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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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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 just returned from two Mediterranean Cruises and he joins us to talk about his newest guide book, Mediterranean Cruise Ports, and the art of travel. Finally, Detroit is a city that has not been portrayed favorably in the media (except on World Footprints) so we were surprised to meet someone who left his Fortune 500 employer to move to Detroit for the purpose of showing the city in a different light. Philip Lauri is the Founder and Director of Detroit Lives! and he join us to share why Detroit is a vibrant place to live and discover.
Keith Hammonds, COO of The Solutions Journalism Network joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss as they continue their Leadership and the Common Good theme. Keith comes to the Network from Ashoka, where he started and led the News & Knowledge Initiative, advancing the work of hundreds of social entrepreneurs in media around the world. He also has been executive editor at Fast Company magazine; a bureau chief and editor for BusinessWeek in Boston and New York; a writer for The New York Times in London and Johannesburg; a consultant to New Nation in Johannesburg; director of an emergency food distribution program in Namibia; and (currently) coach of the Firebolts, a fearsome girls soccer team. Leadership for the Common Good is a new Thought Grenades series highlighting real leaders demonstrating real leadership and solving real problems in real time. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh, and we have fun too! Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe oniTunes and listen when convenient.
Gordon Myers was born in Namibia, then grew up in a tumultuous environment in Cape Town from the age of 7. After skirting serious bouts of all kinds of trouble, at 25, he took off, with nothing more than a backpack. After eight months of winging it through 11 different countries, he arrived in the USA, alone and broke. Without a formal education or a single contact to rely on, one can only imagine what lay ahead.
From day one he started learning lessons the hard way, enduring many more as he discovered the huge delayed culture shock and how some things worked in the USA, a very different world than he was used to. Now, 26 years later, married for 22 years, a proud father of an accomplished daughter and son, Gordon knows what it is like to seek information in nontraditional and innovative ways.
His experiences have allowed him to be an expert in managing life when things are not so easy. Still living a very much appreciated lifestyle for longer than he can remember, Gordon has made it his mission to help others, especially our youth, as he is the first to admit that without help, it will be impossible to thrive in this ultra competitive world.
His one caution is that you have to be the kind of person that others want to help...while this may not be so obvious it is critical and very worthwhile taking the time to learn.
These books, Street Smart Kids and Built to Bully were written with a passion for saving as many people as possible from the hard knocks that either slow us down or take us out of the game.
Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program presents our regular PANW reports on Sierra Leone, Namibia, economic development in East and West Africa and other stories. In the second hour we listen to a re-broadcast of Community Progressive Radio News from March 11 featuring an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe assessing the plight of Libyans four years after the United States and NATO-led counter-revolution against Col. Muammar Gaddafi. The final hour continues the focus on Women's History Month with a panel on Ida B. Wells-Barnett: The Woman Behind the Name.
Travel to Africa Oct. 11 when Dan Schlossberg and Christine Tibbetts talk about the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told with elephant expert Dr. Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell.
Namibia is the nation: vast, rugged, liberating, soulful. Tune in at 8 pm Eastern for more Travel Itch Radio insight. Be inspired at www.namibiatourism.com.na
The Badlands Combat Radio Show is the show for you if you are a fan of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts and all other forms of unarmed hand-to-hand combat sports. Join me for interviews with fighters and overall combat sports news and discussions. You can listen by going to www.blogtalkradio.com/aow_productions or by calling +1 (832) 999-8125 and select option 1. Be sure to follow me on Twitter - @BadLandsCSR and check out my official website at www.octagon8125.com.
My guest this week is M.M.A. fighter, Iris Rodrigues from Windhoek, Namibia.
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.
"Seals of Namibia "
Francois Hugo, Founder of Seal Alert-SA (South Africa) is in talks with the Namibian Sealing Industry toward ending the South Africa seal cull and saving the Cape fur seal species.
