12
Jul
2014

Marion Zola - Interview

Local author and screenwriter, Marion Zola talks about her dog, Mr. Chips from her memoir titled Romancing the Dog; the struggle to make a pound dog happy in Beverly Hills.  "She will make you smile, laugh and cry." says one reader.  I learned a few things from her and recommend this to anyone; listen online or download.

Here are the stats I referred to in the show:

INTERESTING FACTS:
Revenue:
There are some 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. and 74.1 million pet cats, a number that's down from 2006, when the AVMA last conducted its survey.

The United States may be the most dog-loving country in the world, but you wouldn't know it in the nation's capital. D.C. seems to have unusually low rates of pet ownership. For comparison, New York City's economic development group finds that about one in three New York households have pets,

According to the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, the top pet-owning state is Vermont, in which 70.8 percent of households have pets. After that comes New Mexico (67.6 percent), South Dakota (65.6 percent), Oregon (63.6 percent), Maine (62.9 percent), Washington (62.7 percent), Arkansas (62.4 percent), West Virginia (62.1 percent), Idaho (62 percent) and Wyoming (61.8 percent).

The states in which pet-owning is comparatively rare include Rhode Island and Minnesota -- 53 percent of households in those states have pets. Then comes California (52.9 percent), Maryland (52.3 percent), Illinois (51.8 percent), Nebraska (51.3 percent), Utah (51.2 percent), New Jersey (50.7 percent), New York (50.6 percent) and Massachusetts (50.4 percent) rounding out the bottom of the list, just above D.C.

5
Jul
2014

Simple Life in the Garden

  • Succulent gardening
  • Vegitable container gardening
  • Neonicotinoids banned
  • Cooking; seed cracker recipe (please email simplelife@pilgrimsway.com for the details.)
5
Jul
2014

Simple Life at Home

  • Fracking, in Monterey?
  • Money in local politics.
5
Jul
2014

Simple Health

  • What is in our food?! TakePart.com contribution on an issue the CDC and other health organizations are concerned about.
  • Whole foods cured a 32 year old man and helped him cure his diabetes.

2
Jul
2014

Chris Landau, on Fracking - Interview

What is #Fracking?  Concerns about fracking is not about what chemicals they put in. It is about what the released oil and gas is doing to our health, our children's lives and our lands and crops. Normally this is done in a large industrial chemical refinery plant, in a controlled environment where leakage is kept to a minimum.  But what about under ground?

Chris, a geologist concerned about risks to the health of humans and the environment; share his perspective. (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Don-t-Frack-the-World-by-Chris-Landau-120505-102.html)

Listen online or download.

26
Jun
2014

Joseph Braun on Challenge Education - Interview

Joseph Braun from Carmel has a thirty five year career as a teacher and teacher educator.  He continues to teach courses online with the University of Missouri and is Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University.  He shares his passion and experiences with an alternative education method inspired by Maurice Gibbons and "The Walkabout" a movie depicting education in aspects of life beyond core curriculum.  Listen online or download this podcast.

21
Jun
2014

Jeff Lindenthal, MRWMD - Interview

Jeff is the Deputy General Manager for the Community Programs at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District.  History of waste in Monterey is fascinating, what it has become leads the way for a zero waste future!  Great info, innovative resource ideas, local gem.
Refuse
Reduce
Reuse
#Recycle
Repair

14
Jun
2014

Ginna BB Gordon - Interview

Ginna, a local author and entrepreneur, tells stories of her early years in Carmel,  the new book she and husband David are ready to launch and Lucky Valley Press.  Prepare to laugh and be entertained!

7
Jun
2014

Antonina Hutchinson - Interview

Born and raised in Monterey, Antonina; now 89, shares memories of old Monterey, life here as a fishing village.  Hear for yourself, how life used to be here on the Central Coast of California.  A delight!

31
May
2014

Chris Landau - Interview

Chris Landau knows volumes about Earth and sky; as a geologist and meteorologist living in Monterey County.  He shares his perspective about our changing weather patterns and how they will affect home and garden on the Monterey Peninsula. This show is not for the faint of heart...  And, I think it is important to consider the possibility he's got it right.


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