Category Archives: Podcasts

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White Nose Syndrome: Updated Information About The Fungus Killing U.S. Bat Populations

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Bats in the U.S. are under threat from a fungus that causes a disease known as White Nose Syndrome. The disease has the potential to wipe out entire bat populations and is spreading.

Jo Schaper is the guest on this week’s Environmental Echo podcast. Recently, Schaper attended a conference about White Nose Syndrome, held in Denver, Colorado. She shares updated information about what wildlife and conservation organizations are doing to help stop the spread of the disease and what efforts are being implemented to help save the U.S. bat populations.

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“IS IT A SIN TO TRASH THE ENVIRONMENT AND IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE?”

mitchThe Rev. Mitch Hescox, Presidnet and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, is the guest with Don Corrigan’s podcast series this week.

Hescox explains what the Evangelical Environmental Network is all about and how evangelicals can help find conservative solutions to the pollution and environmental issues that harm God’s creation, the earth, and our children.

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GARDENING IN THE SUMMER HEAT – TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Pictured above: Jennifer Schamber.

Pictured above: Jennifer Schamber.

It’s hot, and it’s sticky outside – Welcome to summer in St. Louis! Do you have a garden wilting in the heat? If so, we’ve got some tips to help your garden continue producing well into the fall months.

Jennifer Schamber, the general manager of Greenscape Gardens, shares how to protect your garden in the hot St. Louis summer weather. Also, don’t miss this Saturday’s Project Pollinator event, which is part of the St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club.

The event starts at 9 a.m., this Saturday, August 6, 2016, located at 2832 Barrett Station Rd., and Greenscape Gardens will have games and learning sessions for the entire family. Learn more about the event on Greenscape Gardens Meetup page HERE.

Schamber gives all the details for Saturday’s event during the informative interview with Environmental Echo!

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Local Reverend Talks Climate Change and Religion

Pictured: Pamela Dolan, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Town and Country.

Pictured: Rev. Dr. Pamela Dolan, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Town and Country.

The Rev. Dr. Pamela Dolan, the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Town and Country, talks to Don Corrigan about the idea that religion and science, specifically climate change science,  can coexist.

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The 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour: More Than Veggies and Compost

Above: A scene from last year’s Backyard Sustainability Tour. Photo provided by Terry Winkelmann.

Ever drive by a neighbor’s yard or see a backyard garden in your local area that makes you think – “I wonder how much work it takes to maintain a backyard garden or I wonder what type of grass is in that yard because they only mow a couple times each summer?”

Well, here is your chance to find out the answer to those questions and much more during the 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour coming up June 12.

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What’s Up With Meramec Cavern’s Closure And The Continuing Environmental Contamination Issues?

Pictured above: Jo Schaper. All photos courtesy Jo Schaper.

Pictured above: Jo Schaper. All photos courtesy Jo Schaper.

Meramec Caverns is closed due to environmental contamination of a substance called TCE, a chemical used in automotive parts manufacturing and cleaning. But how did the popular Missouri show cave become contaminated with TCE in the first place?

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Just Moms: The Struggle With Nuclear Waste, Politicians, And The Media

Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL.

Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL.

Dawn Chapman, from the Just Moms STL group, is the guest on this Environmental Echo podcast edition with Don Corrigan.

Chapman shares her thoughts and opinions about several recent issues, including the recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, which details expert opinions saying that “fear may be overblown and even misplaced” about the radiation risks in West Lake and Coldwater Creek areas. Also, the online threats to the EPA and other authorities on the Facebook page administered by Chapman and others, which caused the EPA to cancel an appearance at a public meeting.

Corrigan also asks about the outcome of the group’s trip to Washington D.C. visit to the White House, the United Nations, and members of Congress about the West Lake Landfill issues, and what it is like to try and balance family, being a mother, and being thrust into the advocate spotlight.

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EPA Updates Contamination Clean Up Efforts At Meramec Caverns

Freeze 2Chris Whitley, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7, shares the latest updates on the remediation efforts at Meramec Caverns. The popular tourist cave closed in March due to elevated contamination  levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) vapors.

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The Great Race For Modern Transit

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella (far left), Jacque Lumsden with CBB and Mayor Francis Slay.

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella, Jacque Lumsden with CBB and Mayor Francis Slay.

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is holding its fifth annual Great Race competition on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Kim Cella, executive director of CMT, is the guest on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.

Corrigan  and Cella discuss the meaning behind the race, the positive environmental impacts of public transportation,  and he might even try to uncover a few race strategy ideas from Cella.

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Meet The Missouri Sierra Club Chapter Director

Pictured: John Hickey, Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club.

Pictured: John Hickey, Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club.

Meet John Hickey, the Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, who is the guest on this week’s “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.” Hickey shares his insights into the Missouri Sierra Club – what the organization’s environmental mission is based on, and also the organization’s political advocacy goals and stance on a few current policies.  The organization also manages to have a little fun as well, and Hickey tells Don Corrigan how important it is to get out into nature and enjoy what it has to offer.

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