRozxM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Juliee de la Terre holds an MS from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for environmental studies at University of Wisconsin Madison. She has been an activist since she was a child helping her mother care for injured wildlife. She owned a chemical free landscaping business for almost two decades which emphasized removing lawns and restoring native plants. As an environmental consultant she assisted the Ho-Chunk Nation in efforts to design and implement a place based ecological immersion project on their land near Black River Falls with the intention of immersing young tribal members in nature while learning their language and culture. Recently, she assisted Ho-Chunk Tribal member William Greendeer in introducing the Rights of Nature into the Ho-Chunk constitution. She maintains Sacred Water Sacred Land about the sacredness of all things and also “Heart of the Ho-Chunk” with William Greendeer about Ho-Chunk culture and the environment. She is a professor of natural science at Viterbo University.

William Greendeer is an elder in the Ho-Chunk Nation whose territory recently spanned WI, MN, IL and IA. He is Deer Clan and member of the medicine lodge. His first 8 summers were spent in a lodge and he has a deep connection to the natural world. William experiences sacred connection with the natural world and offers prayer when harvesting a plant or animal. He is teaching how to live in good way on his land in southwest WI. He hopes to rejuvenate his old farm with native plants and also by protecting the beavers that make their home in his valley. His family’s land and many of his tribal members’ land have been affected by frack sand mining activities in addition to the damage caused by the cranberry growing industry in southwest WI. He introduced a rights of nature amendment at general counsel in September with 3/4 of the tribal members supporting it. He hopes having the rights of nature in tribal law will help the tribe protect their sacred land, water, and all our relations.

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2016-01-03 Michael Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SbiKGtN3RQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Michael Robinson’s work focuses on the protection and recovery of top predators like Mexican gray wolves and jaguars. He has been associated with the Center for Biological Diversity since its founding and joined the staff in 1997. Michael holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin; he is also the author of a well-reviewed book on the history of wolves in the United States called Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West. michael-robinson2.jpg
2015-12-27 Raven Gray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyAtatnHMcE&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Raven Gray is a visionary writer, educator and activist. A permaculture designer for over 15 years, she is a pioneer of the Transition Towns Movement. In 2007, she founded Transition US, a nonprofit that inspires the emergence of resilient communities that can thrive in the face of today’s environmental and social challenges. Raven holds a BA in “Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community” and an MSc in “Ecological Education”. She is a member of Deep Green Resistance, and lives in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Northern California. raven-gray.jpg
2015-12-20 Doug Zachary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZE4vWw7D2Y&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Doug Zachary is 65 years old, and was born to Okie migrant farm laborers in California in 1949. From age 4-13 he lived in an ultra-nationalist orphanage near Dallas, Texas whose politics and pedagogy was informed by the John Birch Society. Like all his fellow male “inmates”, Doug wound up in the Marine Corps where he was awakened to a lifetime of radical curiosity, resistance and struggle. He is now a member of Deep Green Resistance Texas and of Veterans for Peace. doug-zachary.jpg
2015-12-13 Lee Lakeman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGQqwZ2MGqk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Lee Lakeman has spent her adult life working against violence against women, and continues to do so past retirement. She worked in the earliest rape crisis centers since 1973, and raised a son on her own to adulthood. lee-lakeman.jpg
2015-12-06 Stella Strega Scoz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc5FE8dues0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2015/12/stella-strega-scoz-resistance-radio.html Stella Strega Scoz is an Italian scientist who worked as an activist for the anti-nuclear campaign in her teens, then for radical feminism, racism & disability awareness in her twenties, before discovering permaculture design and bringing her radical & campaigning spirit into building award-winning community-run urban permaculture projects, during the mid 90s, in South London. For the last 15 years she has lived in the Canary Islands & has focused on mentoring young activists and creating better support systems for change-makers, radicalizing the permaculture curriculum and studying how to design for collective intelligence, better participatory democracy and effective bioregional eco-economy systems. She is currently coordinator of the 8thLife ecovillage project and the Integral Permaculture Academy. stella-strega-scoz.jpg
2015-11-29 Jennifer Lahl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlSWRxWHPWk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jennifer Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. She is called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking. She serves on the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Medicine. She made her writing and directing debut producing the documentary film Eggsploitation, which has been awarded Best Documentary by the California Independent Film Festival and has sold in more than 30 countries. She is also Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Writer of Anonymous Father’s Day, a documentary film exploring the stories of women and men who were created by anonymous sperm donation. Her latest film, Breeders: A Subclass of Women? on surrogacy, was released January 2014, and completes the trilogy of films exploring the ethics of third-party reproduction. jennifer-lahl.jpg
2015-11-22 Stephanie McMillan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7A-uTrDl7A&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Stephanie McMillan’s award-winning editorial cartoons and comic strips have appeared in hundreds of publications and venues. She is the author of seven books, including Capitalism Must Die!, which combines comics with text in a basic overview of capitalism and revolution, and The Beginning of the American Fall, about the Occupy mobilizations. Stephanie has also been an organizer against capitalism all her life. Today we talk about her newest project, a calendar called “365 Daily Affirmations for Revolutionary Proletarian Militants.” stephanie-mcmillan2.jpg
2015-11-15 Trista Hendren https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ocv_O3bhJw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Trista Hendren is the author of the Girl God series. trista-hendren.jpg
2015-11-08 Gerardo Ceballos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e_iwmAZBJA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr Gerardo Ceballos is one of the world’s leading ecologists, and is a professor at the Institute of Ecology at National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the author of numerous books, including The Skin of the Rainforest, Mammals of Mexico, and The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. He is also known for his fieldwork on prairie dogs, jaguars, and others. He proposed the first Mexican endangered species act, that includes roughly 4000 species of plants and animals in the country.

