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November 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Otis Wollan - 11.27.16

In the 1970's, Otis Wollan became active in the Auburn Dam fight with Protect American River Canyons, and co-authored The American River: Insider's Guide to Recreation, Ecology and Cultural History of the North, Middle and South Forks. He ran for local election on an anti-dam platform, and ended up spending over twenty years serving as elected Director on Placer County Water Agency. After forty years, the dam proposal effectively died when we won the battle at California State Water Resources Control Board taking back from the federal government the water rights to build the dam. He served as Executive Director of the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture in the 1980's, leading to the 1990 Organic Food Act. He has served as Executive Director of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform in CA since 1992, which sponsored the California Water Policy Conference for over twenty years. Since 1998 he has been President of the American River Watershed Institute, project manager for the EPA-funded project that developed the Sierra Climate Change Watershed Yield Calculator, now project manager for the Save Bear River fight to Stop Centennial Dam on the Bear River. Today we talk about the efforts to stop this dam.

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November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Brigitte Stevens - 11.20.16

Brigitte Stevens is a Steven Irwin protégé who fell in love with an orphan wombat, sold her properties, left her family and friends and moved 2500 kilometres to establish the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. Brigitte and her friend Clare are the only people in the world who live within a community of wombats and are at the forefront of wombat advocacy.

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November 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Don Salvatore - 11.06.16

Don Salvatore has a biology degree (BA) from Northeastern University in Boston. He has been an informal  science educator since graduating, with the last 36 years at the Museum of Science in Boston, teaching many science topics to the general public and school groups that visit the Museum. He is currently the coordinator of the Firefly Watch citizen science project, which started in 2008. Since the program’s beginning, they have had over 5,000 people from 40 states and 6 Canadian provinces participate – collecting firefly data in their back yards. He also writes short stories about the nature one can find in one’s back yard and posts them on a web site – Backyard Biology (www.backyardbiology.net). Today we talk about fireflies.

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