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In Tune to Nature is an eco & animal protection weekly radio show broadcast from Atlanta on Radio Free Georgia Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on wrfg.org and 89.3FM. About 23 minute podcasts featuring interviews with activists, scientists, and authors who help us protecting living beings and our shared habitats. Hosted by Carrie Freeman or Sonia Swartz.

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In prep for the Nov 3, 2020 election (GA has 2 U.S. Senate Seats on the ballot), we review early voting options in Georgia, such as how to request a mail-in (absentee) ballot (ideally no later than October 1st); or to find early voting polling locations in your county from Oct 12 - 28th (and what counts as valid ID). This  Georgia My Voter page  helps you check your registration status (Oct 5th is registration deadline) and find early voting locations   Another good resource is GoVoteGA.org (for volunteering and for help with voting).

Brionte McCorkle, Exec Director of Georgia Conservation Voters talks with "In Tune to Nature" radio host Carrie Freeman for this 24-minute radio show that aired on 89.3FM wrfg.org in Atlanta on Sept 23rd.

To research Georgia candidates' voting record on environmental protection legislation, see this Environmental Scorecard   It's hard not to notice that most Democrats score much higher than most Republicans. 

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The Okefenokee Natl Wildlife Refuge wetland in Georgia is fending off a potential titanium mine and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska continues to be threatened by oil and gas drilling disrupting caribou and bird nurseries. George Nickas, Exec. Dir. of Wilderness Watch, explains the unified efforts of environmental organizations and citizen groups working to defend these precious natural wilderness areas from damaging industrial extractions that fail to provide a "refuge" for wildlife. This 25-minute interview, by host Carrie Freeman of In Tune to Nature, aired on Sept 9, 2020.

In Tune to Nature airs live Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on radio station 89.3FM-Atlanta and worldwide on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia, non-commercial independent radio). The show's website is www.facebook.com/intunetonature 

See also https://protectokefenokee.org/ The Okefenokee Protection Alliance

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Gene Baur, author and President of Farm Sanctuary, discusses insights on journalistic coverage of farmed animals, vegans, and veganism, as well as the animal agribusiness industry's advertising and marketing tactics. Gene and interviewer Carrie Freeman (radio host, media professor, and coauthor of AnimalsandMedia.org guidelines) also discuss respectful language to use to describe fellow animals. 27 minute podcast. Recorded in November 2019. USA.
www.farmsanctuary.org    www.animalsandmedia.org

In Tune to Nature airs live Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on radio station 89.3FM-Atlanta and worldwide on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia, non-commercial independent radio). The show's website is www.facebook.com/intunetonature 

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"The planet's most abused animals can't run or scream" --they are the trillions of individual fishes we hook, suffocate, farm, eat, experiment on, or breed and keep in captivity in tanks. In Defense of Animals is championing the cause of these misunderstood aquatic beings at Respectforfish.org  August 1st 2020 was the first "Respect for Fish Day" supported by a large coalition of groups. Fleur Dawes of In Defense of Animals discusses why and how to show respect for fish (especially focusing on experimentation and the pet trade), in this 26-minute podcast with host Carrie Freeman of In Tune to Nature, which originally aired Aug. 12, 2020. 

In Tune to Nature airs live Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on radio station 89.3FM-Atlanta and worldwide on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia, non-commercial independent radio). The show's website is www.facebook.com/intunetonature 

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In this unique time, Atlanta animal activists Christopher Eubanks (Atlanta Save Movement) (shown in photo), and Melody Paris (Georgia Animal Rights & Protection) and Carrie Freeman (PEACE Club at GSU) discuss animal rights and vegan activism strategies for this pandemic era, related to what messages we should use to connect zoonotic diseases like Covid-19 to the meat trade and animal exploitation, and how we can still be effective activists in the shadow of Covid while "social distancing." The latter half of the show covers how animal activists can sincerely support the Black Lives Matter movement to continue its momentum toward social justice in this special moment.  

We conducted this 45 minute interview In July 2020 for a double radio show combining Second Opinion Radio (which Melody hosts) and In Tune to Nature (which Carrie hosts) on WRFG (Radio Free Georgia); the show originally aired on July 29, 2020 on wrfg.org 89.3FM radio.  

Consider supporting this progressive, independent radio station: Radio Free Georgia. Thank you.

