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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?
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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

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Episodes

Nalini Nadkarni on Discovering Forest Canopy Microcosms /62

12/23/2017
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Coast Redwood grove, by Rick Rowland Called "the queen of canopy research," Nalini Nadkarni explores the rich, vital world found in the tops of trees. Dr. Nadkarni has spent two decades climbing the trees of Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, the Amazon and the Pacific Northwest, exploring the world of animals and plants that live in the canopy and never come down; and how this upper layer of the forest interacts with the world on the ground. A pioneering researcher in this area, Nadkarni...

Duration: 01:01:11


Jacqui Patterson on Eco-Justice in the Age of Disasters /61

12/17/2017
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New Orleans after Katrina Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women’s Rights Policy...

Duration: 00:01:04


Pua Case on the Heart of a Mountain /60

12/9/2017
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Pualani Case, born and raised on the Island of Hawai’i surrounded by the high mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Kohala, the fresh waters of Kohakohau and Waikoloa and the plains of Waimea. Pua’s life path and purpose has led her to become a Kumu Hula, a teacher of traditional dance and chant, and a teacher of the ways, culture and traditions of the kanaka maoli or native peoples of Hawai’i. With a degree in Hawaiian Language and culture, and a teaching degree in Social...

George Monbiot on Reinhabiting an Ecological Commons /59

12/1/2017
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Gray Wolf Pup Today we speak with George Monbiot, who studied zoology at Oxford, and has spent his career as a journalist and environmentalist, working with others to defend the natural world. His celebrated Guardian columns are syndicated all over the world. George is the author of the bestselling books Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order; and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, as well as the investigative...

Duration: 00:51:51


Clayton Thomas-Muller on Disrupting Planetary Destruction

11/24/2017
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This week, join Ayana in conversation with organizer, facilitator, public speaker and writer on Indigenous rights and environmental & economic justice, Clayton Thomas-Müller. As a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba, Canada, Clayton is the 'Stop it at the Source' campaigner with 350.org. For the last fifteen years he has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of First...

Duration: 00:54:00


Winona LaDuke on the Prophesied Green Path

11/16/2017
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This week on For The Wild we are honored to have environmentalist activist, economist, writer, orator, Winona LaDuke. LaDuke is a living embodiment of earth activism and Indigenous sovereignty and longtime inspiration of the For The Wild team. • As the founder and executive director of Honor the Earth, Winona is fighting against pipelines while simultaneously creating tangible solutions for oil independence. • She is rooted in the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation located in Becker,...

Sylvia Earle on the Fate of Marine Biodiversity

11/10/2017
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“It's taken us a short time to change the nature of nature. In my lifetime, there has been more change than during all preceding human history put together.” This episode we speak with Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine. Dr. Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has experience as a field research scientist, government...

Duration: 01:04:00


Paul Watson on Sea Shepherd's Life-or-Death Direct Action

10/27/2017
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Today’s powerful conversation revolves around the state of the oceans, the threats to the world’s marine wildlife, the tactic of aggressive non-violence, the political dynamics at play, the tensions between indigenous hunters and conservationists, and the psychological barriers to sane co-existence. Paul Watson is a marine wildlife conservationist and environmental activist from Toronto, Canada. Watson was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In 1977 Watson left...

Duration: 01:07:19


Kandi Mossett on the Hidden Costs of Modernity /53

10/4/2017
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Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara – North Dakota) has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on Indigenous communities across North America. After completing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, Ms. Mossett began her work with the Indigenous Environmental Network as the Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator, engaging with more than 30 tribal colleges to instatecommunity...

Jody Holmes on Keeping the Great Bear Standing /51

9/20/2017
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Namesake of the Great Bear Rainforest: Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), also known as the Spirit bear. Photo by Richard Sandor. Today we are joined by Jody Holmes, forest defender and primary architect of the historic Great Bear Rainforest Agreements which protected the largest expanses of old growth temperate rainforest in the world. The Rainforest Solutions Project is a unique and innovative coalition consisting of Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and Stand (formerly ForestEthics)....

