Online radio is a godsend. Producers can now easily interview guests, no matter their location. This past week, I sat in my home office and called-in to the Zeta Global Radio production studio at the headquarters of Cinder Cone Worldwide, currently located in New Mexico. I called-in to discuss the topic of bees with Lainie Sevante Wulkan, who is a producer and radio show hostess. There’s some cool history between us though.
In January 2013, Lainie “Sevante” was co-producing Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest film festival. We had been formally introduced through a group called Hologram of Life when I lived in the San Francisco area. It was in January 2013 that Sevante invited me to come work in New Mexico, and provide community education about bees during her bigtime event. She offered a unique platform for me to showcase the most important bees information that no one was talking about. With some major planning efforts from me and my former colleague, Dave Hunter, we created a series of public lectures called BeeSWeek 2013. Then, as a lone wolf, I temporarily moved to Albuquerque by that April. BeeSWeek 2013 planning kept me busy until the film festival events kicked-off that June. While working each day to get the community involved, Sevante was instrumental in getting the word out. Between the two of us, the bees were mentioned on radio, television, and the newspaper. What a formidable time in my life, on many levels!
Growth & Change
Much has changed since June 2013. After the event was over, I moved to Sedona to continue on my path. I now travel to visit clients and friends, while working on holistic and community projects of all sorts. Lainie has changed tracks with her career, now working with her husband Howard Wulkan at their audio production studio business, Cinder Cone Worldwide. Not to switch gears too harshly, but there is one thing hasn’t changed though: the bees are still very much f*cked. Specifically, Honey bees, which are going extinct.
Did You Know?
Many people do not realize that bees are our food angels. They pollinate an estimated 34-74% of the world’s food supply (depending on which organization you ask). Honey bees make up 12 of the 20,000+ types of bees. Yet, the very same big agriculture farmers who rely on the bees, are also killing them by making them work in toxic chemical laden orchards and fields. There are bees that work together in groups, like Honey bees. The other types of bees are often referred to as “native bees” or “solitary bees”. These bees are up to 60x more efficient than Honey bees in pollinating orchards. Native bees’ immune systems are not compromised in the same ways that Honey bees’ are. They also are docile and would rather land on you for a rest, than to sting you. I could go on, but please I’d rather you listen to my interview discussion with Lainie. www.zetaradio.wordpress.com … CLICK TO LISTEN
Inside The Bees Discussion
I did my best to prepare for this interview discussion by bringing some of the more interesting facts and bees-related stories from the current news into the picture. I also give a shout out to my friend and bee sister, Maryam Heinen of Honey Colony. Her work is truly phenomenal, and she has painstakingly written hundreds of in-depth and investigative articles about bees, and big agriculture, and big chem. Also in our new radio discussion, there’s a re-cap of positive trends, and things that every person can do “today” to prevent dying bees, and impending collapse of our local and global food supplies. We can each do our part to protect the bees and habitats that remain, and this interview is a great first step to doing that. As a cool side note, my history with Maryam Heinen goes back to 2013, when she and co-producer George Langworthy allowed Lainie’s film festival to show their film “Vanishing Of The Bees” as a courtesy to the community. Incidentally, this film has been banned in multiple countries because of the film’s assertion that chemicals by Bayer and products by Monsanto are the worst enemy to struggling beekeepers and their bees. This fact makes me like Maryam and George even more. 😉
Show will air online for one week, beginning April 29, 2017. After one week the show will still be active, but moved to the ZGR archives. You can surely listen to the discussion during this next week online at: