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How It Looks From Here
33 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
HILFH #20 Lavoy Tolbert
This episode, Mary speaks with Lavoy Tolbert, legendary educator and wilderness therapist. Lavoy speaks of his connection to place near Loa, Utah, his understanding of the lessons that nature is ready to teach us, and how we can be right sized humans on the land.
37 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
HILFH #19 Chuck Hudson
In this episode, Mary speaks with Chuck Hudson, Hidatsa Elder and longtime expert in Tribal/Federal policy and government relations. Chuck speaks of his and his family's history and experiences as they relate to the times we are living in, now. He draws stories from his time advocating for the four treaty tribes of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission Throughout, he reflects on contemporary Native American culture and the longstanding challenges to Tribes' interests in protecting land and water, salmon and bison. Many Dances Family Fund https://oregoncf.org/ways-to-give/donor-stories/responsibility-and-resilience/ (https://oregoncf.org/ways-to-give/donor-stories/responsibility-and-resilience/) Traditional Indigenous Knowledge - Article by Helen Thomas (Lakota) https://www.edsurge.com/news/2022-01-13-indigenous-knowledge-is-often-overlooked-in-education-but-it-has-a-lot-to-teach-us (https://www.edsurge.com/news/2022-01-13-indigenous-knowledge-is-often-overlooked-in-education-but-it-has-a-lot-to-teach-us) Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission https://critfc.org/ (https://critfc.org/ ) **In recent days, we have learned that Charles Bearstail's body has been found on the banks of the Missouri River. Given up by the river, his family may now lay him to rest.
40 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
HILFH #18 Petra Kuppers
This month Mary talks with Petra Kuppers, a disability culture activist and community performance artist. Petra holds the Anita Gonzalez Professor of Performance Studies and Disability Culture chair in English and Women's & Gender studies departments at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also teaches with the low-residency MFA Interdisciplinary Arts faculty at Goddard College. Petra uses somatic and speculative writing as well as performance practice to engage audiences toward more socially just and enjoyable futures. She has written academic books on disability arts and culture, medicine and performance, and community performance. In their conversation, Mary and Petra consider the natural world and its diversity, alongside the political, spiritual and activist considerations that arise from being embodied. Links to Petra's work: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/eco-soma (Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters.) https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/gut-botany (Gut Botany (poetry collection)) https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/book/dv/ (Disability Visibility) https://www.alexispauline.com/ (https://www.alexispauline.com/) https://www.petrakuppers.com/presentbreath (https://www.petrakuppers.com/presentbreath) Music this week by Cedar Mathers-Winn and Gary Ferguson
40 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
HILFH #17 Susan Bragdon
In this episode Mary talks with Susan Bragdon, the executive director and founder of SEEDS FOR ALL, an organization devoted to global food security. Seeds for All supports agroecology and regenerative agriculture by bringing the voices and participation of small-scale farmers into food policy and governance. Susan brings to this work her experience as an international lawyer and natural resource ecologist with 25+ years of experience working with governments, UN agencies and small-scale farmers to create policy change in support of agriculture that nourishes both people and the planet. In their conversation, Mary and Susan unpack global policy actions to make clearer how that level of deliberation supports the nourishment and resilience of people and our world. Music this episode by Cedar Mathers-Winn and Gary Ferguson.
