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Wind Wise Radio presents Feathered Friends and Other Creatures

May 20, 2012

Harley Keisch, host of WWR, interviews  Ileene Anderson, Biologist and Public Lands Deserts Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, and Miriam Raftery, Editor and Founder of East County Magazine. The live program airs online Sunday night May, 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm ET.

The Center for Biological Diversity staff page notes:

Ileene Anderson coordinates campaigns throughout the southwest deserts, while focusing on conservation projects in the deserts and urban wildlands of Southern California. Her project areas include all public lands in the California deserts and the Santa Ana River Watershed, western Riverside County, Tejon Ranch, and the Santa Clara River Watershed. She holds a master’s in biology from California State Northridge and is a research associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens.

Miriam Raftery is the editor and founder of East County Magazine.  Her story for May 19, 2012 alerts readers to the authorized “taking” of endangered bighorn sheep in the path of the Ocotillo Express wind project.

As a journalist and editor, Raftery has the distinction of editing a prize-winning publication that does nonpartisan reporting for San Diego County, CA. and has been honored by the American Society of Journalists & Authors with a national award for community journalism. The magazines’ website notes that she had also received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Women’s Press Club, and San Diego Press Club before founding ECM and  subsequently received nine more awards in 2009, for stories published in ECM.

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