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Alison Eastwood, co-founder of Eastwood Ranch Foundation

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the sixth program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way the broadcasts will come together until mid-June.

Alison Eastwood—co-founder of Eastwood Ranch Foundation (ERF), a Southern California-based animal welfare and rescue organization, whose efforts extend nationally—outlines what ERF is, what it does, what its mission is. Read more…

Susan Fleming, director of “Remarkable Rabbits”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, this was the second show I broadcast remotely from home, with in-studio help from my friend/WMNF music director Lee “Flee” Courtney, featuring live and recorded elements

Susan Fleming—a filmmaker who’s been making movies for 30 years, and specializing in nature films for 20; her latest documentary, “Remarkable Rabbits,” was to air that night on the PBS series, “Nature”—confirms that she fits the pattern of nature filmmakers: As a kid, she loved being outdoors and felt a powerful kinship with animals and other critters. Read more…

Mark Emery, a cinematographer–and the narrator–on “Wild Florida”

Mark Emery—one of the cinematographers, and the narrator, on the new documentary “Wild Florida,” part of the PBS series, “Nature”—addresses the early part of his career as a wildlife filmmaker, and how he may have been singularly equipped for it, growing up in Ocala, Florida. Read more…

Tom Mustill, director of “The Whale Detective”

Tom Mustill—a British director who makes nature and wildlife movies; his latest film is “The Whale Detective” (the impetus: Mustill and a friend were kayaking in Monterey Bay when a humpback whale breached, and just missed landing on them)—recounts when his fascination with animals began, and his early forays into filmmaking. Read more…

Peter Jay Brown, filmmaker of “Eco-Terrorist: The Battle For Our Planet”

Peter Jay Brown—filmmaker and crew member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for upwards of 40 years, whose new documentary is “Eco-Terrorist: The Battle For Our Planet”—recounts the beginning of the affiliation, being sent to cover Sea Shepherd and its founder, Paul Watson, as a producer-director with the early-80s George Schlatter-produced reality series, “Real People.” Read more…