Episode #21 airs Sunday January 29

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2017 by Amy Gustin

event_20006947What are we to make of a culture that does not provide good health for most of its members?  While the traditional diets of indigenous cultures provided their members with robust good health, our culture has spawned three multi-billion dollar industries centered around poor health.  The food industry creates foods that lead to ill health, while the health care and the pharmaceutical industry, at best, treat the symptoms of illness.  In all our talk about health care, what gets overlooked is our need for health.

Listen to The Living Earth Connection to hear a deconstruction of the myth that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease.  I present selections from Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon.  Dr. Mary Enig was an international expert on the biochemistry of food and fat.  Sally Fallon is the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Weston A. Price studied and documented the health of indigenous peoples who followed their traditional diets, in the early 20th century. Tune in to http://www.kmud.org on Sunday, January 29 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

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LEC episode # 20 airs Sunday, October 30

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Media with tags , , , on October 28, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection episode # 20 airs this Sunday, October 30. In this episode I present selections from The Ancestral Mind by Gregg Jacobs Ph.D..  Our Ancestral Mind is the preverbal, intuitive and unconscious emotional mind.  Our Thinking Mind is the rational, verbal and self conscious mind.  While Dr. Jacobs emphasis is on how these two aspects of our mind function, and how our overreliance on our Thinking Mind causes much of our ill health and unhappiness, there is also much to learn from these two forms of human consciousness, regarding the beliefs and actions that cause the ecological crisis. Please tune in on Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m. PST to http://www.kmud.org.

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Wildlife Matters looks at the Humboldt Marten

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , on October 24, 2016 by Amy Gustin

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This Thursday, October 27, Wildlife Matters looks at the Humboldt Marten.  Once feared extinct, they were recently rediscovered in Six Rivers National Forest and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.  They used to be numerous throughout the “fog belt” of coastal old growth Redwoods, Doug-fir and Sitka forests, from Sonoma to the Oregon border. Now they number less than a hundred.  To find out more about these small carnivores of the Mustelid family, tune in to http://www.kmud.org this Thursday, October 27.

The Living Earth Connection #19 available to download or stream

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags on July 31, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection # 19 is available to download or stream.  In this episode I perform an intention ceremony to end the Green Rush and steer Humboldt towards Life’s highest possibilities for the land, the wildlife, and the people.

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The Living Earth Connection # 19 airs today

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , , , on July 31, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection #19 airs today, Sunday, July 31 2016, at 9:30 a.m. WST on kmud.org/ 91.1 and 88.1 FM. In today’s show I focus on the massive expansion of the marijuana industry in Humboldt County, called the Green Rush.  This agricultural and industrial expansion, located in valuable habitat, devastates the environment.  The fragmentation and degradation of habitat by Humboldt’s marijuana industry, has accelerated in recent years.  This ecological devastation is the outer manifestation of a deep spiritual sickness.  In today’s show I perform an intention ceremony to end the Green Rush and steer this region toward Life’s highest possibilities for the land, the wildlife, and the people.  Please tune in.

The Living Earth Connection #18 available to download or stream

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Media with tags , , , on May 30, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection #18 features host Amy Gustin presenting selections from A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California by Laura Cunningham.  From condors to some of the largest grizzly bears in North America, California was once home to an abundance of large animals.  Learning about the ecological wealth of Old California is an important step we need to make, as we consider what we need to do to have a livable future.  To download or stream, click on links below.

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The Living Earth Connection #18 airs Sunday, May 29

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2016 by Amy Gustin

Before European contact, California was home to an abundance of large animals, including some of the largest grizzly bears in North America.  For an exploration of the ecological wealth of Old California, tune in to The Living Earth Connection on Sunday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. PST on http://www.kmud.org.  Host Amy Gustin presents selections from A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California by ecological historian and artist Laura Cunningham.   The destruction of ecosystem abundance by totalitarian agriculture is well documented in the history of California. Taking stock of what was lost helps us put our current situation in perspective.  Be sure to check out the book for yourself.  Laura beautifully reconstructs forgotten landscapes in her paintings as well as prose.