He has seen through to establishment more than 20 protected areas that cover almost 2% of the Mexican land territory and protect thousands of plants and animals, including around 15% of all endangered species. No other Mexican scientist – perhaps no other individual scientist in the world — has accomplished so much in hands-on conservation. Today we talk about prairie dogs as a keystone species.

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2015-10-25 Jay Barlow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15DXdzj6Kcw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jay Barlow received a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. He has been a researcher at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla California since 1982. His research has primarily involved evaluating and mitigating human impacts on cetaceans and pinnipeds along the US West Coast and in Hawaii. International work has involved surveys of cetacean abundance in the Colombian Amazon, the Yangtze River and the northern Gulf of California. Today we talk about vaquitas, the smallest and most endangered of the cetaceans. jay-barlow.jpg
2015-10-18 Jaclyn Lopez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVWLM5Q4ies&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jaclyn Lopez is the Florida Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. She holds a master of laws degree in environmental and land-use law from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Denver, and coordinates campaigns in the Southeast and Caribbean, focusing on protecting imperiled species and ecosystems. Today we talk about manatees. jaclyn-lopez.jpg
2015-10-11 Suprabha Seshan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPR24vpIL48&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Suprabha Seshan has lived and worked for twenty-two years at the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary in the Western Ghat mountains of India. The Sanctuary is a centre for plant conservation, habitat restoration and environmental education and also a community. In 2006, on behalf of the Sanctuary she won the Whitley Award, UK’s top prize for nature conservation. She is an Ashoka Fellow. Her current focus is the restoration of one of India’s most endangered ecosystems: the high elevation shola grasslands. suprabha-seshan.jpg
2015-10-04 Brendan Mackey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hl5hoYkM-0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Brendan Mackey is is a Professor at Griffith University, Queensland Australia and is director of the University’s climate change response program which promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to climate change problems. Brendan’s PhD was in tropical forest ecology and he has published widely in the related fields of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation and climate change. His current research is focussed on the role of ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation. He serves on the global governing Council of the International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN). brendan-mackey.jpg
2015-09-27 Noah Greenwald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q83pEfyqwzQ8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. He directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the importance of protecting biodiversity and about the multitude of threats to the survival of North American wildlife. He holds a bachelor of science in ecology from the Evergreen State College and a master’s in forest ecology and conservation from the University of Washington. Before he joined the Center in 1997, Noah worked as a field biologist, surveying northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets and banding Hawaiian songbirds. Today we talk about grizzly bears. noah-greenwald.jpg
2015-09-20 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bsCm446-h8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Keeping the Wild. Today we talk about fire. george-wuerthner3.jpg
2015-09-13 Diana Beresford-Kroeger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0wiK9mseU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. Diana's latest book is called The Sweetness of a Simple Life (Random House Canada). Recently, Diana has been working on a film based on her book, The Global Forest, which has taken her around the globe. The film will be released in 2015. Diana lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, Christian H. Kroeger, surrounded by her research garden filled with rare and endangered species. diana-beresford-kroeger.jpg
2015-09-06 Dr. Quinton Phelps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy3E7XLN-E8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Quinton Phelps is a fisheries research scientist with duties related to ensuring the ecological integrity of the Mississippi River for future Generations. As of recent, he has been tasked with investigating the effects of Asian carp on the river biota. He has jumped head first into this nationwide problem. quinton-phelps.jpg
2015-08-30 Stephany Seay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6pIEwpCiIU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Stephany Seay is the media coordinator with the Montana-based Buffalo Field Campaign, the only group working in the field, in the courts, and in the policy arena in defense of the country’s last wild migratory buffalo, the Yellowstone population. Stephany has been on the front lines with BFC for twelve years and from the direct interactions and experiences with these gentle giants, she and her comrades have come to the understanding that while we may be trying (very, very hard) to save the buffalo, the buffalo are desperately trying to teach us to save us from ourselves. stephany-seay.jpg
2015-08-16 Ramsey Kanaan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLggM9pEP8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Ramsey Kanaan has been involved in attempting to disseminate the good word for well over three and a half decades now. As a young teenager, he founded AK Press (named after his mothers initials) from his bedroom in Scotland. Hes co-founder and Publisher with PM Press. We talk about the importance of independent publishing to social change. ramsey-kanaan.jpg
2015-08-09 Robert A Williams Jr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hlDqzXkuBI&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Robert A. Williams Jr. is a member of the Lumbee Indian tribe and a professor of law at the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law Program. He is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples’ human rights, including The American Indian in Western Legal Thought and Like a Loaded Weapon. Today we talk about his book Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization. robert-williams-jr.jpg
2015-07-26 Julie Bindel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tks_SO0tcPk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Julie Bindel is a journalist, broadcaster, author and feminist campaigner living in London. She writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Standpoint Magazine, The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, reporting on culture, music, food, film and sexual and gender identity. She is co-founder of Justice for Women, a feminist campaigning organisation, that supports and advocates for women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners. Julie has worked extensively on research concerning domestic violence, prostitution and sex trafficking. julie-bindel.jpg
2015-07-19 John McLaughlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPQnS0d-F0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John McLaughlin is a wildlife ecologist and population biologist on the faculty at Huxley College at Western Washington University. He studies the wildlife role in Elwha restoration and the effects of climate change on butterflies. We talk today about the restoration of the Elwha River. john-mclaughlin.jpg
