Homes and grandmothers

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Losing a home is devastating. How do you move forward? Journalist Sally Ooms traveled the country collecting first person narratives in her book, “Finding Home; How Americans Prevail.

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Oceans and Resources

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What are the pros/cons of the different desalination plants? Who do rising sea levels affect? This week, I speak with oceanographer Dr. Tony Jones, who pursues utilization of the natural and mineral resources of the sea, without causing further harm to the marine environment.

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Heifers and cowboys

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Heifer International not only assists families around the globe, but entire communities, improving nutrition, agriculture, income, access to health care, livestock management, gender equity, and education regarding environmental care. For 70 years, the organization and its volunteers have demonstrated how combined efforts really can make a difference for generations.

And, we visit the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana.

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Convictions and whiskey

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Is your state one of the 38 states that requires an arrest at a domestic violence scene? Do you know the best law enforcement protocol to raise the percentage of convictions and jail time of the domestic violence perpetrator? Approaching domestic violence from a law enforcement angle, Eric L. Nelson, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., Forensic & Best Practices Criminologist, shares six actions every police officer should take each time he or she investigates a domestic violence crime. Nelson says they triple rates of prosecution and double rates of criminal conviction.

And, we visit Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park.

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Whiskey and forests

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Whiskey talk this week with Wesley Scoville of The Life of A Whiskey Drinker.

And, we visit Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller in Woodstock, Vermont.

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Ghosts and Fossils

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Do you live in a seemingly haunted house or work in a haunted office building? If you’re interested in pursuing the possibility of paranormal activities, you may enjoy this week’s interview with Jennifer Murray of Sacramento Paranormal Investigative Society.

Also, we visit Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho.

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Birds and caves

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Birds are the third most popular pets, but they rarely make the news as often as cats and dogs when they need assistance. If you own a bird or are considering purchasing one, this show provides some great information, courtesy of Dana Strome and Steven Hildreth of Parrot Planet, who rescue, re-home and raise birds for home companions.

Also, we visit Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.

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