S02|E03: Gold River, British Columbia: Part II (Of Stars)

September 22, 2016

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This episode concludes the story of Luna the Whale and his time in Gold River. The town comes together to save Luna, and the town struggles in the wake of his absence and the lessons learned.

This week's guests: Jamie James: Jamie is a member of the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation tribe. He became Luna's caretaker and closest friend in Gold River.

Donna Schneider: Donna was a chef on the Uchuck, a regional cruise ship based in Gold River. Donna was one of the first people to encounter Luna and, against all odds, developed a friendship with the orphaned whale.

Eugene Amos: Eugene is also a member of the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation tribe. He moved to Gold River after the passing of his grandmother and almost immediately encountered another tragedy. But through a strange prophecy and the arrival of Luna, his views of the world and his relationships changed.

Michael Parfit & Suzanne Chisholm: Michael and Suzanne were sent to Gold River, by Smithsonian, to cover the story of Luna. They stayed on through multiple attempts at rescuing and relocating him, and later turned Luna's story into a documentary, The Whale. www.thewhale.com

Our Americana is produced & hosted by Josh Hallmark. Learn more at www.ouramericanapodcast.com

Sponsor Our Americana at www.patreon.com/ouramericana -or- www.ouramericanapodcast.com

Featured Music: Dave Depper - Perspective; Cloudjumper - Orca; Lee Rosevere - Shimmering; Dexter Britain - The Stars Are Out; Phillipp Weigl - The Scent of Cedars; El Perro del Mar - From The Valley To The Stars Music available at: www.freemusicarchive.com

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S02|E02: Gold River, British Columbia: Part I (Luna the Whale)

September 15, 2016

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In 2001, the small town of Gold River was adopted by a baby orca. Over the next five years, Luna the Whale would both unite and spark debate amongst the previously segregated town. And he would put this isolated Vancouver Island community on the map and at the forefront of an even bigger conversation about what happens when conservation and humanity collide. 

This week's guests: Donna Schneider: Donna was a chef on the Uchuck, a regional cruise ship based in Gold River. Donna was one of the first people to encounter Luna and, against all odds, developed a friendship with the orphaned whale. // Eugene Amos: Eugene is a member of the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation tribe. He moved to Gold River after the passing of his grandmother and almost immediately encountered another tragedy. But through a strange prophecy and the arrival of Luna, his views of the world and his relationships changed.  // Michael Parfit & Suzanne Chisholm: Michael and Suzanne were sent to Gold River, by Smithsonian, to cover the story of Luna. They stayed on through multiple attempts at rescuing and relocating him, and later turned Luna's story into a documentary, The Whale.  //

Our Americana is produced & hosted by Josh Hallmark. Learn more at www.ouramericanapodcast.com //

Sponsor Our Americana at www.patreon.com/ouramericana -or- www.ouramericanapodcast.com //

Featured Music: Dave Depper - Perspective; Lee Rosevere - Watching Whales on the Moon; Cloudjumper - Orca; Sergey Cheremisinov - Forgotten Stars; Aaron Mist - Wait for Me; Aaron Mist - Whales Inside // Music available at: www.freemusicarchive.com

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S02|E01: Berkshire County, Mass. (Berkshares)

September 9, 2016

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In the season two premiere, we... encounter some growing pains and quality control issues while using fancy new equipment ...we also head to a rural county in the Berkshires, where the coalescence of agriculture, city weekenders, and a regional currency helped create the farm-to-table movement. /

This week's guests: Alice Maggio: Alice is the Local Currency Program Director at the Schumacher Center for New Economics, where she is further developing Berkshire County’s own local currency, BerkShares. www.berkshare.org / Andy Pruhenski & Abby Webster: Abby and Andy are Berkshires natives and own and operate a housewares store in downtown Great Barrington, One Mercantile. www.one-mercantile.myshopify.com /

Our Americana is produced & hosted by Josh Hallmark. Learn more at www.ouramericanapodcast.com //

Sponsor Our Americana at www.patreon.com/ouramericana -or- www.ouramericanapodcast.com //

Featured Music: Dave Depper - Perspective; Keshco - Waterback; Podington Bear - Golden Hour; Zachary Wilson - Depths of Heaven Music available at: www.freemusicarchive.com

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