2015-07-12 Michael Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj8JYJOiE3Q&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Michael Robinson’s work focuses on the protection and recovery of top predators like Mexican gray wolves and jaguars. He has been associated with the Center for Biological Diversity since its founding and joined the staff in 1997. Michael holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin; he is also the author of a well-reviewed book on the history of wolves in the United States called Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West (University Press of Colorado, 2005). Today we discuss ocelots. michael-robinson.jpg
2015-07-05 Dahr Jamail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5-jFvgxck0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://dgrnewsservice.org/2015/08/13/dahr-jamail-interviewed-by-derrick-jensen-about-us-navys-northern-edge/ Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. We discuss the harm caused by massive military maneuvers off of Alaska. dahr-jamail2.jpg
2015-06-28 Max Wilbert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur07XpwDMkI&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistancegreatbasin.org/2015/09/20/max-wilbert-resistance-radio-snwa-water-grab/ Max Wilbert grew up in Seattle and spent a great deal of his childhood on the Olympic Coast, on Makah land. Now in his late 20’s, he works with an organization called Deep Green Resistance to promote strategic eco-sabotage and work to protect the land. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a grassroots non-profit called Fertile Ground Environmental Institute. We talk about stopping the city of Las Vegas from stealing water. max-wilbert2.jpg
2015-06-21 Chris Hedges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOMiMVXQCZs&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2015/09/chris-hedges-on-resistance-radio.html Chris Hedges is a longtime foreign correspondent who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage. He has been in combat zones more times than he wishes to recount. He is a powerful social critic and critic of capitalism, and is the author of more than ten books, including War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; Death of the Liberal Class; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He is a columnist for Truthdig. chris-hedges2.jpg
2015-06-14 Brent Plater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRhoMlAr9dk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Brent Plater is the executive director of the Wild Equity Institute, a San Francisco based non-profit organization that unites social justice and grassroots conservation movements in campaigns that build a more sustainable and just world for all. Brent is also a lecturer at San Francisco State University's Environmental Studies Program and an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law. brent-plater.jpg
2015-06-07 Tommy Michot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95NwC4efUnY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Tommy Michot was born and raised in south Louisiana. He is of Acadian descent, and hence is a "Cajun." He worked for 30 years as a research biologist and pilot for the US Department of the Interior, and is now on the graduate faculty at the University of Louisiana, where he serves as a Research Scientist for the Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering. He has spent his career studying wetland flora and fauna, primarily in the coastal marshes of Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico coast from Florida to Texas and Mexico, and the Caribbean coast of Guatemala and Honduras. tommy-michot.jpg
2015-05-31 Juan Carlos Bravo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDKnlUYrk6g&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q For nearly a decade, Juan Carlos oversaw the Northern Jaguar Reserve and attended to its day-to-day management. As Wildlands Network's Director of Operations in Mexico, Juan Carlos Bravo works to expand the Western Wildway into the northern Sierra Madre Occidental by partnering with Mexican groups and improving Wildlands Network's understanding of the connectivity issues in Mexico. He adapts WN's overall strategy to a significantly different conservation landscape by applying tactics that are regionally appropriate but seek the same ultimate goal: wilderness conservation and connectivity with a focus on large landscapes and big carnivores. juan-carlos-bravo.jpg
2015-05-24 Thomas Linzey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZpVhCjjU4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights to sustainability over corporate rights and powers. thomas-linzey3.jpg
2015-05-17 Vince Emanuele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3kJ5lqyA1Y&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Vince Emanuele is a writer, activist and radio journalist who lives and works in the Rust Belt. Currently he writes a weekly article for TeleSUR English and also conducts interviews with activists, authors, artists and intellectuals from around the world. vince-emanuele.jpg
2015-05-10 Rachael Osborn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTiWNirGjs&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rachael Paschal Osborn, a public interest water lawyer in Spokane, Washington, USA. She serves as senior policy advisor to the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, policy director for the Columbia Institute for Water Policy, and adjunct professor teaching Water Law at Gonzaga Law School. We talk about the Columbia, and more broadly water in the west. rachael-osborn.jpg
2015-05-03 Janine Blaeloch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJk0Nd9j0CY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Janine Blaeloch is founder and director of the Western Lands Project. She earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. Janine has been a public-land activist since 1985. She worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors before founding WLP in 1997. We talk about efforts to stop the giving away of public lands to large corporations, among other things. janine-blaeloch.jpg
2015-04-26 Norma Ramos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMbOTAD6HSk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Norma Ramos is a long-standing social justice attorney who self-defines as an eco-feminist. She links world-wide inequality of women to the destruction of the environment. She has received many awards in recognition of her work against human trafficking. norma-ramos.jpg
2015-04-19 Dave Zanatta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D59efKyfYk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dave Zanatta is a malacologist, or one who studies molluscs. He is also a molecular ecologist and a conservation geneticist. He is a associate professor at Central Michigan University. Today we talk about molluscs., who are especially endangered. dave-zanatta.jpg
2015-04-12 Collette Adkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKvY_g4Hr5w&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Collette Adkins, Reptile and Amphibian Senior Attorney, is dedicated to protecting rare amphibians and reptiles across the country. She received her law degree from the University of Minnesota, where she also earned a master’s degree in wildlife conservation. Before joining the Center, Collette was in private practice, where her pro bono work focused on preservation of endangered species and their habitats. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John R. Tunheim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. collette-adkins.jpg
2015-04-05 Ron Sutherland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAFvoQnUYs&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Ron Sutherland is a conservation scientist with Wildlands Network, a nonprofit group dedicated to reconnecting nature in North America. A native of North Carolina, Ron received a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. We talk about red wolves. ron-sutherland.jpg
2015-03-29 Rachel Smolker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQW9tGKdKD4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rachel Smolker is a codirector of Biofuelwatch, and works with the Global Forest Coalition and the Campaign To Stop GE Trees. She has researched, written and organized on the impacts of biofuels, bioenergy and biochar on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people and the climate. She has a Ph.D. in ecology/biology. She is author of To Touch a Wild Dolphin. rachel-smolker.jpg