Duration: 00:53:05


Theresa Two Bulls on Uniting to Reclaim the Black Hills

8/30/2017
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Theresa Two Bulls is an attorney, prosecutor and politician in the United States and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. In 2004 she was elected to the South Dakota Senate, the first American Indian woman to be elected to the state legislature. In 2008 Two Bulls was elected as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, the second woman to serve in this position. In elective office, Two Bulls has particularly worked to develop stronger relationships between tribal and local and...

Duration: 01:02:12


Alnoor Ladha on Capitalists and Other Cannibals /49

8/13/2017
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Alnoor’s work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, storytelling, technology and the decentralization of power. He is a founding member and the Executive Director of The Rules (/TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers and others dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality, climate change and poverty around the world.

Stephen Jenkinson on Ancestry and Misanthropy

12/8/2016
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Photo by Aravind Krishnaswarmi As we throw off the mental shackles of the dominant culture and seek sanity and meaning amid the fragments of heritage and conquest, we turn for guidance to a veteran of challenging transitions. Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. His book Die Wise recently received the Nautilus Book Award. He has a masters degree in theology from Harvard University and a masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a...

Duration: 00:55:00


Nina Simons on the Holistic Endeavor of Shifting Culture

10/11/2016
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For those of you who have listened to Unlearn & Rewild over the last two years, welcome to the first episode of the show under a new name. We are happy to announce the launch of For the Wild, a broader organization to take on Earth renewal in a tangible sense. As we join in this work, we give thanks for the numerous exceptional teachers who have come into our lives through the diverse networks of biocentrics and Earth defenders, including the Bioneers network. Today we are joined by the...

Duration: 02:58:42


Faith Gemmill & Princess Lucaj on an Arctic Untouched by Oil

9/17/2016
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Photo: Ayana Young Today we’re speaking Faith Gemmill, a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets’ aii Gwich’in Athabascan earth defender from Arctic Village, Alaska. She is a campaign organizer for REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands). Faith has worked on behalf of the Gwich’in Nation for over ten years as a representative, public spokesperson and Gwich’in Steering Committee staff to address the potential human health and cultural impacts of proposed oil development in the...

Duration: 01:48:48


Peter McCoy on Fungi for Personal and Planetary Healing

8/18/2016
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Photo: Ayana Young Today, the conversation with Radical Mycology’s Peter McCoy probes onward, as we invoke the powers of fungi in Earth healing and the integration of human societies into our delicate and compromised biosphere. We begin with cutting-edge uses of fungi for personalized medicine, which promises sweeping advances in healthcare and natural healing. We surmise the potentials and the limitations of myco-remediation in confronting industrial agriculture, logging, oceanic...

Duration: 01:54:56


Peter McCoy on Fungi and the Birth of the Modern Psyche, Part 1

7/20/2016
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Today we welcome back Peter McCoy, who speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. Peter leads us through the earliest evidence of the fungal “queendom” in the development of culture and human intelligence, and shows how understanding fungal biology and mycelial webs can steer our social experiments. Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with...

Duration: 01:22:44


Jill Stein on the Fertile Grounds for Revolution

4/21/2016
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Photo by Cheryl Dunn, 2011 The first season of this program has explored our ecological predicament from the vantage of activism, science, indigenous knowledge, and eco-psychology, and we have brainstormed and dreamed about how to move towards a regenerative future as an Earth community. The window we must pass through to escape a total unraveling of the climate and biodiversity is so small that we must focus all our creative powers on hitting that target, no matter how radical the changes...

Duration: 01:15:54


Diana Beresford-Kroeger on Replanting the Global Forest, Part 2

4/4/2016
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Painting by March Young A delightful meander into the deep knowledge of the forest! How do trees communicate with one another and act for the common good? Why are oceans utterly dependent on healthy forests? How would a regenerative society meet its resource needs? What do children know that their parents have forgotten? Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a one-woman force of regeneration of the biosphere. A botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," she brings together...

Duration: 01:06:12


Diana Beresford-Kroeger on Replanting the Global Forest, Part 1

3/10/2016
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Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a one-woman force of regeneration of the biosphere! A botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," she brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Diana was educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature. Told she was the last child of ancient Ireland and told to one day...

Duration: 00:57:25

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