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Nature Now #350 Navigating With Nature

(first aired February 21, 2018). Host Paul Ruben welcomes Nahja Chimenti to the KPTZ studio to discuss ways to navigate using nature, plus her involvement with local sailing programs. Closing music is “Stars,” performed by the Weepies.

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Nature Now #349 History of Birds on the Olympic Peninsula

(first aired February 14, 2018). Dr. Fred Sharpe visits host Debaran Kelso to provide historical information about the birds of our area. Closing music is “Fly Like a Bird,” sung by Boz Scaggs.

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Nature Now #348 The World of the Unseen Life in the Oceans

(first aired Febrary 7, 2018). Dr. Virginia Armbrust, Director of the University of Washington School of Oceonography, joins host Nan Evans to talk about the weird world of microscopic organisms that populate the world’s oceans, and why we should know about them and even care. Closing music is “Under The Ocean,” performed by The Boat People.

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Nature Now #347 The History of the Pacific Oyster

(first aired January 31, 2018). Paul Ruben hosts environmental filmmaker Shelly Solomon in the KPTZ studio, and discusses the history of the pacific oyster and related topics. Closing music is “Oysters and Pearls,” sung by Jimmy Buffett.

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Nature Now #346 Corvids and Avian Intelligence

(first aired January 24, 2018). Paul Ruben talks via phone with John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington and author of several books on birds, to discuss corvids and the intelligence they possess. Closing music is “Magpie,” sung by Ian Tyson.

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Nature Now #345 COUNTS 2017—Results for Birds

(first aired January 17, 2018). Mary Robson hosts bird expert Gary Bullock for a return visit, discussing the 2017 Christmas Bird Count and what was found. Closing music is “Hazy Days of Winter,” sung by Simon & Garfunkel.

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Nature Now #344 Coastal Geology and Climate Change

(first aired January 10, 2018). Host Nan Evans talks via phone with Eric Grossman, Research Geologist with the USGS, and discusses the impact of sea level rise in the Salish Sea. Closing music is “Long River,” sung by Gordon Lightfoot.

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Nature Now #343 Pigeon Guillemot Research (Part 2)

(first aired January 3, 2018). Debaran Kelso hosts Frances Wood and Govinda Rosling of the Pigeon Guillemot research group on Whidbey Island to continue a discussion of the group’s work studying the island’s guillemot population for the past decade. Closing music is “Whidbey Island Blues,” performed by Seattle group The Maldives.

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Nature Now #342 Hiking the Olympics

(first aired December 27, 2017). Host Paul Ruben brings veteran hikers Lee Jacobson and Doug Scott to the KPTZ studio to share their knowledge and expertise on hiking the Olympics. Closing music is “Hiking,” performed by Paddy Mills.

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Nature Now #341 Bringing Birds Closer

(first aired December 20, 2017). Host Mary Robson talks in studio with experienced birder Gary Bullock to examine how to explore for birds and how to get started in birding. Closing music is “Bluebird,” performed by Doug Paisley.

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Nature Now #340 Pigeon Guillemot Research

(first aired December 13, 2017). Debaran Kelso hosts Frances Wood and Govinda Rosling of the Pigeon Guillemot Research Group on Whidbey Island to discuss the group’s work studying the island’s guillemot population for the past decade. Closing music is “Fleet,” by Guillemot.

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Nature Now #339 The Impact of Climate Change on Oxygen and Marine Habitats

(first aired December 6, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks on the phone with Curtis Deutsch, Professor of Chemical Oceanography at the University of Washington, to examine what is happening to oxygen levels in the ocean and why it is important. Closing music is “If I Were the Ocean,” performed by Mark Mancina.

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Nature Now #338 Citizen Science & Marine Science Center

(first aired November 29, 2017). Host Nan Evans welcomes Betsy Carlson, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and talks about what citizen science is and the projects at the Center. Closing music is “Volunteers,” performed by L J Booth.

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Nature Now #337 Animal Rescue

(first aired November 22, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews via phone Sara Penhallegon of Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene to discuss the Center’s work in rehabilitating wildlife for a return to their natural habitat. Closing music is “Rescue,” performed by The New Planet Animals.

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Nature Now #336 Backyard Hawks (repeat)

(first aired November 15, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso reprises her interview with Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner, and talks about hawks in the area and some that could be in your backyard. Closing music is “I See Hawks In L.A.,” performed by I See Hawks in L.A.

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Nature Now #335 Salmon, Humans and the Salish Sea

(first aired November 8, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks via phone with Jill Rolland, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Western Fisheries Research Center. The discussion covers salmon and the science surrounding salmon restoration in Puget Sound. Closing music is “It’s Your World,” performed by Leftover Salmon.

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Nature Now #334 Invasive Plants

(first aired November 1, 2017). Paul Ruben debuts as a Nature Now host and interviews Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Assistant Malloree Weinheimer to learn about noxious plant species in our area and how to control them. Closing music is “Weeds,” performed by Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots.

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Nature Now #333 Drones and Wildlife Research (repeat)

(first aired October 18, 2017. Repeat of show that aired October, 2016)
Host Debaran Kelso conducts a phone interview with Dr. Fred Sharpe in Alaska, and discusses his work with humpback whales that includes the use of drones to obtain samples for analysis.

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Nature Now #332 The Ocean

(first aired October 11, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes back environmental educator Bob Steelquist to talk about the many facets of the ocean.

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Nature Now #331 Interesting Creatures

(first aired October 4, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes to the studio environmental educator, writer, photographer and naturalist Bob Steelquist to discuss interesting creatures and other features in our environment.

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Nature Now #330 Wetlands

(first aired September 27, 2017). Host Nan Evans welcomes new Nature Now host and wetlands biologist Paul Ruben, who defines wetlands and discusses issues related to them. Closing music is “Wetlands,” performed by Paul Spring.

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Nature Now #329 Pine Marten Survey Updates

(first aired September 20, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso interviews U. S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Betsy Howell to get an update on the pine marten survey.

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Nature Now #328 Youth Environmental Stewards (YES)

(first aired September 13, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews Jude Rubin about the Youth Environmental Stewards (YES) program she founded.

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Nature Now #327 Sea Stars & Citizen Science

(first aired September 6, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks in studio with Howard Teas and John Conley to update sea star wasting information, and also speaks with her guests about citizen science work. Closing music is “So Many Stars,” performed by Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66.

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Nature Now #326 Writing a Guidebook

(first aired August 30, 2017). Host Mary Robson talks to local resident Craig Weir about planning and creating a field guide for hikers looking for lichen, mosses and ferns. Closing music is “The Dancing Bear,” performed by Natalie Merchant.

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Nature Now #325 Impacts of the Solar Eclipse on the Tides

(first aired August 23, 2017). Host Nan Evans hosts a timely interview with frequent guest Jonathan White, author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, and discusses the effect of the solar eclipse on the tides in our area.

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