Earth Day on KLRU Q

KLRU Q has lots of programming in honor of Earth Day this month

Sunday, April 21
Redwood National Park: Preserving Ancient Forests at 2 pm
Redwood National Park is home to the tallest living things on earth – coast redwoods. Redwood National Park preserved nearly half the Earth’s remaining old growth redwoods (in the general age range of 700 to 2,000 years old.) Although ninety percent of California’s old growth redwoods had been harvested, the establishment of Redwood National Park in 1968, and the expansion in 1978 were controversial events in our local history. The program features interviews with local citizens who campaigned to save the redwoods.

Fate of the Jewel at 3 pm
Despite its beauty, Lake Tahoe’s famous clarity has declined significantly over the past 30 years as delicately linked strands of an efficient ecosystem have been torn apart by human activities. The Fate of the Jewel documents the federal, state and grassroot efforts to stop and reverse Lake Tahoe’s declining condition.

American Values: American Wilderness at 4 pm
From the Arctic to the Everglades, wilderness is a haven for animals, a source of clean water and air and a challenging place which can inspire profound personal growth. American Vales: American Wilderness introduces a wide variety of citizens who share a deep love of nature – from their early childhood experiences to their expressions of hope for the future.

Wilderness: The Great Debate at 5 pm
For 40 years, the American West has been the nation’s battleground for the preservation of wild lands. This one hour documentary explores a host of environmental issues in the American West.

Drawn to Yellowstone at 6 pm
The award-winning documentary Drawn to Yellowstone is the story of how Thomas Moran’s art and William H Jackson’s photos persuaded Congress to make Yellowstone into the world’s first national park in 1872.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time at 7 pm
The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.

Greatest Good #101 at 8 pm
Historical images from numerous archives across the country capture the early days of the conservation movement.

Greatest Good #102 at 9 pm
A new scientific understanding of ecosystems helps form a vision for public land management that continues to evolve and guide the Forest Service.

Lost Bird Project at 10 pm
The captivating nature documentary charts sculptor Todd McGrain’s efforts to memorialize five birds – the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen – driven to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sunday, April 28
Hudson River Journeys at 2 pm
Explore “Americas first river” thorugh the eyes of artist LenTantillo and folk singer Pete Seeger. Hudson River Journeys is an intimate view into the mystique river and presents a breathtaking look at the Hudson today, celebrating its natural splendor through beautiful scenic vistas captured during each of the four seasons.

Rescuing The River: The Raritan at 2:30 pm
This documentary tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up.

Life on the Delaware at 3:30 pm
Take an intimate look at the people of the Deleware River watershed, a region which provides parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware with fresh drinking water. The documentary introduces some of the extraordinary individuals who work to keep the Delaware River a healthy waterway for generations to come.

Potomac: The River Runs Through Us at 4:30 pm
The River Runs Through Us looks at the ways the Potomac River connects everyone in their everyday lives. As we follow the flow of the river, we learn about the need to protect this resource for ourselves and future generations.

East of the Blue Ridge: The James River at 5 pm
Take a journey along the James River through the eyes of those most intimate with this historic waterway. East of the Blue Ridge captures the sights and sounds of the river from its source in Jamestown.

Buffalo Flows at 6 pm
Arkansas’ Buffalo River, born in the Ozark Mountains, is one of the nation’s remaining free-flowing rivers. This program outlines the “Battle for the Buffalo” — the efforts of conversation groups to prevent damming — and captures the river’s magnificent beauty over four seasons.

Five Rivers Five Voices at 7 pm
In his latest film, John Howe tells the story of five great American rivers and the evocative voices that define them.

Kissimmee Basin: The Northern Everglades at 8 pm
The Kissimmee Basin: The Northern Everglades invites you to take a trip up the Kissimmee Valley back through time to discover the well-reasoned, yet unforeseen consequences of a flood control project that turned the 103-mile long meandering river full of life, into a 52-mile long, multi-million dollar over-engineered channel that drained the surrounding wetlands, caused the disappearance of large flocks of wading birds, and a significant decline of an abundant freshwater fishery.

Chesapeake Bay By Air at 9 pm
Chesapeake Bay By Air captures the unparalleled wild beauty, rich history and natural serenity of the bay from 2,000 feet. The program marries gentle verse, prose and music with dramatic images captured by high-definition cameras, which bring the region into razor-sharp perspective.

Walk in the Park with Nick Molle – Rivers of the Rockies at 10 pm
The second installment of the nature series A Walk in the Park with Nick Molle explores the Colorado, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre and St. Vrain rivers located within the northern Rocky Mountains.