John McLaughlin is a wildlife ecologist and population biologist on the faculty at Huxley College at Western Washington University. He studies the wildlife role in Elwha restoration and the effects of climate change on butterflies. We talk today about the restoration of the Elwha River.
Michael Robinson’s work focuses on the protection and recovery of top predators like Mexican gray wolves and jaguars. He has been associated with the Center for Biological Diversity since its founding and joined the staff in 1997. Michael holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin; he is also the author of a well-reviewed book on the history of wolves in the United States called Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West (University Press of Colorado, 2005). Today we discuss ocelots.
Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. We discuss the harm caused by massive military maneuvers off of Alaska.
Max Wilbert grew up in Seattle and spent a great deal of his childhood on the Olympic Coast, on Makah land. Now in his late 20’s, he works with an organization called Deep Green Resistance to promote strategic eco-sabotage and work to protect the land. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a grassroots non-profit called Fertile Ground Environmental Institute. We talk about stopping the city of Las Vegas from stealing water.
Chris Hedges is a longtime foreign correspondent who was part of a team
that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage. He has been in combat zones
more times than he wishes to recount. He is a powerful social critic and
critic of capitalism, and is the author of more than ten books, including
War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; Death of the Liberal Class; and Days
of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He is a columnist for Truthdig.
Brent Plater is the executive director of the Wild Equity Institute, a San Francisco based non-profit organization that unites social justice and grassroots conservation movements in campaigns that build a more sustainable and just world for all. Brent is also a lecturer at San Francisco State University’s Environmental Studies Program and an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Dr. Tommy Michot was born and raised in south Louisiana. He is of Acadian descent, and hence is a “Cajun.” He worked for 30 years as a research biologist and pilot for the US Department of the Interior, and is now on the graduate faculty at the University of Louisiana, where he serves as a Research Scientist for the Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering. He has spent his career studying wetland flora and fauna, primarily in the coastal marshes of Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico coast from Florida to Texas and Mexico, and the Caribbean coast of Guatemala and Honduras.
For nearly a decade, Juan Carlos oversaw the Northern Jaguar Reserve and attended to its day-to-day management. As Wildlands Network’s Director of Operations in Mexico, Juan Carlos Bravo works to expand the Western Wildway into the northern Sierra Madre Occidental by partnering with Mexican groups and improving Wildlands Network’s understanding of the connectivity issues in Mexico. He adapts WN’s overall strategy to a significantly different conservation landscape by applying tactics that are regionally appropriate but seek the same ultimate goal: wilderness conservation and connectivity with a focus on large landscapes and big carnivores.
Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights to sustainability over corporate rights and powers.
Vince Emanuele is a writer, activist and radio journalist who lives and works in the Rust Belt. Currently he writes a weekly article for TeleSUR English and also conducts interviews with activists, authors, artists and intellectuals from around the world.