Wild salmon give their very lives so that life itself can continue. They are the inspiration for each episode asking change-makers in this world what they are doing to save the things they love most. Join filmmaker, Mark Titus as we connect with extraordinary humans saving what they love through radical compassion and meaningful action. Visit evaswild.com for more information.
#13 - Chris Zimmer - Rivers Without Borders
Based in Juneau, Chris has been with Rivers Without Borders since 2001. He has worked on environmental issues for over 25 years in Washington, Montana and Alaska, including nuclear weapons testing, Columbia River dams and salmon, forest campaigns and transboundary issues. Chris engages tribes, commercial fishermen and communities advancing watershed conservation. In this episode, Chris and Mark take a deep dive into the Tulsequah Chief Mine controversy above Alaska’s Taku River watershed. There are multiple transboundary mines threatening wild salmon rivers in Southeast Alaska and BC. This one would set a major precedent.
#12 - Richard Chalyee Eésh Peterson - Tlingit & Haida Tribe President
Richard Chalyee Eésh Peterson is the 4-term President of the Tlingit and Haida Council in Southeast Alaska. On today’s episode Mark and Richard talk about perseverance and resilience in the face of fear; real accountability & transformation; and of course, wild salmon. Richard is a stalwart leader and a brings hope in saving the things we love through his own deeply personal story of transformation.
#11 - Colleen Echohawk - Seattle Mayoral Candidate
If elected, Colleen would become the first Indigenous Woman to lead the city of Seattle, the only American city named after an Indigenous leader, Chief Sealth. On today's SWYL podcast, she expounds on Seattle's Homeless Crisis; accountability by police and citizens alike and leadership rooted in indigenous wisdom.
#10 - Ray Hilborn - Seaspiracy
Ray Hilborn is a Volvo Environmental Prize Winner; author of six books on sustainable fisheries and is one of the principle scientists operating the Alaska Salmon Program for the University of Washington in Bristol Bay. Ray and Mark break down the new Seaspiracy Netflix documentary, challenging the idea that there is no such thing as a sustainable fishery.
#9 - Ray Troll - Artist and host of Paleo Nerds
Ray Troll is an American artist. Ray’s work has been described as “scientific surrealism” a label that he’s okay with. He’s widely recognized for his obsessively detailed scientifically accurate artwork along with his offbeat, quirky sense of humor. Ray draws his whimsical inspiration from extensive field work, the latest scientific discoveries, & brings a street-smart, tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology. You can do a deep dive with Ray on his podcast, Paleo Nerds.
#8 - Melanie Brown - 5th Generation Indigenous Fisherman & Activist
Melanie Brown is a 5th generation Bristol Bay fisherman. She has been working on the campaign to protect Bristol Bay for decades. She has traveled all over the country together preaching the gospel of wild salmon and Bristol Bay. In this episode, Melanie shares that story.
Informative and Thoughtful
Mark Titus has done and continues to impress with the incredible guests and the dynamic information.
I am learning so much about the impact of Bristol Bay on the environment and the people who protect it.
Wonderful in depth dialogue and great stepping off/up place to so many issues.The concept of having indigenous languages acknowledged to enable students to graduate high school is a powerful and timely message.Thank you for sharing your conversation and thoughts
Important place based conversations
Mark is a phenomenal interviewer, and his guests are just so inspiring. If you are a person who sees the importance of a deep sense of place, this is a delight to listen to. These are such vital stories to hear and learn about. Much gratitude that all the work that goes into this show.