Program 712: Party of Trees; Vanishing Asia; Living with Caribou
Release Date: 04-22-2023
Journalist Zach Saint George describes the slow-motion migration of several North American tree species seeking to evade environmental threats. Then Wired founder Kevin Kelly lets us in on a massive photography project to document traditions disappearing across a quickly modernizing Asia. And writer Seth Kantner explains what he loves about living off the land near the Arctic Circle, in the wide-open spaces of northwest Alaska.
- Journalist Zach St. George, author of "The Journeys of Trees" (W. W. Norton)
- Futurist Kevin Kelly, senior maverick at Wired magazine
- Seth Kantner, author of "A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou" (Mountaineers Books)
- Zach St. George is the author of "The Journeys of Trees."
- Zach writes for Yale Environment 360 on the impact climate change is having on plant life around the world.
- Kevin Kelly is a "senior maverick" at Wired magazine. His book, "Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier" will be released May 2, 2023. He also organized a multi-year photography project called "Vanishing Asia," to document changes to traditions in 35 nations, from Indonesia and the Far East to Siberia and Turkey.
- The latest book by Alaska author Seth Kantner is called "A Thousand Trails Home." It explores the intertwined lives of the Inupiat people of Northwest Alaska, the Western Arctic caribou herd, and the risks to the Arctic's habitat and culture.
- Seth links to articles he's written and talks he's given about Arctic Alaska on his website.
- Rena Priest served a term as Washington State poet laureate from 2021-2023.
More with Seth Kantner - Seth Kantner describes what it was like for him to grow up as a white kid in an Inupiaq culture in arctic Alaska. (runs 2:08)