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March 20, 2020 @ 9:26 am

Resistance Radio - Guest: Rom Whitaker

Rom Whitaker was born in New York City and came to India when he was seven. He is a herpetologist with hundreds of publications and co-founder of the Madras Snake Park, Andaman and Nicobar Environment Trust (ANET), and the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. In 1984 Whitaker won a Rolex Award for Enterprise for starting a snake venom Cooperative for Irula tribals and again in 2008 for his efforts to create a network of rainforest research stations throughout India. In 2005 he was the winner of a Whitley Award to found the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka, for the study of King Cobras and their habitat. To spread his messages Whitaker has made 30 documentaries for channels such as Nat Geo, BBC and Animal Planet and a children's feature film. For his work in wildlife conservation, he received the Government of India's Padma Shri Award in 2018.

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March 13, 2020 @ 9:32 am

Resistance Radio - Guest: Ray Mjadwesch

Ray Mjadwesch is a consulting ecologist, specializing in threatened species survey and management. 10 years ago he became interested in what was going on with kangaroos, after noticing a disparity in what we hear about (plagues) and what he was seeing during wildlife surveys (generally no kangaroos). On investigating the evidence he was dismayed to find continental decline in large macropod populations, and an obstinate refusal by the regulators to engage with the issues.

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March 8, 2020 @ 8:02 am

Resistance Radio - Guest: George Wuerthner

George Wuerthner. He is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Currently he is the executive director of Public Lands Media. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild.

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February 28, 2020 @ 10:55 am

Resistance Radio - Guest: Godwin Vasanth Bosco

Godwin Vasanth Bosco is an ecologist based in the Nilgiris, neelgiris  working to restore forests and grasslands. He has been conducting interdisciplinary research for the past 9 years, and is the author of the book Voice of a Sentient Highland. He is also an inventor, with 2 patents registered in Finland for alternative technology applications

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February 21, 2020 @ 10:26 am

Resistance Radio - Guest: Elke Duerr

Elke Duerr is a filmmaker, author, visual and oral story teller, fiber artist, photographer, workshop presenter, teacher and the founder of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation, W.O.L.F. Elke is the recipient of numerous grants and film awards. She loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature

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February 17, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

Resistance Radio - Guest: Tony Silvaggio

Tony Silvaggio is an environmental sociologist at Humboldt State University. He is also the representative for the California Faculty Association that sits on the Humboldt/Del Norte Central Labor Council. He is also a board member of EPIC, Environmental Protection Information Center. He has decades of experience in grassroots environmental and social justice activism. In this interview we discuss a threat to wildlife from a wind energy harvesting facility. Between the interview and its airing we had an environmental victory!

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February 7, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

Resistance Radio - Guest:Mara Robbins

Mara Robbins is a practicing poet, creator of ongoing narrative, project director for 1000 flags / 1000 waters and community organizer who now lives in Richmond Virginia after 40 years on the high plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd County, VA. She pulls over to move turtles out of the road, works daily to protect and cherish water, loves trees and cares for people who live in trees to defend what they love from 42-inch fracked gas pipelines. She also might hand you a sharpie marker and ask you to write poetry on her cargo pants. Her writing has appeared in Floyd County Moonshine, New York Quarterly, Nantahala, Real Simple, Still Journal and other eclectic publications.

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January 31, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

Resistance Radio - Guest: Darrell Geist

Darrell Geist is habitat coordinator for Buffalo Field Campaign, a position he’s worked in for 15 years. His  experience with the Yellowstone buffalo dates back to the early 1990s when he worked with Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers and videographer Mike Mease to publicize the state of Montana’s slaughter of these majestic wild animals. After graduating from college he migrated to Montana, a habitat he dearly loves, from his home state of South Dakota.

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January 24, 2020 @ 2:55 pm

Resistance Radio - Guest: Kevin Emmerich

Kevin Emmerich is a biologist and former National Park ranger. They co-founded a conservation organization, Basin and Range Watch that works toward preserving the last non-destroyed regions of California and Nevada deserts.

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January 17, 2020 @ 1:46 pm

Resistance Radio - Guest:Christopher Ketcham

Christopher Ketcham is a freelance writer for Harper's, The New Republic, Vice, and many others. Today we discuss his new book  "This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West."  It's the product of ten years of research and travel across the public lands of the West. 

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