Be a part of history in the making! In just a matter of days 91,000 baby Cape Fur seals will be clubbed to death on the shores of South Africa, but you can help keep this from happening.
This is a call for global action for every animal lover to step up to the plate in support of ending this annual slaughter once and for all.
Host: Katia Louise
Featuring music from "Song for Canada's Harp Seals" by Alice Bruckenstein, Composer, Lyricist. Vocals by Lora Lee Ecobelli.
The chat room will be open.
To learn more and to listen on demand: GO!
Please note that this is a special broadcast. WFL Endangered Stream Live is currently on hiatus and is producing this program on an emergency basis to help save these seals from this barbaric mass killing which is due to begin on July 1st without your help. Please listen and help spread the word. Donations are needed. No amount is too small.
This week's show focuses on eight places most travelers have never been to or even knew much about. I'm going to reveal my list of the eight best adventure destinations, share some adventure travel tips, and reveal a litany of adventure activities that can achieved at each destination from abseiling to zorbing. A list of reputable tour operators and outfitters for these places can be found on www.terrancetalkstravel.com and my latest book, TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: A Pocket Guide to Adventure Travel.
Terrance Zepke is a travel agent, travel writer, and host of TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL. She has traveled to every continent and has enjoyed many amazing adventures including piranha fishing in the Amazon, dog-sledding in the Arctic, and hiking Machu Picchu. She is in demand as a speaker and has made numerous media appearances, including The Travel Channel, Good Morning Show, and Travel with Rick Steves. She has written hundreds of articles and posts, as well as twenty-five books, including THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHEAP TRAVEL: SAVE UP TO 90% ON LODGING, FLIGHTS, TOURS, CRUISES & MORE!, COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA: WELCOME TO THE LOWCOUNTRY, and TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: A POCKET GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA.
I am the youngest of three girls born to Louis Hoseas Benjamin Moolman and Adelien Engelbrecht Moolman. I was born in 1972 in Johannesburg and lived in Cape Town, Pretoria, Ondangwa (Namibia) to name but a few. My father was a Sargent Major in the Army by the time he went on pension. My mother also joined the military while we lived in Namibia. Both of my sisters left the military as Sargent Majors. I was the only one who didn’t follow in my father’s footsteps. In part because I was found medically unfit to join the forces. I was the rebel in the family. I worked my way into a managerial position fresh out of College with nothing but a Secretarial diploma.
I made friends with people around the world. One of these people ended up being my husband. Who flew to South Africa and refused to leave until he had my hand in marriage. My father reluctantly allowed me to leave and my sisters were angry at me. I started a new life and in Canada I experienced new emotions that I was never aware of before.
I have the “White Shame” complex and “Survivor Guilt” the shame come from thinking of all the people who lost their lives and freedom during Apartheid, the guilt because I am raising my child in a place where the two of us can go for a walk in the bush without fear of other people, only animals. While my nieces’ children, who are slightly younger than him, haven’t even yet learned how to ride a bike because it’s not safe for them to leave their homes.
Bio ...Tattoo Billy has been around since 1992 formed by Hurstel Begley my father and me Ed Begley. We became activist when my friend Frans Maritz a Disc Jockey from Southern Africa started playing us on his Radio station Wild Horse radio ...I became an activist for him. After Children of ham
7th Episode: July 26, 2012
The Show: Black American Stories
Host: Jynsen R Henry, Director of Black American Stories
To encourage African Americans/Black people to learn the history of their ancestry. To learn where they come from, who they were in America and who they were before taken to America. To find out what happen to them as a people, as a nation! This show is designed to expose the truth and give information on how the Black community can once again come together with it's self and it's country, America.
Namibia: Genocide and the Second Reich
A hundred years ago, three quarters of the Herero people of the German colony of Namibia were killed, many in concentration camps.
Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. This film tells for the first time this forgotten story and its links to German racial theories.
Black American Stores, to know your history, is to know who you are and where your going! www.blackamericanstories.com
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