Join host Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance for a conversation with Pulitzer Rainforest Journalism Fund grantee Sam Schramski. The show is a bit of a departure from our usual programming about local and regional conservation issues. We’ll travel to the Amazonian rainforest to talk about the quilombolas, descendants of escaped African and Afro-Brazilian slaves, their role as forest protectors, and how they’ve been hit hard by the COVID pandemic.
On this week's Earth Matters, host Kevin Bixby does a post-mortem of the NM Legislature, with guests Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection of NM, and Luis Guerrero, Sierra Club. They talk about the environmental and wildlife bills that passed, some that didn't, who holds the real power in NM, bipartisanship, and the baked-in problems with New Mexico's "Citizen Legislature."
March is Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to our history, culture and society. Listen below to this weeks episode as Earth Matters host Allyson Siwik is joined by guest Sally Smith, an environmental activist who has made significant contributions to the environment and community health of Grant County. As the co-founder and board president of Gila Resources Information Project, Sally has taken on the mining industry locally and at the state level and has always spoken truth to power.
Join host Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and her guests Gabe Vasquez and Angel Peña of Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project. Gabe Vasquez is the founder of Nuestra Tierra and a Las Cruces city councilor, and Angel Peña serves as Nuestra Tierra's Executive Director. This wide-ranging conversation discusses Nuestra Tierra’s outreach work, the US/Mexico border, outdoor equity, Wild and Scenic designation for the Gila River, the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, and more.
Earth Matters Radio Hour host Kevin Bixby and guests discuss the surprise wolf hunt held in Wisconsin last week that resulted in more than 200 wolves being killed in just three days with guns, traps, snowmobiles and dogs. University of Wisconsin professor Adrian Treves, and Melissa Smith, executive director of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf and Wildlife share their insights on how this massacre happened and what it says about the state of wildlife management in the U.S.
Host Allyson Siwak interviews author Laura Paskus an environmental journalist and correspondent whose work has been widely published. She is the producer of the New Mexico In Focus’s series “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present, and Future," and author of At The Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate. They discuss water quality issues facing New Mexico including the adverse effects of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Donna Stevens, from KURU-89.1 FM in Silver City, hosts a discussion of the unusual bird die off in 2020 with guests Martha Desmond, NMSU Professor in the Fishery and Wildlife Sciences Department, and Jonathan (Jon) Hayes, Executive Director of Audubon Southwest.
Host Kevin Bixby discusses wildlife, clean energy and other environmental bills introduced in the NM Legislature with Brittany Fallon (NM Wild), Jessica Johnson (Animal Protection of NM) and Luis Guerrero (Sierra Club).
Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik gives us a preview of environmental bills under consideration in the 2021 legislative session with Camilla Feibelman, Executive Director of the Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter and Charlie de Saillan, staff attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.
In this week's Earth Matters Radio Hour hear a special edited version of a webinar about Transforming State Wildlife Management to Protect Biodiversity in the U.S. The webinar was part of the University of New Mexico's 2020 Biodiversity Series. We highly recommend listening to this expansive, informative and inspiring conversation with three highly experienced and insightful panelists -- Louisa Willcox, Adrian Treves, and Fred Koontz -- and moderated by Earth Matters' co-host Kevin Bixby.
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