This week we visited with Doug Peacock, a prolific writer who lectures regularly about wilderness and veterans issues. He served two tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret medic, trying to preserve life on the edge of the battlefield. He came home an emotional and spiritual wreck. With the publication of Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang in 1975, Peacock became a hero not only to other veterans, but to a nascent contingent of environmentalists. Peacock was the subject of a feature film about grizzlies and Vietnam called Peacock’s War. The film premiered on PBS Nature, and won the grand prizes at the Telluride Mountain film and the Snowbird film festivals. You can read more about Peacock at his website, dougpeacock.net
Pauline Schneider and Guy McPherson host NBL with guest, Paul Marcotte, friend and personal assistant during
Guy’s Pacific Northwest Tour. Guy checks in with all the latest from the tour and we learn more about Paul Marcotte, international pet sitter with blog Where’s Paul Now? and currently acting as personal assistant to the professor.
This week Guy engages in wide-ranging conversation with Mimi German, life-long anti-nuclear activist and musician. A brief climate-change update follows abundant information about three related topics: (1) the recently hacked blog, (2) an ex-promoter of Guy’s message scared back onto the sidelines, and (3) Guy’s response to these and similar threats.
This week on Nature Bats Last, Pauline Schneider hosts and interviews native New Yorker, blues singer, Marc Black.
They talk about hydrofracking, politics, and music as activism. We get to hear three songs, including “No Fracking Way”, from his latest collaborative album project “Sing for the Silenced” aimed to offer moral support for the silenced victims of the fracking industry.
Today our guest interview is with Mary Pipher. Dr. Pipher is a clinical psychologist and the author of nine books, including Reviving Ophelia, which was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks. Her area of interest is how American culture influences the mental health of its people. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband Jim. Her passions are her family, being outdoors, birds, books, and protecting her state’s environment.
We take a journey through our dysfunctional civilized culture via music. Join us for an hour of reflection, music and a special message from our theme song artist AfriZen.
Tonight’s edition of Nature Bats Last on the Progressive Radio Network features a conversation between Guy, who is on the road, and two of his hosts: Pauline Panagiotou Schneider organized the current tour, and Frank Xavier Coughlin organized and hosted a workshop in New York City. Download this episode (right click and save)