Grizzly Times is a voice for imperiled grizzly bears in Yellowstone and their wild ecosystems in the Northern Rockies.
Episode 44 - Gay Bradshaw - Psychologist, Ecologist and Pioneer Researcher
Dr. Gay Bradshaw is a psychologist, ecologist and pioneer researcher on animal trauma whose latest book Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell is about our mutual friend and “bear whisperer” who challenged our way of thinking about and relating to wild animals, especially grizzly bears. Charlie articulated a vision he called “fitting in,” that meant deep listening, becoming part of where you are rather than standing out and dominating other beings, that has led to so much destruction of the planet. Gay concludes that we must “recede, refrain and restrain,” and that we have a perfect opportunity to make a radical change in our culture and devote ourselves to nature's wellness by putting ourselves second to nature.
Episode 43 - Brad Orsted - Wildlife Filmmaker, Photographer, Author
Brad Orsted is an award-winning photographer and wildlife filmmaker, whose work has been aired on National Geographic, BBC, PBS, Travel Channel, Smithsonian Channel. He and his wife co-own the Wonderland Cafe and Lodge in Gardiner, Montana, on the doorstep of Yellowstone Park. Brad is the author of an upcoming book: Finding Marley: A Story of Healing in Nature after the Death of my Daughter. Parenthetically, the day before our interview, Easter Sunday, Brad and his family provided an Easter dinner with all the fixings for 200 people in Gardiner; nearly half could not pay because they had been furloughed during the coronavirus shutdown.
For more about Brad, his book and Horsefeather Photography: https://www.bradorsted.com/
Episode 42 - Gary Macfarlane - Veteran Wilderness Advocate
Gary Macfarlane is one of the great grassroots champions of wild places in the Northern Rockies, serving as Director of the Friends of the Clearwater based in Moscow, Idaho, and on the boards of Wilderness Watch and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.
Episode 41 - Lou Bruno - Founder of the Glacier Two Medicine Alliance
Lou Bruno is a teacher, naturalist, and founder of the Glacier Two Medicine Alliance that advocates for protection of the Badger Two Medicine wilderness next to Glacier National Park.
Episode 40 - Adelle Welch - Student Climate Activist
Adelle is a student at Park High School in Livingston, Montana, who recently helped organize a school walkout to protest inaction by lawmakers on climate change.
Episode 39 - David Stalling - Conservationist
David Stalling is a hunter, angler, writer, activist and former Force Recon Marine! A devoted conservationist, David here shares his experience as “an anti-hunter who hunts,” a serious bow hunter who has rejected the high-tech gear of many hunters – and the kind of equipment he used as a Marine.