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.

 

The Living Earth Connection airs The Big Picture today

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

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 #9 available to download or stream

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , on December 25, 2015 by Amy Gustin

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.

Wildlife Matters #9

Wildlife Matters airs December 24

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , on December 21, 2015 by Amy Gustin

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.

Episode #16 of The Living Earth Connection Available

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags on November 29, 2015 by Amy Gustin

Episode #16 of The Living Earth Connection is available to download or stream.  In this episode I present selected essays from The Invisibility of Success by Daniel Quinn.

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The Living Earth Connection # 16 airs this Sunday, November 29

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , , , on November 23, 2015 by Amy Gustin

What is the fundamental difference between the religions of our civilization, and animism, which was once the universal religion of humanity?  What is the link between the extinction crisis and the Agricultural Revolution? What is the danger in believing in human exceptionalism?  For an exploration of these topics, tune in to The Living Earth Connection on Sunday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. PST to kmud.org.  Host Amy Gustin will present selected readings from The Invisibility of Success by Daniel Quinn.

Wildlife Matters #8 available to download or stream

Posted in Community Radio, Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , , on October 26, 2015 by Amy Gustin

In Wildlife Matters #8, hosts John Hardin and Amy Gustin talk to Cristina Eisenberg about wolves and wolf ecology. Cristina Eisenberg is lead scientist at the Earthwatch Institute, and author of The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity and The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving America’s Predators.  Wildlife Matters #8