2015-03-22 Brian Ertz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvvNlKJNcI&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Brian Ertz is board president of Wildlands Defense. He has spent the last decade resisting this culture’s depraved relationship to the natural world via grassroots organizing, national media initiatives, administrative and legislative policy advocacy, and in support of a variety of litigation efforts aimed at preserving a wide variety of landscapes and wildlife species in the West. brian-ertz.jpg
2015-03-15 Four Arrows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZVw_J6JEWY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University, an American Indian activist and author of 20 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. We talk about his work to create a marine sanctuary off the coast of Mexico. four-arrows2.jpg
2015-03-08 Sherri Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXivnae8GU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Sherri Mason, who goes by Sam, became obsessed with the impacts of humans on the environment when at the age of 11 she watched a very poignant Different Strokes episode in which Kimberly’s hair turned green after washing it with acid rain. While not scientifically accurate, this episode made an impact and set Dr. Mason’s path as an environmental chemist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin before moving onto her Ph. D. from the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science Scholar. She is currently a full professor in Chemistry at the State University of New York at Fredonia. We’re going to talk about the Great Lakes. sherri-mason.jpg
2015-03-01 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5xfNCRQDHM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Keeping the Wild. george-wuerthner2.jpg
2015-02-22 Miyoko Sakashita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKaOLeGKBQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Miyoko Sakashita directs the oceans program at the Center for Biological Diversity. She is an attorney that works on marine conservation. We talk about the health of the oceans. MiyokoSakashita.jpg
2015-02-15 Guy McPherson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCeADT8Y8Pw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q More than ten years into a career in the academic ivory tower, McPherson turned his efforts on social criticism. These efforts continue, with climate change a primary focus of his current work. He is the author of Extinction Dialog. Today I ask Guy some of the major criticisms of his work, and get his responses. guy-mcpherson.jpg
2015-02-08 Gail Dines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73QtOFS97fA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dr. Gail Dines, Professor of Sociology and Chair of American Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, is the author of multiple books and articles, and has been described as the world's leading expert on the effects of pornography. She's the author of the highly acclaimed Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (Beacon Press). Translated into four languages, Pornland is the basis of a documentary released this fall by Media Education Foundation. Dr Dines is founding president of Stop Porn Culture, a non-profit organization composed of academics, professionals and activists from a wide range of perspectives, that is dedicated to raising public awareness about the impact of pornography on children, youth and adults. gail-dines.jpg
2015-02-01 Rachel Moran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3rHKfZQKQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rachel Moran is an Irish author, feminist activist, and founding member of SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment). SPACE is engaged in changing policy in numerous nations to criminalise the demand for the commercial sex-trade. rachel-moran.jpg
2015-01-25 Tom Horton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IigMvU1tAC4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Tom Horton covered environmental issues for the Baltimore Sun from 1974 until 2006. He is author of several books about Chesapeake Bay and has written for magazines including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and the Boston Globe. He teaches writing and environmental studies at Salisbury University, and contributes regularly to Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the Bay Journal News Service. Horton worked for five years as an educator at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he authored Turning the Tide, a book on solutions to the Chesapeakes water quality problems. tom-horton.jpg
2015-01-18 Madeleine Carey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gckAf5H8f_8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Madeleine Carey is the WildEarth Guardians Gila Campaign Fellow. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Madeleine spent her childhood exploring the Rio Grande and its bosque on foot and on horseback. In May 2014, she graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA with a degree in Biology and Urban Studies. While at Tufts, she was a four-year member of the Track and Cross Country teams and a trip leader for the Tufts Wilderness Orientation program. During college, Madeleine spent her summers working for the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, researching American Pika in the Valles Caldera National Preserve and working with NM State Forestry to create a post-wildfire assistance guide. We talk about Mexican wolves madeleine-carey.jpg
2015-01-11 Mollie Matteson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZq5U9MiA0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Mollie Matteson is a wildlife biologist and a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. She advocates for imperiled species such as bats, wolves, and lynx, and all things wild. We talk about the threats facing bats. mollie-matteson.jpg
2015-01-04 Lori Ann Burd & Tierra Curry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEzif3ajfAQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Tierra Curry is a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity where she focuses on gaining protections for imperiled species and their habitats. She is a lead author on the scientific petition filed this year seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies. Lori Ann Burd is endangered species campaign director and an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. She has been working on issues of biodiversity and pesticide use for over a dozen years, and recently authored a successful petition to get GE crops and bee-killing pesticides banned in our 150 million acre national wildlife refuge system. tierra-lori-ann.jpg
2014-12-21 Kathleen Fitzgerald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8fSSH9s0vU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kathleen Fitzgerald is the African Wildlife Foundation Vice President for Conservation Strategy, Nairobi, Kenya. She has 22 years' experience directing landscape-scale conservation and community engagement. Prior to overseeing AWF's conservation strategy, Kathleen led AWF's land program helping to advance AWF's land conservation projects across Africa, including establishing community conservancies, developing carbon mitigation projects, securing wildlife corridors, and helping to improve management of protected areas and community lands. Prior to moving to Africa seven years ago, Kathleen facilitated dozens of land transactions to establish conservation areas, and co-founded a regional wilderness land trust. Kathleen holds a Master of Science in Botany from the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont and completed her final research on wolves in Canada, and has an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Studies and Government. kathleen-fitzgerald.jpg
2014-12-14 John Davis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqsKPEU-fSI&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John Davis is a wildways scout and advocate, who served as editor of Wild Earth in the 1990s, program officer of the Foundation for Deep Ecology in early 2000s, and conservation director of Adirondack Council till 2010. He has since been working with Wildlands Network and Rewilding Institute, trekking and writing and speaking about the proposed Eastern and Western Wildways. We talk about the importance of wildlife corridors. john-davis.jpg
