Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014: A Little Wild Space for Community and Growing Food for the Record Numbers Going Without

The urban wave of growing food shows no signs of cresting. Seattle is no different. Community farms, p-patches, and guerrilla gardens are sprouting as fast as high rises to accommodate more and more people moving to the area. But with the growth comes increased inequality and a sharp rise in those relying on food banks. Can urban farms grow food for all? We explore the issue with a visit to Seattle Community Farm and a local food bank. Come along!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014: On the Whale Trail with the Orca

Those fortunate enough to have seen a pod of killer whales or orcas will likely never forget it. Their sleekness, their powerful tails, their curiosity and boundless energy, make them irresistible. In this week's feature we catch up with someone who has worked to protect them in Salish Sea waters and all over the world. It's a conversation with Erich Hoyt, on tour with "The Whale Trail."

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Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014: They Can Fly a Thousand Miles Without Food Or Rest, Remember Every Single Flower They Visit, But Can They Survive Looming and Present Risks?

If you stop to think about it, birds are our most direct connection to nature. Their songs delight us, their journeys capture our imagination. Birds are the wildlife we interact with the most. But that bond is breaking. Each year more and more of them succumb to a host of threats: pesticides, the loss of habitat, climate change, and the biggest urban threat of all, cats. In this bittersweet tale Martha Baskin brings us their sounds and their plight.

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