It took nine years, but earlier this week the Cape Wind Project got the go-ahead. Pete Ferrell is a rancher in Kansas who fought and won a similar fight.Also in this episode, Mike Cianchette was a project operations manager at Stetson Mountain -- New England's largest wind farm.
Jerry Solom has heard stories on this program about people who have unexplained passions, and he decided to share his own story. Jerry grew up about as far away from the ocean as you can get, but for some reason, he had always thought about sailing to his parent's birth country, Norway.
Jerry Spangler spent years working as a journalist, and he has now turned his investigative skills towards a very personal quest: Jerry is trying to save archeological sites that are threatened by the production of oil and natural gas in Utah. Also in this episode: confessions of a straight spouse.
There’s another winter pastime that demands stamina, long hours and patience: the work of the dog musher. Many are getting teams ready for the upcoming 390 mile long John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Today, we take you to the marathon with a special soundscape of the race from radio producer Curt Olson.
For the last 20 years, Lisa Curran has been living and working in the forests of Indonesia to help locals learn how to preserve what rightfully belongs to them. Her work recently won her a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship of $500,000. Also in this episode, Val Johnson of Chicago.
Jen Blood met a new guy and they had a lot in common, including a love of animals. Over the next year and a half, Jen discovered that her boyfriend was actually an animal hoarder. They were living in an abandoned elementary school in rural Kentucky, struggling to care for dozens of animals. Jen tells Dick Gordon about her growing realization that she’d become an unwitting participant in an animal hoarding operation, and what made her finally leave the situation. Also: kayak polo.