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Hour one: Cheetah Conservation Fund. Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder & Executive Director.
Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, CCF has created a set of integrated programs aimed at addressing the principle threats to the cheetah. CCF’s conservation programming is rooted in scientific research. CCF maintains a research program on the biology, ecology and genetics of cheetahs that publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals annually, and currently operates the only fully-equipped genetics lab at an in-situ conservation facility in Africa.
Hour two: Sonavation. Robert E. Stewart, Sr., Chief Operating Officer.
Sonavation designs and manufactures the industry’s leading biometric fingerprint sensors, utilizing ultrasound. Its 3D surface scan and sub-surface technology is protected by 41 awarded patents making it the world’s smallest low-power ultrasound sensor.
World Footprints will walk in the footprints of two socially-conscious guests--a Grammy-nominated singer whose musical talents led her to change her life and live her passion, and we'll welcome back a good friend whose efforts are savings one of the most graceful and beautiful big cats on our planet.
Rene Marie is a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and writer who uses her energetic and dynamic voice to raise awareness about social issues. Inspired by iconic entertainer - Eartha Kitt - Rene has released a tribute album honoring Eartha Kitt, an inspiring artist who helped changed America's landscape for the better. Rene also uses her voice to shine attention on important issues in America.
Next we welcome back Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of The Cheetah Conservation Fund. The cheetah is one of the oldest and most majestic animals in the world and is fighting to survive. While it's taken four million years for the species to develop, it has only taken 100 years for mankind to bring the cheetah to the brink of extinction. Dr. Laurie Marker has made it her life's mission to reverse that trend. As the founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dr. Marker and her team are ensuring that the cheetach is here for the ages.
Travel around the globe with World Footprints today as we go to Namibia, the Mediterranean and Detroit.
First stop…Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Since 1990, Dr. Marker has pioneered new ideas in cheetah conservation and has formed cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that have never before been possible. She is recognized around the world as one of the leading experts on cheetahs, both in the wild and in captivity.
Then we’ll journey to the Mediterranean with travel author and TV host Rick Steves. Rick is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick joins us to talk about his newest guide book, Mediterranean Cruise Ports, and the art of travel.
Finally, meet Philip Lauri, the Founder and Director of Detroit Lives!,
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for a special Big Blend Radio panel discussion on national parks, with guest representatives from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) including:
- John Garder - Director of Budget & Appropriations, Government Affairs
- Alan Spears - Director of Cultural Resources and Government Affairs
- Mark Wenzler - Mark Wenzler is the Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs
This show airs live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 409 National Park units.
January 27th at 3:00 pm - Voice of Rio Grande with host Dr. David Lawrence features Donald P. Althoff, Ph.D. and Robert Hopkins II, Ph.D. discussing the Rio Wildlife Conservation Program. The Rio Wildlife Conservation Program (formerly the Wildlife and Fish Conservation and Management Program) is starting its 11th year. In addition to the Rio campus, throughout Southeastern Ohio, this program has secured permission to conduct various course labs and inventory and monitoring efforts at over 23 sites totally over 3,000 acres. These locations are all in southeast Ohio—including Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Athens, and Hocking counties.
Donald P. Althoff, Ph.D.
Certified Wildlife Biologist
Associate Professor of Wildlife Conservation
University of Rio Grande
ROBERT L. HOPKINS II, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Wildlife Conservation
University of Rio Grande
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show! This show airs live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the hotel headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 409 National Park units.
On This Episode:
- Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation, discusses the outcome of the CITES 66th Meeting of the Standing Committee in Geneva.
- Mark Wenzler, Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs for National Parks Conservation Association, discusses Southwestern Parks in Peril.
- Caeli Quinn – Co-founder of Climate Ride cycling and hiking challenges that raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes.
- Erin Hunt, Director of Operations at the California Wolf Center in Julian, CA discusses California wolves and Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery in the Southwest.
Plus, Hollywood History Nature Style, as recalled by Steve Schneickert.
As Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) since 1990, Dr. Laurie Marker pioneered new ideas in cheetah conservation, and has formed cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that had never before been possible. She is recognised as one of the world’s leading cheetah experts. She conducted ground-breaking research on the re-introduction of captive-born cheetahs into the wild. It was at this time that she learned about the conflict between livestock farmers and cheetahs.In 1990, Laurie founded her international non-profit organisation and set up its headquarters in Namibia in 1991. From humble beginnings in a tiny farmhouse in rural Namibia to an unparalleled conservation model for predator conservation, Laurie has built a world-renowned organisation.
Laurie’s tireless work to unite a nation, continent, and the world in the effort to save the cheetah is impressive.Laurie chairs the Conservancy Association of Namibia (CANAM). She has learned that with improved livestock and wildlife management techniques, cheetahs, people and livestock can peacefully co-exist.
Laurie has received many international awards for her work in cheetah conservation. In 2000 she was recognised as one of Time Magazine’s Heroes for the Planet and in 2008 was presented with the Gold Medal Award from the Society of Women Geographers. She also received the Conservation Medal of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zoological Society of San Diego, was the Intel Environmental Prize Laureate of the 2008 Tech Award, a nominee for the 2008 and 2010 Indianapolis Prize, the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Wildlife Film Festival, and the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
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Hey Family. Happy Early Valentines Day. I know it's Feb 14th but we are doing it early. Today I am talking about ways we can say I love you The Cheap Cheetah Way. Valentines day is a romantic and loving kinda day. One that makes you remember why you love the people you do. But it's not a expensive day like the retailers want to you think it is. Not if you do it my way. Let's talk to about Valentine on the Cheap. Join me and share your Valentines Day Money Stories
On Wednesday October 21st at 9PM EST, Join Natures Talk show as we roll out a new show: Witness. This new show hosted by Ray Owczarzak will feature Guests and guest hosts on occasion covering a wide range of topics. Those of you who know Ray, know that he likes to do all sorts of shows on a myriad of topics, so stay tuned to see what comes up. The inaugural show, This Wednesday October 21 will feature two guests. Samuel Stelzer, and John Owczarzak. Yes That’s right, Ray will be interviewing his own father as well as his father in-law on conservation topics!
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SCIENCE EDUCATORS....CITIZEN SCIENCE AND BAT CONSERVATION
It's BAT WEEK and Rob Mies from The Organization for Bat Conservation wants you and your students involved. Learn all about it.
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