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.
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 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.
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.
Today’s episode of The Living Earth Connection features a revised and expanded version of The Big Picture, an original spoken word and electric didgeridoo performance by Amy Gustin and John Hardin. This musical journey traces the history of life on Earth, celebrates the diversity of this planet’s inhabitants, and asks where did we go wrong as a culture. Please tune in today, January 31 at 9:30 a.m. PST to http://www.kmud.org.
Wildlife Matters episode #9 is now available to download or stream. In this episode we interview author and independent wildlife biologist Benjamin Kilham. Ben has studied black bears in the wild, and has raised orphaned bear cubs to release in the wild, for over two decades. His experiences have given him significant insights into black bear behavior.
The next episode of Wildlife Matters looks at black bears with Benjamin Kilham, author of Among the Bears: Raising Orphan Cubs in the Wild and In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition. Ben is an independent wildlife biologist with over two decades experience raising orphan cubs, and observing black bears in the wild. Ben’s careful observations and aptitude for mental modeling have given him significant insights into black bear behavior. Please tune in on Thursday, December 24 at 5 p.m. to hear our interview with Benjamin Kilham.