Bill Ruppert, a local gardening and conservation expert, shares his insight into the diverse Grow Native! program on the informative podcast found below. Many organizations are mentioned in the podcast with either being associated with the Grow Native! program or that Ruppert is affiliated with like, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Department of Conservation, Shaw Nature Reserve, the Conservation Federation of Missouri, Missourians for Monarchs, Gateway Greening, Mayor Slay’s milkweed program, and more.
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Brian Ettling, a seasonal park ranger at Crater Lake National Park, is the guest on this week’s “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.
The St. Louis native shares his experiences as a park ranger, what to expect as a visitor to a national park, and also his advocacy efforts to educate the public about climate change.
“Gardening helps kids build self-esteem, teaches them to respect the environment and it teaches them about the science of plants,” said Doug Wolter, longtime horticulturist with St. Louis County Parks & Recreation Department. “Better still, it’s an inexpensive hobby and just outside your back door.”
It’s Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Week 2016!
Jim Kramper, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in St. Louis, talks with Don Corrigan about what a day in the life of a weather warning coordinator is like, weather safety, weather pattern myths, and what can be learned from Missouri’s past severe weather events.
To hear this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” click on the link below.
Susan Flader, Ph.D., talks to Don Corrigan about the new State Parks added to the book, the 100th Anniversary of the parks system, and several surprising facts and issues surrounding Missouri’s State Parks.
Susan Flader, the editor of the new book, is a Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has spent her career teaching and writing about the environment and Missouri history. She has authored numerous articles and books and is also active in the leadership of many environmental and outdoor boards and committees.
To hear the interview continue reading below.
Missouri Rep. Bill Otto, D – Dist. 70, is the guest on this edition on “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.
Otto shares his thoughts on the importance of the environment in the upcoming elections and the issue of public safety relating to the Westlake Landfill radioactive waste topic.
Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D – Dist 14, is the guest on in this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.
The Senator shares insights into her investigations of radioactive waste issues in St. Louis, and gives an update on her legislative bill SB600, a proposed bill that is a home buyout for citizens close to the Westlake Landfill.
Don also asks a few questions about the upcoming elections and Sen. Chappelle-Nadal’s current bid for Rep. Lacy Clay’s U.S. House seat in this informational and passionate interview.
Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Louis University, Jason Knouft, talks with Don Corrigan about possible issues from raw sewage being pumped into the Meramec River because of the damaged Fenton Sewage Treatment Plant.
Kim Visintine, one of the founding members of the organization, “Cold Water Creek: Just the Facts Please,” is the guest on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.
Visintine shares the story of how radioactive waste from Cold Water Creek has been spread throughout North County over the decades. She and a group of childhood friends, who grew up in the Cold Water Creek area in the 1970s and 80s, reconnected years later through social media. After a short time, they discovered rare health issues plagued almost everyone they knew, including the passing on of some of those health issues genetically to their children.
For more about the group’s, February 17, upcoming public meeting and to hear the informative and stirring interview continue reading below.
Carolyn Finney, Ph.D., is the guest on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan. Finney is the author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.”
Speaking about the absence of African-Americans engaging in outdoor activities portrayed in popular culture, such as in movies and magazines:
“Just because we don’t see any (African-Americans) doesn’t mean there aren’t any. That’s myth number one,” Finney said. “Actually, black people, like everybody else, have been around doing everything like everybody else since the beginning of the time. You have black mariners, you have black hikers, you have black people camping – I mean black people have been doing it too.”