39 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
HILFH #16 Karuna Eberl
This month Mary talks with Karuna Eberl, a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker specializing in environmental issues, nature, travel, science and history. Karuna is an award winning author of travel and nature books who lives her life in the fullness of the wide wild world. She describes her life as centered in the natural world, from her childhood in the mountains above 8000 feet to the recent year she and her husband, Steve, spent exploring the country in their van. In their conversation, Mary and Karuna dig into what we as individuals can really do to make a positive difference in the progression of climate change. Koruna's Blog: https://www.naturerising.world/ (https://www.naturerising.world/) Koruna's Website: https://www.wanderingdogcreations.com/ (https://www.wanderingdogcreations.com/)
45 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
HILFH #15 CMarie Fuhrman
This week, Mary speaks with CMarie Fuhrman, a poet and essayist. They talk about love, the deep, interconnected integrity that humans share with the natural world, and the grief that we must allow ourselves the time to feel, in order to act to repair our world during a time of climate catastrophe. Listen to gain insight and heart from this touching conversation. CMarie Fuhrman's Website: https://www.cmariefuhrman.com/ (https://www.cmariefuhrman.com/) CMarie's Essays: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5eba1f61b311ac0566822d5c/t/5f99029240e38c75e7b73e68/1603863194313/CMarie+Fuhrman+_+highdesertjournal.pdf ("Aspen") https://sustainableplay.com/hells-canyon-revival/ ("Hells Canyon Revival") https://emergencemagazine.org/essay/coyote-story/ ("Coyote Story") Music this week by Alexei Desmarais and Gary Ferguson. You can find Mary and Gary's work at https://my.captivate.fm/www.fullecology.com (www.fullecology.com)
27 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
HILFH #14 Alayna Rasile Digrindakis
This week, Mary speaks with Alayna Rasile Digrindakis, about Alayna's work with plant-based textiles, fine art, and environmental activism. As an emerging young artist and designer, Alayna is keenly aware of the need to leverage her skills to make money, but that doesn't mean she needs to sacrifice her values: in fact, leaning into those values can open entrepreneurial opportunities, as Alayna found while working with milkweed fibers. Find Alayna's work at: https://alaynarasile.com/projects/ (https://alaynarasile.com/projects/) https://www.absorka.com/ (https://www.absorka.com/) Music this week by: Cedar Mathers-Winn: https://kgvm.org/show/cedar-mathers-winn-naturalist/ (https://kgvm.org/show/cedar-mathers-winn-naturalist/) Gary Ferguson - www.fullecology.com
35 minutes | Dec 4, 2021
HILFH #13 Dustin Hunt
This month, Mary talks with Dustin Hunt, a muralist, art educator, and DJ at large in Lansing, Michigan. Dustin describes the challenges and triumphs of teaching math to youth through art. Within these lessons, there is a deeper lesson, about belonging, self-love, and a holistic understanding of the world. Check out Dustin's work at https://www.muralmatics.com/ (https://www.muralmatics.com/) Music this episode is by Mikeyy Austin. Mickey's music can be found here: https://mikeyyaustin.bandcamp.com/ (Mikeyy Austin (https://mikeyyaustin.bandcamp.com/)). To learn more about his work, check out this excellent interview:https://medium.com/authority-magazine/rising-music-star-mikeyy-austin-why-its-important-to-learn-to-become-as-self-sufficient-as-6fe3d7173a1c ( Rising Music Star Mikeyy Austin.)
42 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
HILFH #12 J. Drew Lanham
Listen to how it all looks to Dr. J. Drew Lanham - ornithologist, scholar, activist and author of the celebrated memoir, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature. Drew Lanham and Mary cover a lot of ground - from childhood, to the truths of American history, to the way the world looks to a Mississippi kite flying overhead. Read Drew's incredible poem Joy Is The Justice We Give Ourselves, here: https://emergencemagazine.org/poem/joy-is-the-justice-we-give-ourselves/ (https://emergencemagazine.org/poem/joy-is-the-justice-we-give-ourselves/) Find more information about Mary and Gary's new book, Full Ecology, here: https://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/ (https://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/) Music this week by Alexei Desmarais and Gary Ferguson.
