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Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Listen Up! Northwest Program 10 features stories on our region’s wildlife. Segments include:

* Nature writer Richard Nelson is our guide on the Arctic Coast as we share the ice with 13 polar bears feasting on whale carcasses. (Lisa Busch, KCAW-Sitka)
* Alaskan Native Larry Merculieff has spent half his life in the Pribilov Islands. He explains how wildlife and humans in Northern Alaska are feeling the effects of global warming now. (Robin Carneen, KSVR-Mt Vernon)
* How would it affect environmental policy if wildlife, forests and rivers had rights of their own? We interview Cormac Cullinan on the rights of nature. (Brad Reed, KYRS-Spokane)

Click here to listen: http://www.archive.org/details/ListenUpNwProgram10

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The speaking tour is bringing Alaskan marine scientists and indigenous people to the lower-48 states to offer “first-hand” stories about how Alaskans are witnessing the effects of global warming now and to raise awareness about the need for national energy policy reform. Sponsored by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (www.akmarine.org).