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  • 01:01

    Coral Reef Conservation

    in Environment

    Michael W. Beck, Lead Scientist, Global Marine Team, The Nature Conservancy

    Mike Beck works on the interface between marine science and policy on marine spatial planning, habitat restoration, and coral reef conservation in temperate and tropical regions. His work increasingly focuses on developing decision support approaches to build coastal resilience and on the links between disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and environmental restoration. I am fascinated on a daily basis on any news concerning the state of our planet’s ocean, their inhabitants and their survival. Mike’s scope of knowledge also includes the continued work on the nursery role of near-shore habitats such as kelp forests and on marine conservation agreements on a global scale. Let the questions begin. This show made possible through the generous support of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.

  • 02:11

    Elephant Conservation & Oregon Travel

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - A Taste of Southern Oregon – Travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ discusses her wine tasting and culinary adventures in Southern Oregon.
    - Elephant Conservation - Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation, discusses Elephants in Zoos.
    - Hero Appreciation Months - Leah Launey, innkeeper of Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast, talks about the 2016 Hero Appreciation Months in Three Rivers, California, that includes a Polar Bear Dip, Snowman Building Contest in Sequoia National Park and Bathtub Race.

  • 00:18


    in Education


    It's BAT WEEK and Rob Mies from The Organization for Bat Conservation wants you and your students involved. Learn all about it.

    Presented by DEFINED STEM

  • 01:21

    UJR Presents: Conversion for Conservation, a Challenging Change

    in Environment

    Listen in to a special episode of UrbanJunglesRadio as we cover some critically important factors in conservation that can be changed by you. If you cannot make one simple change suggested on our show then you cannot call yourself a true conservationist in the sense of someone willing to take the actions needed towards sustainability.  In tonights' episode I'll highlight some important points and see if I can convince Andy to make a significant lifestyle change for just 30 days!

    Cue up the movie Cowspiracy and listen in as we talk about an ugly truth no one in the United States wants to address.  All the little things we do add up to almost nothing compared to one major change that could literallys save the planet.

  • 00:30

    Elephant and Rhino Conservation

    in Environment

    Since January 2012 alone, more than 103,000 elephants are thought to have been slaughtered by poachers. Official CITES figures, show that the rate of poaching has barely changed from 2013 to 2014. Wildlife law enforcement agents cannot keep up or compete with well-funded, violent, criminal networks that poach elephants and move ivory. National security is threatened by terrorist groups selling ivory for weapons. Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation, discusses Elephant and Rhino Conservation with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith. Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade.

    Photo of His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki and dignitaries igniting the ivory bonfire (July 2011), courtesy of Born Free USA & Born Free Foundation.

    This interview originally aired live on April 20, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection show, which broadcasted live from Ridgemark Golf & Country Club in Hollister, CA.

  • Tiger Conservation, Nature Art, Cooking with Wine

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Tiger Conservation - Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA & Born Free Foundation wildlife conservation organizations.
    - The Barbizon School – Artist Victoria Chick talks about The Forest of Fontainebleau and the Beginning of Painting from Nature.
    - Cooking with Wine – Howard & Ruth Milstein, author of ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine’ share recipes and wine pairing tips.

  • 00:29

    Wealth Management and Water Conservation

    in Business News

    Mark has managed “SRI/ESG/ Impact Investing style” discretionary strategy within the Morgan Stanley Portfolio Management platform since 2000.  Over the past decade, He has seen the growth of Impact Investing in other areas of the world and now, finally, in mainstream America.  Mark was recognized by Smith Barney, prior to the merger, as a “Green” financial advisory professional.  The more involved he became in SRI/ESG the more interested he became in the actions of the corporations headquartered in his own backyard.  So in 2009, he co-founded the Southeast Corporate Sustainability Ranking.  It ranks publicly traded companies according to standardized environmental, social and governance scores. Recently, Mark was asked to serve on the Morgan Stanley Advisory Board to champion the Investing with Impact platform at Morgan Stanley.

    Mark holds the position of Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. In addition, he is a Senior Investment Management Consultant, Senior Portfolio Manager and Financial Planning Specialist. 

  • 01:03

    Hellbender Conservation

    in Pets

    Join HTR as we talk about Hellbenders. Hellbenders are the largest North American salamander. Snot monsters as some locals call them. Guests for this show are profesionals working with Hellbenders. Tim Healy - Education/research National Audubon Society. Obed Hernández-Gomez - Graduate Reserch Assistant . Dept. Of Forestry & Natural Resources. Kim Terrell - Wildlife Biologist Smithsonian Conservation Institute.

    Check out Salmander Science at: http://salamanderscience.com/sample-page/

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  • 02:00

    Computer America - Cheetah Conservation Fund; Sonavation

    in Technology

    Computer America

    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. 

  • 00:27

    Conservation and Exploitation: Jeju and the Environment

    in History

    With more than 10 million visitors every year, how does Jeju balance UNESCO-certified biosphere reserves and multiple World Natural Heritage Sites with the environmental footprint of a rapidly expanding tourism economy? 

    Jeju Weekly editor Darren Southcott weighs in on the growing conflict between conservation and exploitation on Jeju Island.

    The Jeju Weekly has been publishing since 2009 and is available at various locations around the island.

    For all the news that matters about Jeju, check out Darren's byline on the masthead athttp://www.jejuweekly.com/

    Music on this episode: 
    From 1973, ???(Lee Jung Sun) with '????'

  • 00:38


    in Education


    CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL presents  Dr Elizabeth Mulkerrin, Director of Education at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo ( and President of NSELA, Nat'l Science Education Leadership Assoc) along with Nette Pletcher,Directpr of Conservation Education at The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.