Thursday,  May 3, 2007  

"The most important 15 minutes on Earth!"

Premiering this week!

Programming note: This week, and every week, we will feature the Weekly Earth Summit during segment one. 

Then we have a Nature News Brief and go in-depth on a current topic during segment two. 

We hope this programming change better serves your needs.

Click here to listen to the entire show without interruptions.   

 Segment 1

We launch the

 Premier Edition 

of the 

WEEKLY EARTH SUMMIT, bringing you a timely and concise overview from the world's leading scientists, advocates and spokespeople each and every week.


Regular Weekly Earth Summit  participants include:


Dr. Marc Bekoff

author and renowned ethologist


Dave Foreman

author, activist, advocate, Founder: The Rewilding Institute


Dr. Charles Kennel

Former Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography / Member of the Pew Commission on the Oceans


Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

Director of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Advisor to World Bank, Smithsonian, WWF


Dr. Robin D. Moore

Amphibian Specialist Group for Conservation International


Carl Pope

Executive Director of the Sierra Club


Dr. Matthew Sleeth

Author of "Serve God, Save the Planet" and leading spokesman for the Creation Care Movement


Rotating University Student representatives: 

Ben Lowe: Wheaton College

Emma Sleeth: Asbury College


The Weekly Earth Summit will be the opening segment of each show from now on. In 15 minutes, you will receive your own briefing on the state of the ark as interpreted by some of the pre-eminent scholars, scientists, authors, activists and spokespeople. 


Be sure to listen each week, and spread the word.


  Segment 2

. . . . then . . . 

(Photo: Rebecca Dmytryk Titus)

A deadly algae is killing hundreds of birds and mammals along the California coast. Although toxic algae blooms occur regularly, their toxicity from domoic acid has rarely been this concentrated.

We talk with people who are assisting in the effort to rescue and return the animals to the ocean.

Emily Wing

Director of Marketing and Development

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach, California

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center has its hands full rescuing and recovering the sea lions and other animals that are suffering and dying from the domoic acid poisoning.

Jay Holcomb Director

 International Bird Rescue Research Center

San Pedro, California

The IBRRC is receiving reports of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of sea creatures that have been struck by this

nerve-destroying toxin.

Professor David A. Caron

Biological Oceanographer

Marine Environmental Biology Group at USC

Dr. Caron is analyzing tissue samples and tracking the progress of domoic acid in the food chains that lead to the debility and deaths of an increasingly diverse variety of species. He offers some possible explanations.