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Food justice activist lauren Ornelas explains how to combat environmental racism and other human rights violations in factory farms, slaughterhouses, and plant-crop farm systems that often mistreat and exploit farm workers, many of them immigrants and people of color. Ornelas founded and runs the Food Empowerment Project. Their website www.foodispower.org outlines so many food injustice issues facing humans as well as farmed animals and how consumers can help agricultural workers (including advocating for a living wage and fighting slave labor conditions) and eat ethically (including vegan foods, fair trade, organic, and local). This 22 minute interview was conducted in July 2020 by host Carrie Freeman of In Tune to Nature.

Carrie and co-host Sonia Swartz have been hosting the In Tune to Nature program weekly for 10 years to advocate for eco and animal friendly values and practices. https://www.facebook.com/InTunetoNature/

This radio show airs on July 22, 2020 on 89.3FM-Atlanta and on wrfg.org. Consider supporting this progressive, independent radio station: Radio Free Georgia. Thank you.

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Angela Grimes of Born Free USA dispels the myths that American trophy hunters use to justify so much unnecessary killing of wild animals (even endangered species). She explains how trophy hunting is not only cruel but harmful to the ecosystems and the family/community of that individual animal killed. And most of the money earned does not go to local communities, who would benefit more economically from ecotourism that values the long lives (not the deaths) of these charismatic larger species like bears, lions, tigers, crocodiles, elephants, buffalo, rhino, hippos, zebra, giraffes, and others who are slaughtered for sport and egotistical taxidermy displays. In this 22-minute interview with host Carrie Freeman for Radio Free Georgia's "In Tune to Nature" program in early July of 2020, Angela discusses what Born Free USA is doing (with the help of us as activists) to promote federal policies (like the CECIL Act in Congress) to remove loopholes that trophy hunters use to import body parts from endangered species into the USA. Their website with action items is here https://www.bornfreeusa.org/trophyhunting/

Carrie and co-host Sonia Swartz have been hosting the In Tune to Nature program weekly for 10 years to advocate for eco and animal friendly values and practices. https://www.facebook.com/InTunetoNature/

This radio show airs on July 8, 2020 on 89.3FM-Atlanta and on wrfg.org. Consider supporting this progressive, independent radio station: Radio Free Georgia. Thank you.

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Brionte McCorkle discusses the connection between racial injustice (disproportionately harming people of color from the pandemic and from police violence) and environmental degradation --- where the many issues overlap in a call for environmental justice. At Georgia Conservation Voters, a chapter of the League of Conservation Voters, they are working toward creating a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement and electorate to elect and hold accountable political leaders who will be responsive to the needs and interests of all Georgia voters in having clean energy, clean air, clean water, mass transit, a stable climate, and an overall healthier living environment for humans and wildlife. Brionte shares some examples pertinent to Metro Atlanta and Albany, Georgia. The group's website is GCVoters.org   This 24-minute interview was conducted by host Carrie Freeman (former professor of Brionte at GSU back in the day) for the "In Tune to Nature" radio show on Radio Free Georgia, in June of 2020.

In Tune to Nature airs live Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on radio station 89.3FM (metro-Atlanta) and worldwide on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia, non-commercial independent radio). The show's website is www.facebook.com/intunetonature 

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Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH, is the author of “Animals & Public Health” and “Our Symphony with Animals.” And in this 23-minute interview she explains why by saving other animals, we save ourselves (the human animal), specifically in the context of how pandemics like Covid-19 are caused by our mistreatment of wild and domesticated animals in live animal markets and factory farms.

Interviewed by host Carrie Freeman for “In Tune to Nature” radio show on WRFG.org (Radio Free Georgia) on 89.3FM-Atlanta (airs Wednesday nights 6:30-7pm EST).

Websites: facebook.com/intunetonature  and  ayshaakhtar.com

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Host Carrie Freeman conducts a 23-minute interview with Dr. Jennifer Molidor, Sr. Food Campaigner, at The Center for Biological Diversity who runs their Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign. She explains how the promotion of plant-based eating (an Earth Friendly Diet) is necessary to help wild animals, through reduction of: habitat loss and deforestation, pollution, climate change, and the killing/hunting of millions of America's wild animals by the federal 'Wildlife Services' agency at the behest of ranchers. Farmed animals are not the only animals harmed and killed by the unsustainable meat, milk, and egg industries. 

Find out ways to get involved at TakeExtinctionOffYourPlate.com or BiologicalDiversity.org to help save life on Earth.

Tune in to the "In Tune to Nature" radio show Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia) and in Atlanta on 89.FM. Hosted by Carrie Freeman or Sonia Swartz.  www.facebook.com/intunetonature 

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