2014-12-07 Rachel Smolker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWG5stkJsCo&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rachel Smolker is a codirector of Biofuelwatch, and an organizer with Energy Justice Network. She has researched, written and organized on the impacts of biofuels, bioenergy and biochar on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people and the climate. She has a Ph.D. in ecology/biology. She is author of To Touch A Wild Dolphin (Doubleday 2001) and lives in Vermont. rachel-smolker2.jpg
2014-11-30 Chris Matera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8RurZ9aMU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/12/chris-matera-biofuels-and-other-excuses-for-clearcuts.html Chris Matera is a civil engineer and the founder of Massachusetts Forest Watch, a group which works in New England to protect forests, and promote genuinely "clean" and "green" energy solutions. chris-matera.jpg
2014-11-23 George Wuerthner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YUVH3nvabc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q George Wuerthner is the Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 37 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Keeping the Wild. george-wuerthner.jpg
2014-11-16 Cherry Smiley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_DF1SCSK8c&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Cherry Smiley is an Indigenous feminist activist and artist from the Thompson and Navajo Nations and an accomplished public speaker on sexualized violence against Indigenous women and girls. She is a founding member of the unfunded group, Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry (IWASI) and current campaign coordinator for the Feminist Alliance for International Action's Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal women, focused on Canada's missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. cherry-smiley.jpg
2014-11-09 Kajsa Ekis Ekman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QpwQ9qb40w&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a journalist and the author of two books. Today we will be discussing her book Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy, and the Split Self. She lives in Sweden. kajsa-ekis-ekman.jpg
2014-11-02 Kathleen Dean Moore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbU-qYIbhOY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kathleen Dean Moore is is a philosopher, an environmental activist, and a writer. Her most recent book is MORAL GROUND: Ethical action for a planet in peril, which gathers testimony from 100 of the world's moral leaders about our obligation to the future. Formerly Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, she has left the university to focus on the climate emergency. She speaks all over the country, calling people to action to prevent carbon catastrophe. You can find her work in magazines such as the SUN, High country News, and Orion and on her blog kathleen-dean-moore.jpg
2014-10-26 Kathleen Barry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HizkJCyGAeA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kathleen Barry is an internationally-recognized human rights activist, she is the author of five books, including Unmaking War: Remaking Men; Female Sexual Slavery; and Prostitution of Sexuality: The Global Exploitation of Women. Today we talk about prostitution. kathleen-barry2.jpg
2014-10-19 Tom Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arH1EeMTgOc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Tom Butler is the board president of Northeast Wilderness Trust, a regional land trust that conserves forever-wild landscapes, and the editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology. A longtime conservation activist and writer, his books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth, and most recently, the co-edited volume Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth. tom-butler.jpg
2014-10-12 Kristen Iversen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsrtKxsfsKs&&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and many other journals and publications. She directs the PhD program in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Cincinnati kristen-iversen.jpg
2014-10-05 Matthew Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_fmq2KWvto&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Matt Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association - an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he's been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration. matthew-schwartz.jpg
2014-09-28 Jeremy Nichols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzEhA8j7ALU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jeremy Nichols is the Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians and has been active in environmental protection efforts in the American West for over 15 years. Today we are going to talk about coal extraction on public lands in the west. We talk about coal mining on public lands in the west. jeremy-nichols2.jpg
2014-09-21 Sheila Jeffreys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPt7DC14fxU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sheila Jeffreys is the author of ten books on the history and politics of sexuality. She has been actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist politics, particularly around the issue of sexual violence, since 1973. Today we will be talking about queer theory. sheila-jeffreys.jpg
2014-09-14 Thomas Linzey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTqfvuxKMU&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Thomas Linzey is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995. He is a co-founder of the Daniel Pennock Democracy School – now taught in twenty-four states across the country which has graduated over 5,000 lawyers, activists, and municipal officials – which assists groups to create new community campaigns which elevate the rights of those communities over rights claimed by corporations. thomas-linzey2.jpg
2014-08-31 Erik Molvar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJd-Y5FqhRc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Erik Molvar is a wildlife biologist and directs WildEarth Guardians' Sagebrush Sea Campaign from an office in Laramie, Wyoming. He has been working on sage grouse conservation issues for the past 14 years. erik_molvar.jpg
2014-08-24 Gary Wockner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uHWes4iJQg&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Gary Wockner coordinates the Save the Colorado River Campaign whose mission is to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries from the source to the sea. Gary has worked in government, academia, and advocacy for 30 years, and is an award-winning environmental activist and writer based in Fort Collins, Colorado gary-wockner.jpg
2014-08-17 Con Slobodchikoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7TEGO1M50&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/10/con-slobodchikoff-prarie-dogs-animal-language.html Con Slobodchikoff is an animal behaviorist and conservation biologist. He is a professor at Northern Arizona University, where he studies referential communication, using prairie dogs as a model species. Much of his recent research has shown a complex communicative ability of the Gunnison prairie dog alarm calls. In early 2008 he formed the Animal Language Institute, to create a place where people can find and share research in animal communication. con-slobodchikoff.jpg
2014-08-10 Culum Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVSsc-oP9JY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/09/culum-brown-on-fish-intelligence.html Culum Brown is an Australian Research Fellow, Associate Professor at Macquarie University, Editor for Animal Behaviour and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Fish Biology. For years he has studied the behavioural ecology of fishes with a special interest in learning and memory.
