Peter Warshall On Humanity and Our Place on Earth
Peter Warshall (1940–2013) was an ecologist, activist and essayist whose work centers on conservation and conservation-based development. He he earned his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at Harvard. Warshall's research interests include natural history, natural resource management (especially watersheds and wastewater practices), conservation biology, biodiversity assessments, environmental impact analysis, and conflict resolution and consensus building between divergent economic and cultural special interest groups. He worked as a consultant for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Ethiopia; for USAID and other organizations in ten other African nations; he worked with the Tohono O'odham and Apache people of Arizona. Warshall was the Sustainability and Anthropology Editor of one of the later editions of the Whole Earth Catalog series, and served as an editor of its spin-off magazine, Whole Earth Review. He was interviewed for The 11th Hour.
John Trudell on Being Human
"In the race to midnight, it is well after 11." This discussion was conducted in 2005 for The 11th Hour by Leila Conners. The discussion covers Trudell's worldview that encompasses his call for humans to return to their intelligence and their humanity to forge a pathway forward. His responses to the questions now seem prophetic. John Trudell was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969,broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of the 1970s, he served as the chairman of the American Indian Movement, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in 1979 in a suspicious fire at the home of his parents-in-law on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, Trudell turned to writing, music and film as a second career. He acted in films in the 1990s. The documentary Trudell (2005) was made about him and his life as an activist and artist.
Serve Up Hope West Africa
West Africa is facing down the COVID pandemic with an outcome that could push more than 130 million more people into starvation. As a world community, we can work together to stop the starvation. $100 a day can feed dinner for a family of four for a month. This campaign by Green Cross International aims to feed 40,000 families during the Covid pandemic.
Wade Davis on Humans
Wade Davis discusses the nature of being Human and what it means to live on Earth at this time. He is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti. Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland. For more information on these interviews as well as more interviews: http://www.treemedia.com/#!11th-hour-research-tapes/c18kw