WE ARE LISTENER SUPPORTED
DONATE, JOIN OR RENEW
DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMS
VISIT THE EDITOR'S DESK
SEARCH DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMS

Wild Animals: Our Natural Allies with Brenda Peterson

POSTED May 2, 2024 IN
Free Listening, Interviews

Free Listening Through May 21 :

 

Brenda Peterson

Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right.

As a young child, Peterson’s original playmates were wild animals. She grew up in a Forest Service lookout cabin in a forest preserve on the border of California and Oregon. Her father was a forest ranger, later to become the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Peterson is directing us to look beyond the companionship we enjoy with our domesticated animal friends and invites us to explore how wild animals can become our guides and fellow travelers, helping us navigate the stresses of daily life in a rapidly changing planet. For example, she shares the poignant story of an elderly woman who had Alzheimer’s and lost her memory of friends, family, and even her own name. But this doyenne knew the birds, knew who she was as she came weekly to feed the gulls. She also shares the story of working with animal allies that empowered young teens in a classroom setting. Highlighted is the need for playfulness that enhances our survival. She shares the research done by Stuart Brown, M.D., founder of the National Institute for Play who has been able to demonstrate a correlation between the absence of normal play patterns in young people and mass killings. Peterson delights us with her many adventures with dolphins, beluga whales, orcas, and wolves.

Program 3810 Description

See the full description for this guest’s background, their books, topics covered in this dialogue, and more.

Buy Here

BUY NOW $1.99 – MP3 DOWNLOAD

  • Suggestions for Searching

  • Categories

  • NEW DIMENSIONS IS LISTENER-SUPPORTED.

    We are a 501(c3) not-for-profit educational foundation. We depend on listeners to sustain this life enhancing broadcast. Donations are tax-deductible.

    Links & Technical Help
    Find Radio Stations
    New Dimensions is the longest running, most successful independently produced radio interview program on public radio!
    Stations Login Here
    Subscribe to Spotlight
    Subscribe to our free weekly themed program newsletter “Spotlight” for our latest interviews, best-selling programs, and more delivered right to your inbox.
    © 2010-2024 newdimensions.org All Rights Reserved
    Skip to content