2014-08-03 Anne Keala Kelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsWcSF1Zjk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistancehawaii.org/2014/08/26/native-hawaiian-anne-keala-kelly-resistance-radio/ Anne Keala Kelly is an award winning, Native Hawaiian filmmaker and journalist whose works focus primarily on the early 21st century Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Her feature length documentary, Noho Hewa, has been screened and broadcast internationally and is widely taught in university courses that focus on indigenous peoples, the Pacific, and colonization. anne-keala-kelly.jpg
2014-07-27 Charles Derber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72u1SloETww&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Charles Derber is the author of more than fifteen books, and is considered one of today's leading public intellectuals. He has been called an intellectual heir to C. Wright Mills. charles-derber.jpg
2014-07-20 Dahr Jamail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yqJAGdDzvc&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/09/dahr-jamail-interview-for-resistance-radio.html Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focussing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. dahr-jamail.jpg
2014-07-13 Bethanie Walder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_80KXnuZyr0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Bethanie Walder. She is WildEarth Guardians Public Lands Director and previously served as Wildlands CPR Executive Director from 1995 until they merged with WildEarth Guardians in 2013. bethanie-walder.jpg
2014-07-06 Henry A Giroux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5crP_HbvdA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Henry A. Giroux, the author of more than 50 books, is certainly one of the world's most important living intellectuals. He writes on a tremendous variety of topics, but central to all of his work are the importance of radical democracy, the importance of education, the importance of critical thinking and discourse, and the effects of capitalism on all of these. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 50 educational thinkers of the modern period. henry-giroux.jpg
2014-06-29 Roger Flynn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSc_4UkkBk&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Roger Flynn is the Founding Director and Managing Attorney of the Western Mining Action Project, a non-profit law firm representing the public interest on hardrock mining issues in the West since 1993. Roger is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where he's been teaching courses in Mining and Natural Resources Law since 2002. We talk about the effects of mining on public lands. roger-flynn.jpg
2014-06-22 Jeremy Nichols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G2EQ3dj7ow&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jeremy Nichols is the Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians and has been active in environmental protection efforts in the American West for over 15 years. Today we talk about the effects of fracking on public lands in the West. jeremy-nichols.jpg
2014-06-15 Jon Marvel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G2EQ3dj7ow&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q In 1993 Jon Marvel co-founded a non-profit organization Western Watersheds Project to challenge the destructive business of public lands ranching, a land use that has negatively affected more of the American west than any other human activity. Jon retired as executive director of WWP on March 1, 2014 but continues as the WWP Board member for the Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Fund. The Fund seeks to negotiate voluntary buy-out and permanent retirement of grazing allotments in sage-steppe landscapes across the west. The Fund has already permanently retired over 140,000 acres of public lands from livestock use. jon-marvel.jpg
2014-06-08 Brien Brennan & Marie Brennan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zqq8FVnxII&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q In 2012, Marie and Brien Brennan founded the Elder Creek Center For The Land, located in the Nomlaki homeland of the Sacramento Valley, with the purpose of normalizing sane human attitudes and practices towards the community of life in the watershed and greater bioregion. brennans.jpg
2014-06-01 Sam Leah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anDPnf4cskA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sam Leah is an activist, writer, high school teacher and the founder of a women's self defense nonprofit called Warrior Sisters Society. She has presented numerous speeches on radical approaches to environmental and social justice activism and continues to incorporate these elements into her curriculum for her high school students. Her organization, Warrior Sisters Society, is the only women's self defense nonprofit providing ongoing trainings and defensive materials to women. warrior-sisters.jpg
2014-05-25 Saba Malik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfBXbQsj5bY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/06/saba-malik-on-resistance-radio.html Saba Malik is is a board member of Fertile Ground Environmental Institute, a non-profit dedicated to political and environmental education. She is a mother of two and has been a feminist and anti-racist activist for most of her adult life. saba-malik.jpg
2014-05-18 Annette Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV5swHdG5K8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/06/annette-smith-on-resistance-radio.html Annette Smith is executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, an organization she co-founded 15 years ago with Vermont citizens when a large energy project was proposed for her region. After successfully defeating that project, Annette has worked with Vermonters throughout the state to defeat large quarries, landfills, farms, and other large energy proposals while also improving Vermont's groundwater protection laws. Annette has lived off-grid with solar in Vermont for more than 20 years, hand milks a cow, has a flock of chickens, grows most of her own food including citrus in a greenhouse, and seeks change through collaboration when possible and opposition when necessary. annette-smith.jpg
2014-05-11 Jan Makandal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bBV-XoGD8U&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jan Makandal is a long-time revolutionary proletarian militant. He organized with the Workers Committee of Rockland County in the 1970s in upstate New York, as well as with a group of Haitian revolutionaries building a mass movement based among workers and peasants during the fall of Duvalier, plus other organizations in the US and Haiti. jan-makandal.jpg
2014-05-04 Ben Barker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaRoqLosyO8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/05/ben-barker-on-resistance-radio.html Ben Barker is a writer, activist, and farmer from West Bend, WI. He is currently writing a book about toxic qualities of radical subcultures and the need to build a vibrant culture of resistance. Read more at www.benbarker.org. ben-barker.jpg
2014-04-27 Richard Slotkin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxEYAsBaEJM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Richard Slotkin is a cultural critic and historian. He is the Olin Professor of English and American Studies at Wesleyan University, and the author of eight books. His trilogy Regeneration Through Violence, The Fatal Environment, and Gunfighter Nation is, I believe, one of the most important pieces of cultural criticism around. richard-slotkin.jpg
2014-04-13 Guy McPherson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oCCPUQrync&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q More than ten years into a career in the academic ivory tower, McPherson turned his efforts on social criticism. These efforts continue, with climate change a primary focus of his current work. guy-mcpherson-realist.jpg
