This show features Environmental and Climate Activists: their passions, fears, and hopes for our collective future.
First, co-producer Lacy Roberts talks to long-time Missoula Organizer Bob Oaks about the White Pine Sash Clean Up (Take Action through March 30!).
Then Amy Cilimburg interviews lawyer, mom and activist Summer Nelson (350 Missoula) followed by a conversation with Kathy Little Leaf, mom, grandmother and Secretary of Indian Peoples Action. The show wraps up with students from University of Montana’s Climate Action Now: UM CAN. Rebecca talks about the Art Show she organized (stop into the Buttercup Cafe to view). And then students share why they are active in and passionate about UM CAN. Be inspired!
Melissa Bangs shares her story of postpartum mania, a trip to the psychiatric ward, and her journey home.
Along the way she and interviewer Jen Euell explore the beauty and terror of what Melissa calls her “peculiar experience”. Melissa shares how she found her way back to herself through naturopathic remedies, and finally her message to all postpartum women, “Reach out! There is help. You are not alone”.
Approaching Change: Can we adapt adapt to a changing climate? Can we create new and better energy systems?
In the first half of the show Amy Cilimburg talks with University of Montana Social Scientists Laurie Yung and Carina Wyborn about adaptation. preparedness, their research, and how we approach the future as our climate changes.
In the second half Diana Maneta, Executive Director of the Montana Renewable Energy Association, and Bryan von Lossberg, Executive Director of AERO: Alternative Energy Resources Organization, discuss how Montana could and should move toward more clean, fair, affordable, and distributed energy.
Beth Judy talks to Erin Edge about her work with Defenders of Wildlife helping to minimize bear-human conflict.
Science students Montana Hodges and Anna Bergstrom then share stories about their field work with Allison Mills, a science journalism student at the University of Montana. They all laugh about the trials of being women in field while speaking to the heart of what makes Montana landscapes and wildlife so important.
It’s the “In Other Birds” Edition. Amy Cilimburg of Montana Audubon takes us on a bird tour of western Montana, talking to ornithologists, bird aficionados, and amateur birders to learn what’s happening with our feathered friends in fall in Montana. What are the stories behind the birds we observe this time of year, who are the patient birders who find them, and what can you do? From the Bitterroot Valley north to the Mission Valley and back with Kate Stone, Jill Alban, Chris Filardi, Janene Licktenberg and Kate Davis- and, of course, the birds.
Vanessa Braided Hair and Alexis Bonogosky are convinced this proposed coal mine in southeastern Montana is madness– and they are not going to let it happen. Listen to why it’s crazy and how it can be stopped. Be inspired.
This In Other Words program, produced by Amy Cilimburg (with help from Beth Anne Austein), aired May 14 on Montana Public Radio.