37 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
HILFH #11 Pamela Reed Sanchez
For the second episode of Season 2, Mary interviews Pamela Reed Sanchez, the president and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society in Rochester, NY. Pamela holds close the connection of people with the natural world - with their truest nature. She sees supporting that connection as activism of the highest order. As a public leader and a writer of literary nonfiction, she describes what it means to be part of the solution. Music this week by Cedar Mathers Winn and Gary Ferguson. Find us online, at https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/ (https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/)
24 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
HILFH #10 Gary Ferguson
In our first episode of Season 2, Mary talks with her co-author and partner Gary Ferguson about their shared work, and recently published book, Full Ecology: Repairing our Relationship with the Natural World. Season 2 expands the focus of our podcast to larger questions about climate change. We look at how living through the COVID-19 pandemic bridges into circumstances of climate breakdown and presents us with opportunities of repair. Everyone who Mary interviews has their own perspective on what climate change means for their lives, their work, and the world. So tune in, to find out how it looks from here. https://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/ (Full Ecology: Repairing our Relationship with the Natural World) is available now from Heyday Books at: https://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/ (https://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/)
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
HILFH #9 Jon Trapp
In this episode, Mary Clare speaks with Jon Trapp, a wildland firefighter and fire behavior analyst, emergency search and rescue volunteer, and wolf biologist. Jon describes his experience working on wild fires during COVID, being challenged by exposure events, social distancing at fire camps, and increased mental health struggles among his teams and patients. Find out more about Jon's work at https://travelmontana.com/yellowstone-wolf-experience-with-jon-trapp/ (https://travelmontana.com/yellowstone-wolf-experience-with-jon-trapp/) Also, keep an eye out for the release of Full Ecology, the new book from Mary Clare and Gary Ferguson, out on Earth Day, April 22, 2021 from Heyday Books. Attend the virtual launch with Sister Helen Prejean by signing up here: https://www.wildboundlive.com/events/walkinthewild (https://www.wildboundlive.com/events/walkinthewild)
28 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
HILFH #8 Graham Stacy
In this episode, Mary talks with Graham Stacy just a few days before his 16th birthday. Graham lives in Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner has grown up around the Yellowstone Arch - the original entryway to the world's first National Park, established March 1, 1872. Graham is a musician, an actor, an artist and a scholar. He loves history and is becoming increasingly fluent in Mandarin. He's clear that the land on which he and his friends live makes a difference in everything they do. Graham's perspective on his small town in COVID and his extension of that perspective into matters of climate health open windows for all of us. In particular, Graham kept coming back to the idea of deliberate diversity - a topic he's been exploring lately for it's expression among people and in the natural world. He came upon this term in his application for a spot in the United World College which has advanced him into final interviews. Find out more about Graham's community here - https://www.visitgardinermt.com/ (https://www.visitgardinermt.com/) And about United World College here - https://www.uwc-usa.org/ (https://www.uwc-usa.org/ ) Also referenced in the show is our soon-to-be released book, Full Ecology - Repairing our Relationship with the Natural World. Forthcoming April 20, 2021 from Heyday Books. Find it here: https://www.countrybookshelf.com/book/9781524743383 (https://heydaybooks.com/catalog/full-ecology-repairing-our-relationship-with-the-natural-world/) Music this episode by Graham Stacy and Gary Ferguson. Editing by Joe Loviska.
33 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
HILFH #7 Meagan Lannan
In this episode, Mary talks to Meagan Lannan, a regenerative rancher, mother, and sustainable foods advocate in Paradise Valley, Montana. Meagan describes her work on the land, with her cows, goats, sheep, ducks, husband, and children. Life took a turn when COVID hit last year, but Meagan, her family, and her ranch have remained resilient. Find out more about Meagan's ranch at: https://www.barneycreek.com/ (https://www.barneycreek.com/) Also referenced in the show is The Eight Master Lessons of Nature by Gary Ferguson. Find it locally here: https://www.countrybookshelf.com/book/9781524743383 (https://www.countrybookshelf.com/book/9781524743383) Or find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Master-Lessons-Nature-Teaches-ebook/dp/B07N5GRGWF (https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Master-Lessons-Nature-Teaches-ebook/dp/B07N5GRGWF) CORRECTION: Music this episode by Alexei Desmarais, EJMJ, and Gary Ferguson.
