Shades of Green
About This Show
Shades of Green is Austin's local environmental talk radio show. Each week cohosts John Hoffner, Stacy Savage, Reed Sternberg, and Amy Stansbury come together to interview guests on a whole host of topics ... all centered around Austin and the environment. We hope you listen and enjoy!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
A New Book About Threatened Bears, and a New “All Green” Classified Web Page – 7-5-2018
We have Roger Thompson, author of "No Word for Wilderness" (Ashland Creek), which details the plight of a certain rare bear as it faces down extinction. The so-called "Italian grizzlies" are facing a perfect storm of threats, from global warming, to genetic degradation, to most surprisingly, mafia incursion into their territory. Exploiting European Union subsidies for cattle grazing organized crime is converting bear territory into cattle pasture, and in doing so, bears are being forced out. Poisoning has been the top cause of bear deaths, and they now only number at most 50 individuals. Their greatest defender is a scientist who did much of his training in the US. Paolo Cuicci studied wolves in America before he returned to Italy to find ways to help preserve the bears.
We also have: Steve of "Steve's Weave", which is a new "all things green" classified website recently launched in Austin and a few other cities. The site is stevesweave.net.Read more »