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Program 393: Convent Inns of Italy; Travels with the Band; Protecting the Pacific
Release Date: 01-31-2015
Find out what's been threatening the mid-Pacific...and what’s being done to protect it. Then learn about an unusual — and often comfortable — alternative to hotels and B&Bs: convents and monasteries, many of which welcome travelers in some of the world’s prime locales. And listen in while the man behind The Long Winters tells tales from his band’s tours around Europe, and reveals where they’ve found the biggest fans for American rock and roll.
- Trish Clark, author of the Good Night and God Bless guidebooks
- John Roderick, lead guitarist, vocalist, and manager of The Long Winters
- Dr. Elliott Norse, chief scientist at the Marine Conservation Institute
- Dr. Lance Morgan, president of the Marine Conservation Institute
- Trish Clark lists convents, monasteries, and religious guesthouses that offer overnight accommodations for travelers in Europe and many other parts of the world on her Good Night and God Bless website.
- The website for the band The Long Winters includes a link to John Roderick's podcast, "Roderick on the Line," plus videos and mp3 files of their music.
- Traveling musician Dave Carroll performs his song "United Breaks Guitars" on You Tube.
- The website for The Marine Conservation Institute includes a map of the recently-expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Their next project, which they call GLORES, is to expand healthy ocean protection zones around the world.
More with Dr. Elliot Norse - Dr. Elliot Norse, chief scientist at the Marine Conservation Institute, talks about his organization’s plan to expand on their work to create a global refuge system to protect oceans all over the planet. (runs 1:45)