Aug 25, 2012

Whale Research Update with Dr. Southall and Dr. Friedlaender

We have Dr. Southall BrandonSouthall.jpg and Dr. Friedlaender   ARI.jpg back from their SOCAL field research with SEA, Inc.   “SOCAL‐BRS” (Behavioral Response Study) is a multi‐year effort (2010‐2015) to designed to better understand marine mammal behavior and reactions to sound. It is an interdisciplinary research collaboration, building on previous efforts in the Bahamas and Mediterranean Sea. The overall objective is to provide a better scientific basis for estimating risk and minimizing effects of active sonar for the U.S. Navy and regulatory agencies. SOCAL‐BRS is also part of a larger international collaboration to measure the impacts of noise marine mammals using opportunistic and experimental approaches. Please visit their website at http://sea-inc.net/socal-brs/.  We talk about Dr. Southall's book Ocean Journeys: Beginnings http://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Journeys-Beginnings-Brandon-Southall/dp/1607467844.

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Aug 18, 2012

Language of Compassion with Kelly Bryson

kellybryson.gif We talk We talk to Kelly Bryson MA, MFT. Author, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, Life Coach, author of the best selling book, "Don't be Nice, Be Real -Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others. He is the originator of the Trust Based Relationship(TBR) Modality, and Cofounder of Nonviolent Communication Santa Cruz, a successful nonprofit.

Kelly offers his wisdom and many years of experience to help individuals develop deep trust andconfidence in themselves, their partnerships and community.

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Aug 11, 2012

The Great Buffalo Episode with Buffalo Field Campaign and Musician Steve Graves

danbrister.jpg We talk about the great buffalo of the Northern Plains with buffalo rights advocate Dan Brister,  Executive Director of The Buffalo Field Campaign. BFC is the only group working in the field, everyday, to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's wild buffalo. Volunteers from around the world defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection. Our daily patrols stand with the buffalo on the ground they choose to be on, and document every move made against them. (http://buffalofieldcampaign.org/)

We listen to live music by Steven Graves.  He features the new single release "Lightening Medicine Cloud" which was inspired and entitled from the true story and fate of a sacred white buffalo in Greenville, Texas. Known for his ability to fuse elements of rock, reggae, country, jazz and blues with his socially conscious lyrics, his style is influenced by such icons as Bob Dylan and Ben Harper (http://www.stevengravesmusic.com/).

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Aug 4, 2012

The State of Hawaiian Monk Seals and California Mountain Lions with Dr. Terrie Williams

drterrriewilliams.jpg Dr. Terrie Williams is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz.  She runs The Mammalian Physiology Lab at UCSC which focuses on comparative physiology.  She is an Animal Physiologist for the Santa Cruz Puma Project (santacruzpumas.org). She is also the author of The Odyssey of KP2, the story of a two-day old abandoned monk seal pup, as he embarks on an odyssey to save his species from extinction (http://www.savemonkseals.ucsc.edu).  We talk to Dr. Williams about the state of the Hawaiian Monk Seals and the Santa Cruz Pumas.

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