2015 Radioshow Podcast Archives



December 7, 2015
Two Part program: Plastic in our seafood; Keeping plastic off the streets, meet the Litterati!
Guests: 1st Half: Dr. Chelsea Rochman; 2nd Half: Jeff Kirschner/Litterati
New studies sampling fish in markets in CA and Indonesia reveal plastic fibers in the guts of fish. What does this mean? Should consumers be worried? Dr. Rochman discusses the findings and situation at hand. On the 2nd half, Jeff Kirschner of Litterati tells us the vision behind Litterati, how it works and what its meant to do to help clean up litter and keep it off the ground.


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October 5, 2015
The Promise of El Nino
Guests: Authors Wallace J. Nichols and James Nestor
While the western states of the US face an extreme drought, all eyes are on the potential promise for precipitation from El Nino in late 2015/2016. Warren Blier, NOAA meterologist joins us to share predictions.



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August 3, 2015
Blue Mind
Guests: Authors Wallace J. Nichols and James Nestor
What does science tell us about how the ocean affects us physically and cognitively. Authors Wallace J. Nichols, Author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science that Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do; and James Nestor, Author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.



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July 6, 2015
Sonoma Coast beaches at risk for requiring fees and getting Microbeads out of the ocean
Guests: Cea Higgins, Sonoma Coast Surfrider foundation (part one); Lisa Boyle, 5 Gyres Institute (part two)
On the first half, Cea Higgins of Sonoma Coast Surfrider talks about the proposal by the state of CA to install fee collections stations at currently free Sonoma Coast beaches. On the 2nd half of the show Lisa Boyle of 5 Gyres Institute discusses 5 Gyres Institute's most recent work discovering microbeads mighty impact on the ocean and efforts to ban the bead.



Read the transcript here (150 kb).

April 6, 2015
The Impacts of Desalination on the coast/ocean environment/Sanctuary Expansion Update!
Guests: Desalination segment: Claire Waggoner, State of CA Water Resources Board and Bridget Hoover, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Sanctuary Expansion Update: John Largier, UC Davis, Bodega Marine Lab

While CA faces the worst drought in history, the state of CA considers desalination plants in CA. Find out about what projects are in the works, how the technology works, and the impacts desalination plants can have on the coast and ocean environment 



March 2, 2015

Drift Gillnet Fishery in Southern California
Guest: Doug Karpa, Turtle Island Restoration Network
Drift gillnets have had a long history in California. Mostly phased out, but not completely Doug tells us about the history of the fishing gear and whats still going on today. 



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February 2, 2015

The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History
Guests: John R Gillis, Author/Historian/Professor Emeritus: Rutgers University
Author John R Gillis shares his accounts in researching the human use of the everchanging shoreline around the planet. From perceptions of fear/danger to harvesting and recreation and relaxation, our human perceptions of this important and valued habitat continue to evolve. 



Read the transcript here (110 kb).