2014-04-06 Max Wilbert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdxmkGcEMQE&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q http://deepgreenresistance.blogspot.com/2014/05/max-wilbert-on-resistance-radio.html Max Wilbert is an activist, photographer, and writer based in Salt Lake City. Although he's only 25 years old, he has been working against racism, social injustice, war, and environmental issues for over a decade. max-wilbert.jpg
2014-03-30 Monica Gagliano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dCc3ek941I&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Monica Gagliano explains how plants can emit their own sounds and also the notion of plants responding to particular frequencies. monica-gagliano.jpg
2014-03-16 Bethany Cotton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfB6qTqW6us&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Bethany Cotton is the Wildlife Program Director for WildEarth Guardians. Guardians works to protect and restore wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American west. A native Cascadian, Bethany now calls the Southern Rockies home. bethany-cotton.jpg
2014-03-02 Dave Zirin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sknl1v2XMKM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for The Nation and many other magazines and newspapers. He is the author or co-author of six books, including What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States, and Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. dave-zirin.jpg
2014-02-16 Mike Mease https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZHHx05TXjw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Mike Mease is the co-founder and campaign coordinator for the Buffalo Field Campaign. He has spent the last 16 years living with and helping protect this sacred species the Buffalo in the Yellowstone ecosystem. mike-mease.jpg
2014-02-09 Carolyn Baker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOUb9aQIrZE&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Carolyn Baker. She is the author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times. Her previous books include Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition (2011) and Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path Of Industrial Civilizations Collapse (2009). She lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado. carolyn-baker.jpg
2014-02-02 John Osborn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB2h66beEdQ&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John Osborn is an MD who has dedicated his life to doing what is right, whether it is through his medical work, or through his environmental advocacy. He has worked to protect salmon, forests, bull trout, and so many others. He has worked with the various indigenous peoples in his region helping them to protect their land. He has worked on health issues internationally. And most recently he has begun working on suicide prevention among the young. john-osborn.jpg
2014-01-26 Jen Marlowe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL18VcLss-8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jen Marlowe is a Seattle-based author/documentary filmmaker/playwright, and human rights advocate, having lived and worked on conflict resolution in Jerusalem, Afghanistan, Cyprus, India, Pakistan, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her films and books include Darfur Diaries, The Hour of Sunlight, One Family in Gaza, and I Am Troy Davis. jen-marlowe.jpg
2014-01-19 Charles Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMgvXbxXPko&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Charles Hall is a systems ecologist with strong interests in biophysical economics, and the relation of energy to society. Central to Hall's work is an understanding that the survival of all living creatures is limited by the concept of energy return on investment (EROI): that any living being or living society can survive only so long as they are capable of getting more net energy from any activity than they expend during the performance of that activity. He is the author or co-author of many books, including Energy and the Wealth of Nations. charles-hall.jpg
2014-01-12 John Horning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQIjPVmzpq0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q John Horning is executive director of Wild Earth Guardians. Their mission statement reads: "We believe in nature's right to exist and thrive. We act on this belief with compassion and courage by preserving the wild world. We defend wildness, empower life, end injustice, and stand for healthy, sustainable ecosystems and human communities. We embrace conflict, and cooperate without compromising our values. We execute the campaigns strategically and decisively, we mobilize, inform and inspire others, and we work to heal wounded landscapes. Our enduring and fierce advocacy leads us to success. We are A FORCE FOR NATURE."He is grateful to live in New Mexico and feels privileged to be a voice for the voiceless. john-horning.jpg
2014-01-05 Roxanne Dunbar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5-XS9rbAl8&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q James Tracy said of her: "Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has defined the term engaged intellectual through a life spent on the frontlines of the past four decades of social struggles. She has never abandoned her roots through the process of becoming one of the most respected Left academics in the United States." She is the author of Red Dirt, Outlaw Woman, Blood on the Border, Roots of Resistance, and The Great Sioux Nation, which was just rereleased. roxanne-dunbar-ortiz.jpg
2013-12-29 Ann Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6wwcCld9iA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Ann Jones is the author of nine books, including Women Who Kill; Next Time She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop it; and War Is Not Over When It's Over: Women Speak Out From The Ruins of War. She has worked on women's issues, including men's violence against women, and also on other humanitarian issues. We spoke of her most recent book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars--The Untold Story. ann-jones.jpg
2013-12-22 Chris Hedges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6wwcCld9iA&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Chris Hedges is a longtime foreign correspondent who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer prize for their coverage. He has been in combat zones more times than he wishes to recount. He is a powerful social critic and critic of capitalism, and is the author of more than ten books, including War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; Death of the Liberal Class; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He is a columnist for Truthdig. chris-hedges.jpg
2013-12-15 Sheila Jeffreys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZgYs_eprp4&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Sheila Jeffreys is a lesbian feminist scholar and political activist. She is the author of ten books, including Man's Dominion: The Rise of Women and the Eclipse of Women's Rights; Unpacking Queer Politics; and Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West. We spoke of how the beauty industry harms women. sheila-jeffreys2.jpg
2013-12-08 Lierre Keith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEKkEUaMVYw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Lierre Keith is a long time activist, and the author or co--author of seven books, most notably Deep Green Resistance; and The Vegetarian Myth. She and I discuss how and why agriculture is inherently destructive, and is, as Jared Diamond noted, the worst mistake humans have ever made.

