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PODCASTS

A catalog of podcasts and radio show recordings Brook Thompson has been a guest on. 

March 24th, 2023

NSPR Blue Dot: Stream restoration on the Klamath River and Big Chico Creek with California Trout

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Hosted by Dave Schlom & Matt Fidler

LINK: https://www.mynspr.org/show/blue-dot/2023-03-24/blue-dot-stream-restoration-on-the-klamath-river-and-big-chico-creek-with-california-trout

Host Dave Schlom visits with an array of guests that are involved in major watershed restoration projects being conducted by the conservation organization California Trout.

We find out about the science behind restoration with Andrew Rypel, Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, then dive into the world's largest restoration project, the dam removal on the Klamath River, with UC Davis aquatic research ecologist Robert Lusardi.

Brook Thompson, a Yurok and Karuk tribal member who is a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz, weighs in on her homeland watershed and indigenous ecological principles that will be put into place during the Klamath restoration effort.

Then we turn our attention to a stream that literally flows past the NSPR studios, Big Chico Creek, with Cal Trout's Regional Director for Mt. Shasta and Klamath, Damon Goodman, and Holly Swan, the new Project Manager for the Mount Lassen office of California Trout in Chico. Finally, He Lo Ramirez, scientist, educator, and Mechoopda tribal member tells us about how the tribe is helping to restore Big Chico Creek, waters that his people have lived by for millennia that were once filled with abundant salmon and steelhead.

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Febuary 04, 2023 

CBC Unreserved:
Pacific Coast Indigenous nations see a glimmer of hope for the future of salmon

Hosted by Rhiannon Johnson

LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/pacific-salmon-indigenous-1.6736096

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous voices — our cousins, our aunties, our elders, our heroes. Rosanna Deerchild guides us on the path to better understand our shared story. Together, we learn and unlearn, laugh and become gentler in all our relations.

January 19th, 2023

Cultivating Place: The Yurok Tribe's Revegetation Plan & Undamming Of The Klamath Brook Thompson & Joshua Chenoweth

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Hosted by Jennifer Jewell

LINK: https://www.cultivatingplace.com/post/the-yurok-tribe-s-revegetation-plan-undamming-of-the-klamath-brook-thompson-joshua-chenoweth

Conversations on natural history & the human impulse to garden. 

As seen in the overview, the 30 x 30 conservation efforts at federal and state levels are tremendous, but as the last two weeks’ conversations have made clear, it is at the landscape and local levels that these conservation efforts work or don’t work, get done or don’t, and ideally get done as thoroughly and thoughtfully as possible. 
 
This week, we focus on one specific and historic project at least 50 years in the making – the undamming of the majestic Klamath River. The final approval for the removal of a series of hydroelectric-production dams (whose installations date from the early to the mid-1900s) was won in November of 2022. Dam removal is set to begin in 2023. We’re in conversation with two people, Brook Thompson, and Joshua Chenoweth, engaged by the Yurok Tribe in preparing for the revegetation of the more than 2000 acres that will be re-exposed following the draining of the dam basins. 
 
Brook is a Yurok tribal member, a Native scholar, a civil engineer, water rights and cultural sovereignty activist, and Joshua is a restoration ecologist working for the Yurok tribe and leading the many-year planning and implementation of this complex revegetation process. 

It’s all about re-connections.  Listen in!

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October 26th, 2021

West Coast Water Justice:
Connecting Indigenous Knowledge, Policy and Infrastructure

Hosted by Natalie Kilmer

LINK: https://www.westcoastwaterjustice.org/1816431/9417426-connecting-indigenous-knowledge-policy-and-infrastructure
A podcast about grassroots water justice in the Western United States. We interview experts about their local watersheds and how the health of our water impacts every facet of our lives and future generations.

March 1st, 2021

This Old Apocalyptic House: Washed Away with Brook Thompson

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Link: https://youtu.be/2Vqal_3-sZA

Description: "Groundwater levels are plunging throughout America. Are we running out of water? Are we running out of time? We talk with Civic/Environmental Engineering Student Brook Thompson about how we can best manage (or fight for) both. Tune in to see if Dave dies!"

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