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December 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra - 12.25.16

Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra was born in The Netherlands but grew up in Egypt, drawing and describing his first dragonflies when he was 12 years old. Finding The Netherlands’ first Vagrant Emperor dragonfly, an African visitor, focused his passion when he was 20. He has since spent over 1000 days surveying dragonflies all over Africa and has described 78 species as new (over 10% of those known in the continent). 60 species were described in one paper in 2015 to draw attention to the lack of support for taxonomy and natural history. He authored the highly successful Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe (2006), The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe (2014), and is an honorary research associate at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands) and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He says, “For me, dragonflies and damselflies stand for our unconditional love of nature. They do not help to feed us like bees and fish do; they are not feared and persecuted like mosquitoes and snakes; nor are they studied as proxies of human psyche and society like ants and apes. Their beauty and sensitivity stand for the state and needs of nature before our own. We admire dragonflies purely for what they are.”

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December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Emma Phipps - 12.18.16

Emma Phipps has been involved in campaigns against wildlife persecution, with an emphasis on direct action on the ground, as well as animal liberation and environmental campaigns for about 12 years. She has been been working in the west of England for 3 years now against the local foxhunts and the recent culling of the European badger in small group of friends called Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs. Today we talk about fox hunting.

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December 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Benjamin Madley - 12.11.16

Benjamin Madley. He is Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Indian Studies at UCLA. Trained at Yale and Oxford, he is an historian of Native America, the United States, and genocide in world history. Today we talk about the genocide against California Indians.

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December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - George Wuerthner - 12.04.16

George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. 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. Today we talk about the need to expand the National Parks in the American West.

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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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October 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Emanuel Pastreich - 10.30.16

Emanuel Pastreich is the director of the Asia Institute in Seoul, Korea, a think tank that has made the environment and technological change in Asia its central concern. Originally a scholar of classical Chinese literature, and more broadly Asian literature, he has advocated for closer cooperation across Asia to address the profound challenges of our age. He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and has recently published a book in Chinese in which he advocates for a new vision of the Chinese economy based in part on traditional Chinese ideas about ecology from Confucianism and Daoism.

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October 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Alicen Grey - 10.23.16


Alicen Grey is an award winning writer based in New York City. You can read more of her work at www.alicengrey.com. Today we talk about pedophile culture, and what we can do to stop it.

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October 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Four Arrows - 10.16.16

Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University and formerly the Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was selected by the Alternative Education Resource Organization as one of 27 visionaries in education, he won Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his Activism, and has been involved in creating first the Marine No Take Zone on Pacific Coast of Mexico. He is an American Indian activist and author of 21 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. His most recent book is Point of Departure: Returning to a More Authentic Worldview for Education and Survival.

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