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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.

July 22, 2021

A Boy’s Fight to Free Two Bears from Zoo Captivity: Justin Barker Describes his Teen Activism in Bear Boy

Author and animal activist Justin Barker shares his inspiring, true, coming-of-age, queer teen heroism story in "Bear Boy" (www.bearboy.org) of liberating Ursula and Brutus, two black bears languishing in a cage at a zoo in California in the 1990s. Through commitment and perseverance, he investigated and documented their conditions, garnered media attention, raised rescue funds across the nation, and held public officials accountable, to ultimately get this brother and sister bear pair moved to a sanctuary to spend their remaining years getting the help and care they needed and deserved.

In this 24-minute "In Tune to Nature" podcast, host Carrie Freeman interviews Justin Barker to tell us his teen activism success story and give us tips on how we can stand up for animals in our communities too.  https://cpfreeman.podbean.com/ 

In Tune to Nature is an eco and animal protection radio show that airs every Wednesday at 6:30pm on Atlanta indie station Radio Free Georgia wrg.org on 89.3FM-Atlanta. Please financially support and listen to independent noncommercial media like Radio Free Georgia. https://wrfg.org/   

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