Episode also aired February 23, 2014.

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2013-12-01 Four Arrows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsNw125li20&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Four Arrows or Don Trent Jacobs is a university professor, writer and activist for American Indian rights whose work has focused on indigenous worldviews, wellness and counter-hegemonic education. In 2004, he received the Moral Courage Award from the Martin Springer Institute on Holocaust Studies. He's the author of more than twenty books, incluing most recently Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education." four-arrows.jpg
2013-11-24 Kathleen Barry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsNw125li20&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Kathleen Barry is a sociologist and feminist. She is the author of five books, including Female Sexual Slavery, The Prostitution of Sexuality, and most recently Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers, and Ourselves. kathleen-barry.jpg
2013-11-17 Stephanie McMillan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlqlC5LIzxo&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q

Stephanie McMillan, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is the creator of the award-winning editorial cartoon Code Green, and the comic strip Minimum Security, syndicated through Universal Uclick.

Her cartoons have appeared in hundreds of print and online publications worldwide. She has six books, including three with Derrick Jensen. Her most recent are Capitalism Must Die! and The Minimum Security Chronicles: Resistance to Ecocide (graphic novel, 2013, Seven Stories Press).

An organizer all her life, Stephanie works with the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle, and contributes to the publishing project Idées Nouvelles, Idées Prolétariennes.

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2013-11-10 Zoe Blunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2aE3vFfMu0&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Zoe Blunt is a longtime grassroots activist working on issues surrounding forests, Indigenous solidarity, feminism, and overturning white supremacism. She is based along Canada's west coast. You can learn more about her work with the Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network. zoe-blunt.jpg
2013-11-03 Rachel Ivey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNWVgjD3fhw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Rachel is a radical feminist, environmental activist, and advocate for reproductive justice. She's currently researching the possibility of grassroots municipal ordinances to protect female personhood and bodily autonomy, and she's also advocating for a shift toward direct action within the reproductive justice movement. To find out more about the issues discussed in this interview, or to find out how you can get involved, email Rachel at rachelannivey@gmail.com. rachel-ivey.jpg
2013-10-27 Jeannette Armstrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv6_sXUla3U&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Jeannette Armstrong is an Okanagan Indian writer, educator, and activist. Her main goal in writing is to educate young people about Native culture and history. She is the director of the En'owkin Center, a cultural and educational organization operated by the Okanagan Nation in Penticton, BC, Canada. jeannette-armstrong.jpg
2013-10-20 Thomas Linzey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPxdAGasrqw&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Thomas Linzey is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995. He is a co-founder of the Daniel Pennock Democracy School – now taught in twenty-four states across the country which has graduated over 5,000 lawyers, activists, and municipal officials – which assists groups to create new community campaigns which elevate the rights of those communities over rights claimed by corporations. In 2008 he assisted the Ecuadorian constitutional assembly to adopt the world’s first constitution recognizing the independently enforceable rights of ecosystems. thomas-linzey.jpg
2013-10-13 Dillon Thomson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV_D87wBCgM&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Today's guest is Dillon Thomson. Dillon has been working on cultural and environmental issues for the past five years. His primary concern is helping to build a resistance movement that will protect what is left of the planet from the destructive and suicidal path of industrial civilization. Toward this end, Dillon has given numerous talks and organized several speaking tours in the western United States on the topics of industrial civilization, the shortcomings of modern environmentalism, and the necessity of resistance. In March of this year, he was a panelist at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. Currently, Dillon is on the Board of Directors of the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute and a volunteer staff member of the environmental justice organization, Deep Green Resistance. dillon-thomson.jpg
2013-10-06 Bob Jensen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klODvTI-ReY&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q Today's guest is Robert Jensen, no relation. He is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of seven books, including:
  • Arguing For Our Lives: Critical Thinking in Crisis Times
  • We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out
  • Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity
  • Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream
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