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On today’s show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron. As a special bonus, we added some sound bytes and interviews from the DC Stop Modern Slavery walk to end human trafficking.
Panthers once roamed the entire southeastern United States; from Florida to South Carolina and Louisiana. However, the panther was added to the Endangered Species List in 1967 and today the remaining population is isolated in South Florida. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is at the forefront of the Panther conservation efforts and Park Ranger Sandy Mickey from the Florida Panther & Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges joins us today to talk about some of these initiatives.
Then, we enjoyed a chat with one of the IZOD Indycar series rising stars, Simona de Silvestro. Simona is one of a handful of female Indycar racers and she is one of the most prominent racecar drivers on the track. She is the first woman in Atlantic Series history to have earned the most wins and pole positions, and the IZOD Indycar Rising Star Award. Finally, we will talk to Father Robert Barron, the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, about his PBS series Catholicism. This documentary illustrates the history and treasures of a global religion shared by more than one billion people around the world by exploring art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition.
The reptile trade attracts folks of all sorts to its hallowed halls; drawing the interested and sometimes unsuspecting in with the jewel-like living curiosities that fire our senses to a point where we just can't resist keeping them as treasured possessions. Most 'herpers' start their collections with some of the more pedestrian offerings available, then gradually gravitate toward the more challenging and/or pricier fare. However, occasionally somebody seemingly out of nowhere pulls the trigger for the privelege to begin the process with some of the most coveted offerings the market has to offer. In this episode, CK interviews Michael Freedman of The Florida Reptile Ranch and asks him how he managed to build such a potent collection of Ball Python morphs in such a seemingly short period of time. If you enjoy BP morph talk, listen in and get ready for some juicy chatter.
Time to openly talk about people. Who seem hell bent on screwing the people of this business. You would think after a while. They would realize for themselves. That we are gonna talk about your ass if you screw up. We will let the people that want to know. what is going on. That's what we have always done. That is what we will continueto do. So sit back and listen or call in and join us. Time for some fun with good friends. If that ain't your thing then just move along.
'Every day millions of people show up at non-profit organizations... and ‘report to work.’ They represent the army of caring, compassionate volunteers who are essential in making the lives of countless millions of people better because they give. They give of their time, and in some cases, of their treasure.' In her foreword, bestselling author and philanthropist Carrie Morgridge touches on the importance of every little action we do for others. Carrie and her husband John Morgridge, run The Morgridge Family Foundation, which makes transformative investments through education, conservation, the arts and health and wellness.
Join Amy Newmark, the publisher and editor-in-chief for Chicken Soup and me on Tuesday, August 25, 10-11 A.M. CT US as we discuss inspiring stories about passion and purpose from people who have enriched their life through volunteer work and charitable giving.
Southeast Green will be discussing the most exciting transporation development in the country. Join us as we speak with Jill Johnson, Government Affairs Director.
Jill Johnson joined ABI as its director of government affairs, a newly created position, in December 2013. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson actively supports ABI at the federal, state and local government levels to ensure and expand funding, regulatory, and political support for the program. Ms. Johnson has worked for more than a decade with conservation groups in Georgia and across the Southeast.
As the President of Live Oak Strategies, LLC, she advocated on behalf of her clients before the state legislature and acted as liaison to legislators, state agencies, and the Governor’s Office on their behalf. She provided help with government and public affairs, public and media relations, strategic planning, and fundraising.
Previously, Ms. Johnson served as the Political Director for Georgia Conservation Voters where she held elected officials accountable for their votes on key conservation issues and helped elect pro-conservation candidates to office. Before that, she spearheaded efforts on land conservation and advocacy at the Georgia Conservancy.
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University. She is married with one child and enjoys running and participating in triathlons.
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What do Bird Watching, Business Coaching and Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod have in common? Successful businessman John Robinson for a start. What do Bird Watching, Business Coaching and Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod have in common? Successful businessman John Robinson for a start. John C. Robinson, author of Birding For Everyone, Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers, has worked as a wildlife biologist and professional ornithologist for nearly 30 years, including the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—and has led bird watching tours all over the world. An environmental advocate, John’s mission is to encourage all people, especially minorities, to learn about the natural world. John works with non-profit organizations to increase minority interest in bird watching in hopes that involvement will give people a reason to protect the environment through nature conservation in the future. The federal government has recognized him for superior service with several special achievement awards. John currently serves as President of On My Mountain, Inc., a birding and natural history tour company, which published his consummate work, the comprehensive North American Bird Reference Book CD¬ROM. This multimedia program has received international recognition and sold more than 100,000 copies. John single-handedly wrote all the species accounts and computer program code for the CD-ROM. On My Mountain, Inc. strives to introduce people to nature in order to promote awareness and appreciation of natural resources and the need for natural resource conservation.