33 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
HILFH #6 Michelle Browder
Mary speaks with artist, alternative tour guide, and activist Michelle Browder. Based in Montgomery Alabama, Michelle Browder comes from a long line of civil rights and community activists. Michelle uses her artistic flair to build brands, send messages of truth, and heal the souls and psyches of the students she works with. Find Michelle's work at https://www.anarchalucybetsey.org/ (https://www.anarchalucybetsey.org/). You can donate to her team's effort at https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/online-orders/anarcha/ (https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/online-orders/anarcha/) Additional audio in this week's episode is used courtesy of www.unstrippedvoice.com Music this week by Cedar Mathers-Winn and Gary Ferguson.
33 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
HILFH #5 Sara Mapelli
In this episode, Mary Clare speaks with healer, activist, and artist Sara Mapelli about her life in Oregon and her work with bees. This year, Sara has endured hardships ranging from the immanent threat wildfire at their home in the Columbia River gorge, to the collapse of her bee hives due to pesticides, to the challenges of working through the coronavirus pandemic. Through it all, Sara maintains her wellbeing in unique ways. Find out more about Sara Mapelli at her website: https://www.saramapellibeequeen.com/ (https://www.saramapellibeequeen.com/) You can also find many intriguing videos of Sara dancing with bees on YouTube. Music this episode is by Cedar Mathers-Winn and Gary Ferguson. Gary has a new book called Full Ecology coming out in April of 2021, co-authored by our host Mary Clare. You can pre-order a copy now: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Ecology-Repairing-Relationship-Natural/dp/1597145181 (https://www.amazon.com/Full-Ecology-Repairing-Relationship-Natural/dp/1597145181)
23 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
HILFH #4 Paris Mullen part 2
Mary and Paris continue their conversation, this time focusing on the intersections of the environment and social movements. Our social ecologies inform environments large and small, from global climate change to our individual well-being. Paris describes his strategies for finding wellness in stressful times. Music this episode by Cedar Mathers-Winn: https://cedararran.bandcamp.com/ (https://cedararran.bandcamp.com/) Gary Ferguson: https://my.captivate.fm/www.fullecology.com (www.fullecology.com) Alexei Desmarais: https://medium.com/@alexeidesmarais (https://medium.com/@alexeidesmarais)
26 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
HILFH #3 Paris Mullen - part 1
In the first of our two-part interview with public health worker and activist Paris Mullen, Mary and Paris talk about the recent protests for racial justice in Chicago and the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is perpetuating inequities in public health for black and brown communities. With hope held high, Paris outlines his vision for equality and freedom in the context of health in America.
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
HILFH #2 Carmen Yupe
Host Mary Clare speaks with Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Carmen Yupe about Carmen's pillars of strength in this time of COVID. Carmen tells stories of her training as a yoga instructor and her childhood trauma, and the support that she has found in her chosen communities: how she is supported by others, and how she, in turn, holds others up. Music this episode is by Cedar Mathers-Winn and Alexei Desmarais. Find Cedar at https://cedararran.bandcamp.com/ (https://cedararran.bandcamp.com/) Find Alexei at https://medium.com/@alexeidesmarais (https://medium.com/@alexeidesmarais) Check out Mary's work in Full Ecology with Gary Ferguson at https://feeds.captivate.fm/howitlooks/www.fullecology.com (www.fullecology.com) Find future episodes of How It Looks From Here at our website https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/ (https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/)
23 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
HILFH #1 Joe Loviska
Welcome to How It Looks From Here. In this first episode, creators Mary Clare and Joe Loviska talk about how Joe's work in higher education has changed in times of COVID-19. Check out Mary's work in Full Ecology with Gary Ferguson at www.fullecology.com Find future episodes of HILFH at our website, https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/ (https://howitlooks.captivate.fm/)
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