The fire season is far from over

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Date
2020-01-24
Main contributors
Douglas, Arabella; Miles, Emily; Shanahan, James
Summary
Part 1

In our first episode covering this season's Australian bushfires, we speak with Arabella Douglas. She is a traditional owner who belongs to the Currie family of the Yugambeh and Bundjalung nations near the Gold Coast of Australia. She also researches behavioral economics and social impact investing at Griffith University.

As we entered 2020 and fires swelled, swallowing towns and protected bush, Arabella helped organize a fundraiser to help spread First Nations fire knowledge and land lore, which has protected patches of land this season and for thousands of years.

Part 2

In our second episode covering this season's Australian bushfires, we discuss effects on wildlife and communities, whether in the fire zone or choked by smoke. Then, we turn to the generative and unifying role of artists near and far in times of crisis.

If you are interested in supporting the ongoing work to protect and recover Australia's wildlife, a couple options mentioned in the episode are Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife and the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

3:30 - Amy, who cares for lots of animals, including a Quaker parrot and his friends just outside Canberra
Publisher
The Media School at Indiana University
Genre
Interview
Subject
Environmentalism
Location
Indiana
Collection
In This Climate_Podcast
Unit
The Media School
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Other Identifier
Other: MSA.ITC.000019

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