Chris Austria works for the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. This haven is home to 48 orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. They live on 95 acres of forest habitat. The sanctuary was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of founding trustees.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Chris has worked with tigers, lions, leopards, birds of prey, and a variety of animals for many years at Marine World Africa U.S.A., Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California and the San Francisco Zoo.
Chris grew up in a music family. His father was a violinist in the San Francisco Symphony for 35 years, and his mother was a flamenco guitarist. In addition to his work with animals, Chris was the director of music licensing for Independent Distribution Collective in San Francisco and managed the music licensing catalogue and placed music in TV, Film, and video games.
Chris has been a tiger analyst for the ABC TV Network and worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s Bay Area regional office in prospect research and fundraising events.
A few years ago, Chris moved to Ethiopia to work for a wildlife conservation organization, focusing on protecting the wildlife in eastern Ethiopia. He recently moved to Rwanda to work on conservation and eco-tourism projects there.
To connect with Chris Austria online, please visit his website: www.chrisaustria.com
Join LBAA Radio Host, Sandy Thompson, as she talks with LBAA CO-founders Secret York and Cheryl Bowden about the 2015 LBAA Tour, becoming part of the LBAA family, the upcoming Wildcard Tournament in Nashville, TN and more!
Each week we will bring you insights from our special guests, tour pros as well as tips on fishing for anyone out there that loves this sport as much as we do.
There will be live call-in shows with guests for our audience to engage with as well as we want to hear from and share great stories from ladies across the country fishing in their backyard pond, local lakes and rivers and beyond - no matter if you are using a cane pole fishing from the bank or from the deck of a $80,000 bass boat.
Hear from some of the top vendors in the industry talking about the latest gear and equioment as well as some of our partners on the wildlife conservation side sharing their tips for fish care and best practices to keep these great outdoor resources we enjoy so much, alive and well for generations to come.
So #MoveOverBoys! - join us each Tuesday night at 6pm central time for Lady Bass Anglers Radio!
Today we travel to Namibia and beyond with animal conservationist and television personality Jack Hanna; we will discover Cuba through its people with Insight Cuba’s Tom Popper and Rebecca Rothney will share how people around the world are leaving positive footprints through Pack for a Purpose. Jack Hanna, nicknamed “Jungle Jack” is one of the most notable animal experts in the U.S. Jack took some time away from his many filming schedule, David Letterman and other show appearances to talk to us about the successes and challenges in the world of animal conservation. We are going to discover Cuba through its people with Tom Popper, President of Insight Cuba. Tom has traveled many times to Cuba and his company is one of a few that are licenses by the U.S. Treasury Department to provide tours to the beautiful island. Our friend Rebecca Rothney will give us an update on how many travelers are leaving positive footprints when they Pack for a Purpose. Rebecca will also share how her foundation has grown since the O Magazine feature.
Patricia J. Turner (Pati) is a Biological Anthropologist who spent 12 years working as a Marine Scientist. During that time she began studying anthropology and became deeply committed to conserving the wisdom of our indigenous brothers and sisters who still live sustainably on Mother Earth. In 2004 she Founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization: Tierra Sagrada, The Sacred Earth Foundation dedicated to the conservation of indigenous cultures, their territories and their wisdom.
During the last 15 years, The Sacred Earth Foundation has hosted indigenous Shamans, Elders and Medicine Women from Greenland to Peru to share their wisdom within our communities. Profound healing both physical and spiritual has been witnessed during these workshops and private healing ventures. The Sacred Earth Foundation also offers opportunities for Sacred Sweat Lodges, programs of initiations, ancient traditional weddings and, in May, they will offer the ceremony of The Long Dance in the traditon of Beautiful Painted Arrow, a Picurus Pueblo/ Ute Native American who is a visionary of highest esteem.
During her journey on this path, Pati has found immense joy in the guidance she has received. She has seen many young adults, who carried great fear over the condition of Mother Earth, find a new way of walking on her skin with great hope for the future. In a culture that is so plagued with depression, she has witnessed the healing joy that accompanies the ancient ceremonies and beliefs of our great teachers who live in harmony with Mother Earth.
Dr Shane Simpson is the co-owner of Karingal Veterinary Hospital located in Frankston, Melbourne. As one of the busiest reptile vets in the country he is probably better known as "The Reptile Doctor". Dr Simpson regularly lectures to fellow veterinarians, veterinary nurses and reptile keepers on assorted topics relating to reptile and amphibian medicine and surgery. In addition he contributes articles and other material to reptile magazines, veterinary journals and websites as well as being an active participant on several online forums and Facebook pages dedicated to reptiles and amphibians. He is a consultant veterinarian for a number of reptile shops and aquariums, wildlife shelters, reptile demonstrator businesses, wildlife parks and large commercial collections.