We meet writer Peter Markus, who spends time fishing on the Detroit River. He creates characters that live in water, mud and on the end of a fishing line. He’s currently at work on a book called "The Fish and the Not Fish."
"Finding it There" by Goldmund; "Interlude 4" by Edgar Meyer
Except when it isn't. We check in with Julia Trigg Crawford who is fighting the TransCanada Corporation as it lays pipe for the XL Pipeline. When Julia started her fight, less than a year ago, she was sure she could stop the company from digging up the land she’d inherited from her family. But the digging has begun – in spite of ongoing litigation.
Hugo Jabini is a recipient of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize. Hugo's story begins thirteen years ago, when Chinese logging companies moved into the rainforests of Suriname, on the northern coast of South America. The loggers had the blessing of the government, but no one had checked with the people who lived in those forests. Also in the show: How to stop a growing landfill.
Willie Corduff is a farmer who lives in northwest Ireland. In 2000, Willie learned that Shell Oil planned to build a high-pressure gas pipeline that would run across his land. Willie said no to Shell's plans. But both Shell and the Irish government told him he had no choice in the matter. Rather than consent, Willie and four neighbors went to jail. This year, Willie was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize - the world's largest prize honoring grassroots environmentalists. Also in this episode: Chuck Fister's story of the stolen horse and buggy.
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.